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SOUTH OTAGO MUSEUM
THURSDAY 2 MAY
South Otago Museum
$12 per child per session
Ages 5--12, fully supervised, dress for mess!
For bookings contact 03 418 2382
Learn the skills of palaeontology and unravel the
mysteries of animals that once roamed this land.
Re-create a prehistoric creature or flightless bird
before leaving your own fossilised trail.
EXPLORING THE EXTINCT
Get an eagle-eye view on humans in the air,
animals which can fly and others that have
evolved to be flightless. Make your own hot air
balloon that soars high above the ground, and
create a kite fit for any weather.
OPEN Mon-Fri 9:30am-1pm, 1:30pm-4:30pm. Sat-Sun 10am-4pm
WHERE 10 Campbell Street, Owaka, The Catlins • www.nzmuseums.co.nz
03 415 8323
dive into history, fish up the past...
in an excellent new museum
Six reasons to visit Owaka these holidays
• Teapotland • Dolly World • bush and beach walks
• waterfalls and the Owaka Museum
"Such an impressive museum
for a small town. It's great!"
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
• High Quality Community Childcare
• Caring Qualified Staff
• Reasonable Rates
(WINZ funding available)
• Casual Enrolments Welcome!
• Join our Walking Bus!
Join our Walking Bus!
Call Us Now!
KAITANGATA OSCAR INC
We have 1 part-time and 1 relieving position
available to join our exciting After School
Programme - Catering for ages: 5-13 years
We are looking for fun, energetic, flexible
Childcare experience and first aid certificate
beneficial. The sucessful applicant will
undergo a police vet and orientation training.
for an application
Applications close 4pm 19 April.
Encounter the extraordinary
To find out more or for bookings, visit
our website www.otagomuseum.govt.nz,
pick up a brochure from the Museum or
call the Information Desk on 03 474
Prepare for the peculiar
as things get pretty
weird at the Otago
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Explore the kaleidoscope world of colourful
chameleons, search for a strange kind of
snowman, and uncover the unexpected in the
heart of the tropics.
Shock-Busters: Unearth Creepy Crystal Skulls on
Tuesday 23 April as you brave the depths of the
South American jungle. Unravel the mysteries of
Mayan crystal skulls and make your own crystal
skull soap. Then, meet the Colour Chameleons on
Tuesday 30 April. Discover how clever critters use
colour to survive and make your own colour-
changing accessory. The weirdness is spreading
these holidays, with shock-busters taking place at
11.30am and 1pm. Bookings are essential and
tickets are $2 per
child. Please con-
tact the Infor-
mation Desk or
secure your place
Calling all intrepid
on your snow-
shoes and brave
the icy paths for a
ture Tour. Explore
the legend of this
bizarre beast at
Wednesday and Saturday during the holidays
from 22 April.
Wacky Words Trail: Become the hero of the story
as you join a wild word search through the
galleries to save some terrific terms from
extinction. This free Wacky Words Trail is available
from the Search Centre daily during the school
Tropical Forest Show: Search out the strange and
startling secrets of life in the tropics with Tropical
Improbable, taking place in the Tropical Forest
every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday
during the school holidays from 22 April. Meet the
marvellous Madagascan aye-aye, discover a
fascinating fig with a waspy secret and sniff out a
seriously stinky bird! This show is free with your
Discovery World Tropical Forest admission.
Beat boredom with Discovery Squad these school
holidays! Wacky activities to stimulate bright
young minds are available weekdays from
Monday 22 April to Friday 3 May (except ANZAC
Day). A super selection of Discovery Squad topics
are on offer.
Full and half-day sessions are available. A full list of
Discovery Squad events can be found on our
website and at the Information Desk, where you
can also secure your bookings. Bring a packed
lunch and drink bottle or pre-order lunch from the
Children's Workshop: Meet curious creatures in
the Animal Attic and discover Animal Incredible!
The Story of the Animal Attic as part of the
Dunedin Heritage Festival. Share creature secrets,
explore the golden age of taxonomy and make
your own pair of animal ears at this free Children's
Heritage Workshop on Sunday 28 April at 11am.
Storytelling Series: Prowl into the Animal Attic on
Sunday 5 May at 11am for Polar Bear, Polar Bear,
What Do You Hear?, the second event in a
sensational Storytelling Series. Create an animal
orchestra as you discover some grr-iffic animal
sounds, and decorate your own polar bear cake-
pop. Perfect for kids, these free Sunday morning
events feature a spellbinding story, an enjoyable
animal activity, and the chance to discover the
wonderful wildlife inhabiting the Museum. Buzz
into the Nature Galleries to hear Big Bug, Little Bug
on Sunday 2 June at 11am and catch the
storytelling bug at the last event in the series.
Freaky Science Shows: Explore quirky chemistry
and mesmerising magnetism with our free Freaky
Science Shows. Discover the world's weirdest,
fizziest and smelliest Radical Reactions at 2.30pm
on Tuesday 23 April, Sunday 28 April and Thursday
2 May. Let the allure of mighty magnets pull you in
as you explore the amazing things magnets can
do with Magnificent Magnets at 2.30pm on
Thursday 25 April, Tuesday 30 April and Sunday 5
School s out! So get prepared before it starts
There are no two words in the English language
more calculated to put joy in the hearts of
young people everywhere, and dread in the
hearts of their parents, than: School's Out!
Get organised now, though, and worry not.
Sit down over a cup of tea with your friends and
come up with a list of possible activities covering all
Let's face it, this isn't the most reliably sunny, warm
and dry time of year, so that list should comprise
plenty of indoor, as well as outdoor, options.
When you've compiled your list, head out and stock
up on any supplies that you might need for an
extended period entrenched in your home with wall-
Board games, scrapbooking supplies, puzzles, books
and toys, anything!
A rich holiday programme needn't break the
bank, either, as there are many activities that
can be undertaken pretty much on the
doorstep, and more or less for free.
Why not get out along the region's footpaths?
The Clutha and its surrounds are well provided for in
terms of bush and river walks, the odd hill climb and
historical day tours.
A visit to DOC's website (www.doc.govt.nz) could be
a great starting place for your adventure.
Alternatively, you could arrange a get together with
friends or family.
If you agree to meet at the house with the biggest
garden or yard there'll be plenty of room for the kids
to tear around while you enjoy a coffee and a yarn.
Alternatively head for one of the region's excellent
outdoor spaces and do it all there.
And remember, grandparents are there for a reason.
Not just reliable providers of homegrown root
vegetables, amazing lamingtons and tried and tested
common sense advice, grandparents have an
eccentric love of noisy grandchildren.
Schedule them in for an afternoon at the very least
or, better still, a weekend sleepover, and take some
well-earned time out for yourself.
Act now and chances are you'll reach next term with
Enjoy the break!
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