Supervised programmes for ages 7-13 years only.
Have fun at the Museum these school holidays. Leave the children with us to enjoy supervised, tutored programmes.
Books Outside the Box – 3D Book Scenes.
Create a pop-up scene from your favourite story using real book covers to contain your 3D creation. Based on scenes from the Be Persuaded: Jane Austen Experience exhibition, children will craft backdrops and characters to ‘pop’ when their book cover is opened.
Get over it!
Look for fun in the fundamentals of construction! Learn how bridges work and design and build one to take home. Explore the history of bridges from Da Vinci’s time to Hamilton’s own.
Nooks and Crannies - Curiosity Boxes
Bring along some tiny treasures and small surprises to display in your own curiosity box. Children will create a simple hangable display case which they will wallpaper and paint and exhibit items on. Bring along any small things children like to collect, magazine cutouts, favourite photos etc.
Join us for some Fieldays fun: power up an electric fence and create artworks inspired by no.8 wire. We’ll investigate how electric fence technology has been transformed into a world-leading innovation that changed agriculture.
Stars in Our Eyes - Matariki Matters
Celebrate and learn more about this special event, while creating star-inspired art and crafts. Children will make a Matariki-themed mobile using a variety of materials, as well as stars, lanterns and other night-sky items.
Me, My Selfie and I
Selfies become artworks as children explore various art techniques to create truly individual self-portraits, and learn face-drawing techniques. They’ll have photos taken on arrival, which will form the basis of artworks ranging from a large cell phone picture, grid pictures and dot pictures.
Off the Press
Explore printmaking processes without a press! Learn about techniques and materials that you can continue to use at home to make beautiful one-off and series of printed artworks.
Spectacular Slime Challenge
Slime vs. kinetic sand. Get ready to get messy with all sorts of recipes and delve into this irresistible tactile matter in depth. Measure and mix, knead and play.
Body Talk II
Explore the human figure as a storyteller. Learn drawing tricks and unite them with storytelling tips to create an illustrated scene with figures in action.
Looking at the past, present and future of fashion. It’s dress-up time so plan your own wearable wonder, make a model and dress it up!