April School Holiday Programme

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Your Museum is a great place to explore our heritage these holidays. Come and experience our new exhibition space upstairs called “Times of Change”. There are fascinating things to see and discover, a fun photography competition for kids to enter, and special craft activity sessions.

Holiday hours

The South Canterbury Museum will be open every day of the holidays. Easter and ANZAC Day 1 – 4:30pm, otherwise 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!
  • Get a closer look at the Salt to Silicon photography exhibition
  • Explore our exhibitions with hundreds of things to see!
  • Find the Golden Frogand go into the draw to win a prize!
  • Come and collect our new Explorers Badge while you are here

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 for some activities 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

Date/Time

Activity

Description

Tues 18 April

Photo scavenger hunt

No charge or booking needed.

Enter the competition to solve the clues around the Museum by using  your camera or device and then creating a poster at home to display in the Museum

Wed 19th April.

10:30 or 1:30

Craft activity

Make your own camera and film strip

Book a place!

Create your own camera  and design your own images or use some of ours to make your own filmstrip to view through the camera. Look through our Stereoscopes at some really old historical images from around the world.

Fri 20th April

Photo scavenger hunt

(same as Tues)

No charge or booking needed.

Enter the competition to solve the clues around the Museum by using  your camera or device and then creating a poster at home to display in the Museum

Mon 24th April

10:30 or 1:30

Anzac Craft Activities

Book a place!

Make your own Anzac Soldier and Poppy ready for Anzac Day

Wed 26th April

10:30 or 1:30

Survivor WW1 interactive game

Book a place!

Learn more about a soldier’s life by being part of a team playing this interactive game – find out how to choose the right equipment to survive on the battlefield.

NOTE: Only available for children aged 8 or more

Fri 27th April

10:30 or 1:30

Straw rockets and Games

Book a place!

Make a straw rocket to fire at a target and play the famous soldier’s game called 2 Up !