New extended hours - 8.30am to 5.00pm
Have fun at the Museum these school holidays with solar science, puppet pizazz, tie-dyed totes and lots of 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.
Solar Cell Science
Monday 16 January
Make a solar powered invention and explore the wonders of our closest star.
Life’s a Beach
Tuesday 17 January
Create beach themed art and crafts to take home.
Wednesday 18 January
No camera? No problem! Make photographic prints without a camera.
Thursday 19 January
Take recycled materials and bling them into the most amazing useful things!
Friday 20 January
Paint an amazing mural on card tiles to take home.
Ministry of Magic 2
Monday 23 January
More magnificent magic crafts.
Tuesday 24 January
Make puppets and create a show.
Pop Art Prints
Wednesday 25 January
Block print and stencil a poster.
Thursday 26 January
Paint a tonal landscape and weave into an abstract artwork.
Friday 27 January
Tote bag supplied for you to tie dye.
Terms and Conditions
Programmes must be booked and paid for online by 10.30pm 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.
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.
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).