Botanic Gardens School Holiday Program

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School Holidays at Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden’s stacked school holiday program is back!

Activities have been designed to promote fun, hands-on learning about plants, people and the environment and Parents are encouraged to book early – spots will sell out! Please note, all children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times.

For more information, download the School Holiday Program flyer or visit Eventbrite

Aboriginal Plant Use (All Ages)

Date: 10:30am, 21 January 2019
Where: Meet at the Friends’ Gate, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $8 per child, bookings via Eventbrite

Join Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide, Trent on an hour walk through the Australian Forest, investigating the traditional uses of trees and plants by Aboriginal people, and relating seasonal movements to the surroundings.

Bugs, Insects & Creepy Crawlies – Drawing Workshop (5-12 years)

Date: 10:30am, 8 and 15 January 2019
Where: Kitchen Garden, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $25 per child, bookings via Eventbrite

Join local Illustrator, Lauren for a fun drawing session about Bugs, Insects and Creepy Crawlies! Learn about their anatomy and behaviour, which bugs are good for the garden and which bugs are considered pests and explore the Kitchen Garden. Held in the Kitchen Garden behind the Goodman Building at Adelaide Botanic Garden. Unless it’s raining, in which case it will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building.

Fairy Garden (5-12 years)

Date: 10:30am, 18 and 23 January 2019
Where: Meet at the Friends’ Gate, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Duration: 1.5 hour
Tickets: $30 per child, bookings via Eventbrite

Eeney meeny, bink bonk, wink wonk, oozza booza, bucka tooza ve vi vex – Come on a magical journey with Kelly and Tina and learn how to create your very own Fairy Garden. Then take your own creation home to put in your home garden. Meet inside the Friends’ Gate, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden. Unless it’s raining, in which case it will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building.

Garden Critters (6-12 years)

Date: 1:30pm, 17 and 24 January 2019
Where: Lecture Theatre in the Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $12 per child, bookings via Eventbrite

Create cute critters to take home using curious botanical bits. Combine leaves, sticks and googly eyes to bring your imagined creature to life! Due to use of hot glue guns during workshop, parents/carers must work with their children at all times; children under 6yrs cannot be admitted into the activity.

Making Fire, Making Glue (All Ages)

Date: 1:30pm, 16 January 2019 and 10:30am, 24 January 2019
Where: Meet at the Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: Free, no booking 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.

Storytime (5-12 years)

Date: 10:30am, 10, 16 and 22 January 2019
Where: Meet at the Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Duration: 1 hour
Tickets: $8 per child, bookings via Eventbrite

Storyteller, Janet Leitch, will share folk tales and legends from around the world. The captivating tales she shares will lead you on imaginative journeys over mountains, through forests and jungles, and introduce you to the wonderful animals and characters that people these stories.

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