Walk On The Wild Side At Auckland Museum!
THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS…
Walk On The Wild Side At Auckland Museum!
Discover the awesome natural wildlife of New
Zealand these school holidays with our special programme of
activities dedicated to all that swims, creeps or crawls.
Highlights include fun and fishy workshops, brain-teasing
trails, wild puppet shows and special scary guest
See below for the full programme of wild events:
SPECIAL SCARY GUEST APPEARANCES
Come and meet
our special visitors as they roam the Museum.
- Giant Spider, 11am – 3pm on the following dates:
Saturday 10 April, Sunday 11 April, Monday 12 April, Tuesday 13 April, Friday 16 April, Saturday 17 April, Sunday 18 April, Thursday 22 April, Friday 23 April, Saturday 24 April
Lorna Moa, 11am – 3pm on the following dates:
Friday 9 April, Saturday 10 April, Sunday 11 April, Monday 12 April, Saturday 17 April, Sunday 18 April, Saturday 24 April
Oly and the Purse Fish, 11am – 3pm on the following
Sunday 11 April, Monday 12 April, Wednesday 14 April, Sunday 18 April, Monday 19 April, Wednesday 21 April,
12 noon – 4pm on Friday 9 April,
1pm – 3pm on Thursday 15 April and Thursday 20 April
PUPPET SHOW - DR VOK AND THE TOAD’S TWISTED KITCHEN
Witness puppeteer Zero
with Toad and Dr. Vok in their quest to create a recipe for
the perfect animal assistant. From a travelling circus to
ancient Egypt, these creations will take you on a wild ride,
so come prepared dressed as your favourite wild animal and
join in the fun.
- 12.15pm and 3.15pm on the following dates:
Friday 9 April, Saturday 10 April, Sunday 11 April, Monday 12 April, Friday 16 April, Saturday 17 April, Sunday 18 April, Friday 23 April, Saturday 24 April
Bookings essential. Please ring the Discovery
Centre on 09 306 7077. $8/$5 for Dinomites.
Junior Workshops: Aged 4-6 Years
- Creating Sea Creatures
Tuesday 13 April and Tuesday 20 April, 10.30am - 12 noon
- Ocean Fun
Wednesday 14 April, 10.30am - 12 noon
- Ladybug Wind-chime
Wednesday 21 April, 10.30am - 12 noon
Senior Workshops: Aged 7-12 Years
- Marine Metamorphosis
Tuesday 13 April and Tuesday 20 April, 2pm - 3.30pm
- Marine Menagerie
Wednesday 14 April, 2pm - 3.30pm
- Beady Mini-beasts
Monday 19 April, 10.30am - 12 noon
Junior/Senior Workshops: Aged 4-12 Years
- Fossil Making
Monday 12 April, Thursday 15 April, Friday 16 April, Saturday 17 April, 10.30am – 12 noon
Wednesday 21 April, 2pm – 3.30pm.
Wreath Making FREE WORKSHOP – BOOKINGS ADVISED
Thursday 22 April, 10.30am – 12noon
TEN MINUTE ACTIVITIES
Daily craft activities, which cost $2 or $1 for Dinomites. No need to book, just pop into the Discovery Centre every day, from 10am - 12 noon and 1.30pm - 3pm. Runs 9 - 25 April 2004.
Monday & Thursday: Ladybug crowns and Pebble pendants
Tuesday & Friday: Jiggly jellyfish and Badge-making
Wednesday & Saturday: Crazy crabs and Bead bracelets
Sunday: Spin and spiral art and Anzac
YOUR PASSPORT TO WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
Visitors are invited to take a walk on the wild side with this special self-guided passport. Explore the gallery, search for clues and answer tricky questions. Complete your passports and go in the lucky prize draw to win books from Reed Publishing. Pickup your passport from the ticketing desk in the foyer.
DINOSAUR AND MOA EGGS – SUNDAY 11 APRIL
Take a look at some of the world’s biggest eggs this Easter Sunday with Glenys Stace. Sunday 11 April.
FIELD TRIP – MONDAY 12 APRIL
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF HOCHSTETTER
Austrian geologist Ferdinand von Hochstetter
explored the northern shoreline of the Manukau Harbour as
far as Whatipu in January 1859. Travelling by boat and foot
he described the geology of this coast for the first time
and visited early kauri milling sites. Bruce Hayward leads
this geographical and historical fieldtrip, suitable for the
whole family, which traces the places Hochstetter visited
along the Manukau Harbour.
Bring your lunch and water bottle.
Bookings essential, numbers are limited. Contact Margaret Spencer on 09 306 7070 ext. 883 or email@example.com.
WILD FILM SCREENINGS
world’s amazing plant and animal life is explored in this
series of fascinating documentaries. Screening all day in
- Mondays – Land of the Kiwi
- Tuesdays – The Lost Whales
- Wednesdays – Antarctica
- Thursdays – Private Life of Plants
- Fridays – Islands
- Saturdays – Castles of the Underworld
- Sundays – Walking with Dinosaurs
THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS
- Special marine
- Natural history websites
- Resource centre staff available to answer questions
OTHER NOT-TO-BE MISSED ACTIVITIES THESE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS INCLUDE:
CAT IN THE HAT/TE POTI RO POTAE BOOK READINGS – SUNDAY 18 APRIL
- Sunday 18 April, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm
The Cat in the Hat
(Te Poti Ro Potae) is now being published in Maori and will
be available from the Museum Store. To celebrate we will be
holding special readings in both English and Maori, outside
the Museum Store. Come along and meet the famous Cat in the
Sunday 18 April, 11am, 12.30pm and 2pm.
ANZAC DAY - SUNDAY 25 APRIL
Commemorate Anzac Day with a special Living Treasures Day of themed performances and activities. 12 noon - 5pm.