Join Dunedin’s after-school science club held in New Zealand’s biggest science centre. Ignite your child’s curiosity and inspire a love of STEM, on Wednesdays during term time.
Tūhura Club is delivered by professional educators and Museum staff. Based in Otago Museum’s Tūhura Science Centre, children will also explore the Tropical Forest, the Planetarium and the Museum galleries.
We entertain and educate, providing an inspirational experience. Children will perform experiments, make wonderful things, and see the science and art behind all that surrounds us.
Coming up this year:
Term 2: Amazing Matter
This term we will focus on how the Universe came to be. From the Big Bang to the creation of matter and energy.
Term 3: Wonders of Life
There’s no other planet like Earth. Join us as we discover the amazing diversity of life around us!
Term 4: Guardians of The Earth
How can we save our planet? Let’s discover how we can all live more sustainably.
Term 2, Weekly Topics:
Week 1: the Birth of Time
When did time actually begin? What happens to time in a black hole? Find out where the measurement of time came from, and make your own solar clock to take home.
Week 2: Let There Be Light!
Experiment with light and colours. Which colours have the most energy? Why do some things glow in the dark?
Make a colour wheel and discover what happens when you put all the colours together.
Week 3: Sounds Amazing
Can sound travel through space? What about through solids or liquids? Let’s experiment with sound to find its properties and discover how sound effects are done in the movies!
Week 4: Energy Hunt!
Energy cannot be created or destroyed, but it can be transformed! Explore the power of gravity, light, sound, heat, movement, and other kinds of energy as we discover ways to harness it.
Week 5: What’s the Matter?
How was our sun born? Where do the elements come from? Find out this and more as we journey through the elements from the periodic table.
Week 6: States of Matter
Everything around us can be in different states of matter depending on the temperature and pressure. Let’s experiment and find out what happens when a substance changes its state of matter.
Week 7: the Wonders of Water
Water is a wonderful thing, it allows life to thrive on Earth, it changes our weather, and helps regulate the temperature. Let’s discover the wonderful properties of water!
Week 8: Slime Science!
What are the different kinds of slime? Where is slime found in nature? And why is slime so important for life? Let’s end the term with a slime party!
3.30 pm – 5 pm, Wednesdays from 12 May to 30 June
$20 per session or book a whole term and get one free session.
Open to 8 – 13-year-olds. Junior group: 8 – 10's, Senior group: 11 – 13's