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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 appearances!
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 dates:
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

WILD WORKSHOPS

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 poppies


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.

FAMILY 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 mspencer@aucklandmuseum.com.

WILD FILM SCREENINGS

The world’s amazing plant and animal life is explored in this series of fascinating documentaries. Screening all day in Matapuna.
- 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 display
- 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 Hat yourself!
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.

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