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Thu. 27 April 2017, 10:30 am – 11:30 am AEST
Our fun, educational 'Mini Explorer' programs are designed especially for children aged 3-5 years (if your kids are slightly younger, try our Tiny Tots program). Sessions include a short presentation involving a story and song followed by free play with various sensory, imaginative and creative play activities. Mini Explorers is held in an exclusive space and numbers are limited. Come and join our monthly-themed fun!
Age: Children 3-5 years (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Time: 10.30 AM - 11:30 AM
Date/s: Every Thursday during Term (2, 9, 16, 23 February; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March; 6, 27 April)
Meeting place: Kidspace, Level 2. AM staff will then escort group to Gerada Room on Level 1 (opposite toilets) at 10:30 AM. If you arrive late to a session then please head straight to Gerada Room on Level 1 and knock on the door.
Cost: $12 for Non-Nember Child and $10 for Member Child + Adult Admission
Online bookings only. Unsold tickets will be available at the admissions desk on the day, however, there is no guarantee of availability.
No refunds. Any date transfers need to be notified at least 72 hours before event. Changes are made at AM staff discretion. Kids at the AM mailbox will be checked weekly email@example.com. For any urgent matters phone the AM on 02 9320 6000.
Simply show AM Security staff at Admissions your Mini-Explorer ticket to skip the queue.
Parents are required to participate in the sessions with their children.
Themes for Autumn
FEBRUARY: Mini-beast Magic! (2, 9, 16, 23 February)
To coincide with the AM's Spiders - Alive and Deadly exhibition, Mini-Explorers will be getting down and dirty with mini-beasts we find in our backyards. Children and their parents or carers will have fun dipnetting in our pond sensory tub, decorating colourful peacock spiders, sort and classify inverts and discover fascinating life-cycles.
MARCH: Welcome to Autumn - Weather Wizards (2, 9, 16, 23, 30 March) Children may begin to notice the weather is starting to change. It is becomming cooler, wetter, windier - perfect for jumping in puddles, crunching autumn leaves and flying kites! In this special Mini-Explorers, children and their parents or carers will float on cloud 9 sculpting clouds out of shaving cream, create the sound of rain, thunder and wind with percussion instruments and decorate windmills.
APRIL: I wish I could fly! Bats and Birds (6, 27 April)
Is a bat a bird? Both have wings and can fly but bats and birds are very different. To coincide with Australasian bat night, this Mini-Explorers will see children and their parents or carers sort and classify animals according to features such as fur or feathers, discover the art of birds nest making and learn about the importance of bats as poo postmen.