Adelaide Botanic Garden’s stacked School Holiday Program program is back this October, with a range of activities suitable for 5-12 year olds kicking off on Tuesday 4 October! 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! All Children must be accompanied by a parent/caregiver at all times.
Head to the Botanic Gardens of South Australia website to download the program flyer and/or for phone booking details.
Fresh & Fabulous Food (5–12 year olds, 1.5 hours) $20, bookings essential
Get your hands dirty creating fresh and healthy food in a fun and exciting way using pulses and fresh produce from our Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden. Will be held on the Kitchen Garden lawn, with some activities in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building.
The Loaded Dog (5-12 year olds, 45 minutes) $10, bookings essential
Based on one of Henry Lawson's most loved tales, this lively performance about three gold miners and their dog Tommy will have young ones in stitches. Meet at the Friends Gate unless it's raining, in which case it will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building.
Garden Critters (5-12 year olds), 1 hour, $10, bookings essential
Take a guided walk in the Garden to collect curious botanic bits such as seedpods and leaves, then create a cute critter to take home. Will be held in the Lecture Theatre of the Goodman Building. Note: bring a box with you to ensure your handiwork keeps safe on the way home.
Bird Brain! (5-12 year olds), 1.5 hours, $10, bookings essential
Who are you calling "Bird Brain"? Some of the cleverest animals are birds! Join Charles Darwin on a musical adventure exploring the relationship between birds and the habitats in which they dwell. In exploring fascinating adaptations to rainforests, wetlands and deserts, the fantastically feathered provide an awesome understanding of the natural world. As the only survivors of the dinosaur family, birds also give us insight into the world in which T.Rex once stomped and roared! Meet at the Bicentennial Conservatory's northern entry.
Making Fire, Making Glue, 1 hour, FREE, no bookings 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.
Dreaming Story Telling, 1 hour, FREE, no bookings required
Listen to Aboriginal Dreaming stories and understand what they can teach us about life. Learn how to identify tracks and traces in the environment. Meet at the Lecture Theatre, Goodman Building.