July School Holiday Program


 

 

Adelaide Botanic Garden’s stacked school holiday program is back, with holiday activities kicking off on Monday 10 July!

Activities - including some new bird-based beauties - have been designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment. Parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out!

Prices range from FREE to $20, with running times between 1-1.5 hours. Some activities are tailored for specific age groups - check carefully whether your child is suited to each activity.

To book online visit our School Holiday Program page on Eventbrite.
To book a place over the  phone call 8222 9311. Download the program flyer and consent form here.
Download a map of the Garden for activity locations and visitor information.

Circle Family Art Workshop – Create a Picture Book Page (all ages, 1.5 hours), $10 per person (including adults), bookings essential

*TICKET REQUIRED FOR EACH FAMILY MEMBER* Working as a team, each family group (adults and children together) will use mixed media and collage techniques to make artwork inspired by the images from Jeannie Baker’s Circle exhibition. Together, these artworks will form the pages of a new picture book you create about of the adventures of a godwit chick as she follows her parent’s path back to “the place where mud and sand become sea”.  An electronic picture book will be developed and distributed to participants after the workshop. Meet at the Noel Lothian Hall, with activities in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Bookings Essential, and include entry to the Circle exhibition – please print Eventbrite ticket for exhibition entry.

Circle Spontaneous Nature Collage (5-12 year olds, 75 mins), $20, bookings essential

Get inspired by images from Jeannie Baker's Circle exhibition to create your own nature-based collage artwork. You'll collect a range of natural materials on a scavenger hunt and combine these with coloured paper, paints, fibres and other mixed media to create your own masterpiece. Each artwork will be photographed before you leave and added to a virtual exhibition that you can share with friends and family. Will meet at the Noel Lothian Hall, with activities in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Bookings Essential, and include entry to the Circle exhibition – please print Eventbrite ticket for exhibition entry.

Bird Brain! (512 year olds, 1.5 hours), $15, bookings essential

Who are you calling “Bird Brain”? Some of the cleverest animals are birds! To celebrate the Botanic Gardens hosting Jeannie Baker’s latest exhibition, Circle, join Charles Darwin on a musical adventure exploring the relationship between birds and the habitats in which they dwell. In exploring fascinating adaptations to rainforests, wetlands, and deserts, the fantastically feathered provide an awesome understanding of the natural world. As the only survivors of the dinosaur family, birds also give us insight into the world in which T. Rex once stomped and roared! Will meet at the Bicentennial Conservatory north entry. Bookings Essential, and include entry to the Circle exhibition – please print Eventbrite ticket for exhibition entry.

Garden Critters (6-12 year olds, 1 hr) $10, bookings essential

Take a guided walk in the Garden to collect curious botanic bits such as seedpods and leaves, then create a cute critter to take home. Due to use of hot glue gun during workshop, parents/carers must work with their children at all times; children under 6yrs cannot be admitted into the activity. Will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Bookings Essential.

Flock of Shorebirds (5-12 year olds, 1 hour), free, bookings essential

Paint and decorate a wooden shorebird to add to the flock that has migrated to Adelaide Botanic Garden. Your bird will join the other shorebirds on display by the wetland, helping to spread the word about the threats facing our migratory and resident shorebirds. Then complete some bird crafts to take home. Meet at the Lecture Theatre, Goodman Building. Bookings Essential. In partnership with the Adelaide and Mt Lofty Ranges Natural Resources1 Management Board.

Making Fire, Making Glue (1 hour) free, no bookings required

Learn how Aboriginal people make fire using just what is around them in the Australian bush. Make your own glue from plants! Meet on the Schomburgk Pavilion unless it’s raining, in which case it will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. No bookings required.

Dreaming Story Telling (1 hour) free, no bookings required

Listen to Aboriginal Dreaming stories and understand what they can teach us about life. Learn how to identify tracks and traces in the environment. Meet at the Lecture Theatre, Goodman Building. No bookings required.

Date

10:30am

1:30pm 2:30pm 

Monday 10 July

Flock of Shorebirds (1hr)  
Tuesday 11 July Dreaming Story Telling (1hr)  
Wednesday 12 July   Bird Brain (1.5hrs)
Thursday 13 July Garden Critters (1hr)  
Friday 14 July Flock of Shorebirds (1hr) Bird Brain (1.5hrs)
Sunday 16 July Circle - Family Art (1.5hrs) Circle - Family Art (1.5hrs)  
Monday 17 July Circle - Collage (75 mins) Circle - Collage (75 mins)  
Tuesday 18 July Circle - Collage (75 mins) Making Fire, Making Glue (1hr)  
Thursday 20 July   Garden Critters (1hr)