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 1: Tūhura is the Way
Discover the world of Tūhura in eight sessions packed with exciting activities introducing eight main themes within the Tūhura Science Centre.
Term 2: Amazing Matter
This term we will focus on how the Universe came to be! From the Big Bang to the creation of energy and matter!
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? Join us to discover how we can all live more sustainably.
Term One, Weekly Topics:
Week 1: The Sound of Music
Start the year with a bang! Discover the difference between noise and music as we turn explosions and other sounds into beautiful melodies.
Week 2: What's the Matter
Let’s discover the periodic table and experiment with the elements! From the coldest of solids to glowing hot fire. A session of cool chemistry that will blow your mind!
Week 3: Geology Rocks
Find out why earthquakes and volcanoes happen and how geologists are working with engineers to make safer buildings that rock and roll.
Week 4: Animal-Inspired Technology
Let’s explore animal adaptations that can improve our technology, from planes that fly like eagles to submarines that move like fish, lets create some animal-inspired technology!
Week 5: The Building Blocks of Life
Let’s become biologists today as we discover how life came to be, and decipher the building blocks of life extracting DNA from fruit.
Week 6: Natural Engineers
What happens when you use patterns made by animal skeletons or plants to construct buildings? Follow the footsteps of famous architect Gaudi and design the strongest of buildings!
Week 7: Art in the Sky
Millions of galaxies, stars, planets, moons, asteroids and more await. Design a glow in the dark constellation like ancient civilizations did, and discover the stories behind your star group.
Week 8: Beautiful Numbers
Let’s end Term 1 discovering the beauty of the Golden Ratio! From the growth of a paua shell to the branching of trees, there are numbers everywhere giving reasons to why things are the way they are.
Wednesdays during term time, from 17 February to 7 April
3.30pm to 5pm. $20 per session or book a whole term to get one free session
Open to all school-age children. Junior group (8-10) Senior group (11-15)
Book online or from the Museum's Information Desk