SA Museum Parasites: Life Undercover School Holiday Program

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From mistletoe to headlice, parasitoid wasps to giant isopods, parasites come in many forms. Come see the fascinating organisms that live off other creatures in our new exhibition, Parasites: Life Undercover, then explore our free school holiday program.

Parasite film reel
Location: 
Pacific Cultures Gallery
Time: 10am-3pm daily, 7-11 January
Drop-in, free

Drop by the Pacific Cultures Gallery during the January school holidays, where we’ll be playing a loop of short parasite videos. Hear from South Australian Museum scientists, see Aboriginal artist Bernard Lee Singleton’s painting Gula Guri Mayin (‘Heal the body’), or catch some dancing parasites from the South Australian Museum’s collection.

Inventors Inc: Design your own tapeworm
Location: 
Front lawns
Time: 10am-3pm daily, 14-18 January
Drop-in, free

What does a tapeworm look like, and what does it need to survive and thrive? Make your own tapeworm from recycled and reused materials!

Tiny but mighty: Scanning Electron Microscope
Location: Pacific Culture Gallery
Time: 10am-2pm daily, 14-18 January
Drop-in, free

NewSpec have lent us their Scanning Electron Microscope for the week! See tiny parasitic wasps at x15000 magnification.

To view the full school holiday program please click here. 

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