2018 July School Holidays

There’s a lot to do at your Museum these holidays! Read on to see what’s on.

Holiday hours

The South Canterbury Museum is open every day of the holidays. Monday to Friday 10am to 4:30pm, and 1:00 to 4:30pm in the weekends. Admission is free.

While you’re here you can:

  • Take part in the Museum Mystery quizzes – find the answers hidden around the Museum and win a penny to use on the old coin games!
  • Dress-ups and puzzles to do in the galleries
  • Explore our exhibitions with hundreds of things to see!
  • Find the Golden Frog or count the Smurfsand go into the draw to win prizes!
  • Make a Bee for our My Favourite Things exhibition. Come on in, colour in one of our bee pictures and entre the draw to have it displayed!

Special craft activities

Make or do something really interesting while you’re at the Museum. These are suitable for primary-aged students aged 5 – 13, and there are limited spaces on Wed and Fri sessions so booking is essential.

Sessions start at 10:30am and 1.30pm and run for about an hour. There is a $3.00 charge per child ($2.00 for Museum Explorers Club members – join on the day and save a dollar!).

To book a place or find out more, contact the Museum on (03) 6877212 or email: museum@timdc.govt.nz.   We need kids’ names & ages, day & session booked, and contact number.

Date/Time

Book or drop-in?

Activity

Description

Mon 9 July

10:30/1:30

Drop-in – don’t book

Make your own badge to wear

Use our special badge design templates to make a badge showing your favourite things in the Museum – you can use our special badge-making machine!

Wed 11 July

10:30/1:30

Booking essential

Make-a-Smurf

Make your own Smurf using cardboard and other materials that we will provide

Fri 13 July

10:30/1:30

Booking essential

Make a Waka Huia

Design and make your own Waka Huia (Maori treasure box) for your favourite things – we’ll supply the materials

Mon 16 July

10:30/1:30

Drop-in – don’t book

Make your own badge

As above

Wed 18 July

10:30/1:30

Booking essential

Make-a-Smurf

As above

Fri 20 July

10:30/1:30

Booking essential

Make a Waka Huia

As above