Waikato Museum April School Holiday Programme - Hamilton

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Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato

1 Grantham Street

Hamilton, Waikato 3204

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New extended hours - 8.30am to 5.00pm

Have fun at the Museum these school holidays with solar science, #tronrocks, cool calligraphy and lots more creative activities!

Leave the children with us to enjoy supervised, tutored programmes that extend the imagination and encourage creativity and fun! Materials are supplied for all programmes. Our programmes are from 8.30am to 5pm. $45 per day and suited to ages 7-13 years. Our location in central Hamilton is perfect for dropping off and picking up before and after work.

Light Science

Tuesday 18 April

Learn about light and its effects through practical activities.

Museum Rocks

Wednesday 19 April

Join in on the rock painting craze and hide one around the Museum. #tronrocks

Ministry of Magic 3

Thursday 20 April

More magnificent magic crafts continued.


Friday 21 April

Make Pacific themed arts and crafts inspired by the movie Moana.

Hyped up Art

Monday 24 April

Create a self-promotional poster inspired by the exhibition Selling the Dream.

Create a Funky T

Wednesday 26 April

Bring a t-shirt from home to transform by cutting, painting and embellishing.

Cool Calligraphy

Thursday 27 April

Learn the art of calligraphy on various media from paper to canvas.

Solar Cell Science 2

Friday 28 April

More solar powered gizmos and activities.

To find out more about Waikato Museum's other holiday fun options, visit the 'For the Kids section', check out our FREE family events, and visit Exscite and Milk Matters.

Terms and Conditions

Programmes must be booked and paid for online by midnight the day prior to selected programme. Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received.

Registrations must be completed by a parent or guardian of the child enrolled over the age of 18 years old.


You must book and supply complete enrolment details for each child. A copy of this will be emailed to you.


Once accepted registrations are final. If your child/children cannot attend a booked programme, we require 24 hours' notice of cancellation to issue a refund. Email us to notify.

Unless required by law, transfers or refunds (partial or full) are not issued except in extenuating circumstances and at the sole discretion of Waikato Museum.

Programme supervision

The everyday programme ratio is one teacher to 10 children. Depending on the activity, some programmes require more supervision.

Children will be in view of staff at all times when appropriate.

Children will be informed of the boundaries and are expected to stay within them.

Children are not to leave the supervised area.

Children misbehaving to such a level that it casues disruption to the programme and others will be removed and their parents/caregivers will be contacted to collect them.

Children who are too unwell to participate will be assessed and the appropriate action taken to assist them. Parents/caregivers will be contacted in the first instance and in most cases will be asked to collect their child/children.

What to bring

Suitable clothing must be worn e.g. outdoor activities require a warm jacket in the winter or a sunhat in the summer.

Children must bring appropriate, healthy food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea and a labelled drink bottle.


Full day programmes are from 8.30am – 5pm. As the Museum is not open to the public until 10am, please phone 07 838 6606 if you are arriving after 8.30am to ensure someone is available to sign you in.

Children must be collected between 3.30pm and 5pm. If you are more than 10 minutes later than 5pm to pick up your child/children, a $10 fee will apply per child.

Parking is available in the Museum car park (paid) accessible on the north side Victoria Street entrance of ArtsPost or on Grantham Street (2 and 3 hour limit).

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