April 10, 2017

The School Holidays are upon us, which means a busy time for parents that are trying to organise fun activities for the kids. We’ve got you covered with these science-fuelled events across the state.

Botanic Gardens of South Australia

Get your hands dirty at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens, with a full set of plant and nature activities throughout the school holidays. Take a guided walk through the gardens and collect botanic bits, create garden-inspired culinary creations with the kitchen garden experience, learn about Aboriginal fire techniques or discover what Dreamtime stories can teach us about our environment. For the full list of activities, times and cost, head to the website.

Beach Detective – Whyalla

Coast Craft – Beach Detective is an activity that is part science treasure hunt, part creative art experience. The Whyalla foreshore will be transformed into a discovery centre and outdoor creative arts studio, allowing kids to explore the sciecne and art of coastal habitats. Visit our event page for more information.

CSIRO Bootcamp

Forget fitness bootcamps, the CSIRO bootcamp is a chance to experience life as a scientist. Students in Years 8 – 10 will go behind the scenes at Australia’s premier science agency, exploring laboratories, meeting researchers, designing and building prototypes and channeling their inner forensic scientist. Head to our event page for more information.

Zoos SA Zooperheroes

Fancy being a superhero for a day? Adelaide and Monarto Zoos are giving kids the chance with their Zooperheroes Program. Simply visit one of the zoos dressed in superhero attire and learn about how to become an every day hero. Meet Captain Aqua, Detective Fauna, Professor Stink and Dr Defender and find out how they are saving the world every single day! Head to ZoosSA for more information.

Adelaide Planetarium

Junior Astronomers can get a taste of star gazing at the Adelaide Planetarium with a suite of school holiday activities.

For the threater goers, the Adelaide Planetarium are hosting four movies, which will screen throughout the break. The movies include: Tilt, Tycho to the Moon, Wildest Weather in the Solar System and Astronaut. Experience astronomy like never before with these astronomical movies, which take advantage of the Planetarium’s unique dome-shaped ceiling. All tickets are $8. Click here for session times and bookings.

For the more avid star lover, sign up for the full SciFun Day, which includes a Planetarium Session as well as a workshop and show by the amazing SciWorld. The half day events cost $22 each. Click here for more information and bookings.