Mondays at the Museum is getting even cooler with hands-on activities about Antarctica introduced for children who attend during term 4.
Introduced last term, Mondays at the Museum is an activity hour for children aged under 5.
Orange Regional Museum Public Engagement and Education Officer Jess Dowdell said the response last term was “phenomenal”.
“It’s a free event, every Monday from 10am where children get to learn and engage with history in a hands-on environment,” Ms Dowdell said.
“They get to make something every session and take it home.
“We introduced the event for the first time this term and it booked out incredibly quickly so if you want to come along this time, get in early as numbers are limited.”
During the beginning of term 4, children will explore the topic of Antarctica while Orange Regional Museum hosts Shackleton: Escape from Antarctica, a panel display from the National Maritime Museum.
“Later in the term children can make their own bonnets to accompany Rose from the Heart, a display of bonnets commemorating female convicts,” Ms Dowdell said.
“To finish off the year Christmas decorations will be created to take home.
“Parents are encouraged to come along for the hour and join in as their children make, build and look through arts and crafts.
“Each week parents and children will complete a craft activity, add to a display of historic buildings projected along the walls of the museum and go on a treasure hunt.”
A complete term 4 program and information, including how to book your place, can be found here: https://mondaysmuseum.eventbrite.com.au
Mondays at the Museum is on every Monday from 10am to 11am, except school holidays and public holidays.