Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Auckland Museum's School Holiday Programme Sept 18

School Holiday Programme

18 September – 3 October

Join us these school holidays for our fun-packed, fashion-flavoured programme of activities and workshops.

Storytelling Join storyteller extraordinaire Jo Lees as she tells the story of The Emperor’s New Clothes, in Treasures and Tales every Monday and Wednesday of the holidays at 11am and 2pm.

Fashion Trail An exciting educational trail leading kids on a discovery search around the Museum. Answer questions relating to the exhibitions and have fun with our activities, including dress-ups and flip fashion!

Workshops Bookings essential – call 09 306 7077. All workshops cost $6 ($5 for Dinomites). Meet in the foyer.

Prince and Princess Workshops Tuesday 21 September & Sunday 26 September: 10.30am–12noon Decorate your own personal crown, choose your royal costume, walk down the red carpet and become a Prince or Princess! Meet an Indian Prince! (male model and author Colin Mathura-Jeffree). Suitable for 5 – 8 years. Please wear tight-fitting clothes for underneath dress-ups.

Dress the Designers – with WORLD designer Denise L’Estrange-Corbet Thursday 23 September: 10.30am– 2noon Decorate and dress cut-out paper dolls featuring WORLD designers Denise L’Estrange-Corbet and Francis Hooper. With the expert creative assistance of Denise L’Estrange-Corbet. Suitable for 5 – 9 years.

Origami Fashion – with origami master Johnathan Baxter Friday 24 September: 1.30pm–3pm Discover the world of origami and choose your own fashion origami piece to create, from an elegant selection intricately designed by artist Jonathan Baxter. Suitable for 7 – 12 years.

Skin, Scales, Fur and Feathers Sunday 26 September: 1.30pm–3pm & Tuesday 28 September 10.30am–12noon Inspired by the creative use of exotic materials by WORLD designers, this workshop looks at how animals wear their “clothes” and how humans have used them for fashion. Design and make your own item of adornment and choose an appropriate outfit to match. Male model and author Colin Mathura-Jeffree has expert advice to help. Suitable for 9 – 12 years. Please wear tight-fitting clothes for underneath dress-ups and bring a floppy disk for your photo if you do not have email.

10-Minute Activities Suitable for all ages. No bookings required; pop into the Discovery Centres every day of the holidays. All activities cost $2 ($1 for Dinomites), and run from 10am – 12 noon and 1.30pm – 3pm.

Mondays and Fridays Tuesdays and Saturdays Morning: Carnival Masks Morning: Crazy Crowns Afternoon: Weaving Afternoon: Bead Bracelets

Wednesdays Thursdays and Sundays Morning and afternoon: Beautiful Badges Morning: Fantastic Fans Afternoon: Lovely Lei

Unseen Worlds Exhibition While you’re here, don’t miss the chance to check out the Unseen Worlds exhibition, check out the massive squirming maggots, the enormous crawling ants, explore our special lab space and take part in the larger than life Museum trail!

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
K Emma Ng's Old Asian, New Asian

This book, written by a young second-generation Chinese New Zealander, gives many examples of the racism that Asian New Zealanders experience. More>>