Fuel young imaginations with outdoor exploration these school holidays at Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annan
Let the kids get their hands dirty and spark in them a love of nature at the Australian Botanic Garden Mount Annanthese holidays, while enjoying the rolling surrounds of the southern hemisphere’s largest botanic garden.
Outdoor exploration is a leading theme and with such programs as Mini-Monster Hunt, Water Wildlife Explorers, Erth Dinosaur Zoo, Gross and Goryand Park Detective, kids will test their creativity by making, playing pretend or being directly immersed into a world of fantasy.
Autumn school holiday highlights include:
- Mini-Monster Hunt (Wed 20 April): Kids will venture in to the Garden where bugs do battle with real dragons, beetles plunder, ants make mountains, slugs cast slime trails and spiders weave intricate webs. Led by Monster-Hunter Tom and armed with a butterfly net and a magnifying glass, children will learn about the small world waiting to be overturned. Read more.
- Water Wildlife Explorers (Fri 22 April): Take a rare glimpse at the freshwater creatures that also inhabit the Australian Botanic Garden. Beneath the surface of the pond is a dwelling for strange-looking animals that city children don’t often have the chance to see. Read more.
- Erth Dinosaur Zoo (Sat 16 April): Prehistoric creatures will take over the garden, from cute baby dinos to some of the largest carnivores and herbivores that have ever walked the planet! Erth Dionsaurs are unmistakably ‘alive’ and mostly friendly in this fun, educational and unique performance that will delight all audiences from ages 5 years and up. Read more.
- Gross and Gory (Thu 14 April): Explore all things creepy and gooey in the name of studying the human body: think fake snot, vile vomit bombs, exploding pimples and fake wounds. It isn’t for the faint hearted, but it is so much fun! Read more.
- Park Detectives (Thurs 21 April): Become a crime scene investigator! This forensic science workshop is perfect for super-sleuths who enjoy a little drama. Following clues to solve a real mystery, kids aged 7-14 will get to run hair and fibre analysis and use facial construction techniques via computer and real mode. Read more.