2021 April School Holidays

Your Museum is a great place to explore our heritage these holidays - check out what's on here!

Special activities




21 April

1:30 – 3:30pm

Fossil Hunt

Where: Meet at the picnic area Evans Crossing, Pareora River

NOTE: The programme will change if wet weather - visit our Facebook page for updates and directions

Hunt for fossils and see what you can find from long ago.

Bring a small container, sun protection, a chisel or screwdriver and some eyewear.

All children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

23 April

All day – drop in any time

Anzac Day Medals

Where: South Canterbury Museum

Drop in and make a medal of your own to commemorate ANZAC Day. Visit the ‘In Service’ Exhibition to see medals and memorabilia from some of our local soldiers who went to war.

You can also try on part of a soldiers uniform and take a photo

28 April

All day – drop in any time

Butterfly Wall

Where: South Canterbury Museum

Drop in and see our amazing butterfly collection then make a butterfly to go on our special butterfly wall.

30 April

1:30 – 3:30pm

Take a Closer Look

Where: South Canterbury Museum

Drop in and look at some fossils, insects and other small things up close using our microscopes and magnifying glasses.

Bring in your own small things to get identified!

FossilsOther Activities

  • Join our Museum Explorers’ Club
  • Find the Golden Frog and go in the draw to win a prize at the end of the holidays!
  • Do a museum quiz and earn a penny to play on one of our old fashioned coin games!
  • Get a closer look at the In Service exhibition
  • Play our Spacies game upstairs - 50c a game

April School Holiday Hours

Week 1 (17 to 23 April):
Weekend - 1:00 to 4:30pm
Monday to Friday - 10am to 4:30pm

Week 2 (24 April to 2 May):
Weekend & Monday 26 April - 1:00 to 4:30pm
Tuesday to Friday - 10am to 4:30pm

Admission is free