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Mystery Bag Invention Challenge: School Holiday Program

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A Mystery Bag challenge for budding engineers!

Use your problem solving skills to invent a mini machine that will make our cities in the future an amazing place to live.

Each child will receive:

• a Challenge Card with a problem to solve; and

• a Mystery Bag packed with assorted materials to invent a tool or machine to meet the challenge!

Come along for some hands-on creative problem solving.

This workshop will be held in the Activity Space within Orange Regional Museum.

Suitable for kids aged 6+.

This is a FREE event, but bookings are essential.

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://mysterybag.eventbrite.com.au

Family Tour of How Cities Work

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Join us for an introduction to our family-friendly exhibition How Cities Work.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 July 10am-11.30am

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://hcw-family-tour.eventbrite.com.au

Family Tour of How Cities Work

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Join us for an introduction to our family-friendly exhibition How Cities Work.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 6 July 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 July 10am-11.30am

 

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Bookings: https://hcw-family-tour.eventbrite.com.au

Beneath the Surface: School Holiday Program

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Create your own underground world inspired by ‘How Cities Work’

There’s a whole world below our feet. From fossils and archaeological sites to train tunnels and sewer pipes, come along and imagine what lies beneath the surface.

Create your own underground world in a shoebox – be it an ancient world, a paleontological paradise or the home of a burrowing animal. Then see if you can lay the foundations for a modern city without disturbing your underground world.

This school holiday activity is inspired by our new exhibition How Cities Work, a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Please bring along a shoebox for each child participating in the workshop.

Suitable for kids aged 6+

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

This is a FREE event; bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 20 April 10am-11.30am

Wednesday 20 April 1pm-2.30pm

Beneath the Surface: School Holiday Program

By No Comments

Create your own underground world inspired by ‘How Cities Work’

There’s a whole world below our feet. From fossils and archaeological sites to train tunnels and sewer pipes, come along and imagine what lies beneath the surface.

Create your own underground world in a shoebox – be it an ancient world, a paleontological paradise or the home of a burrowing animal. Then see if you can lay the foundations for a modern city without disturbing your underground world.

This school holiday activity is inspired by our new exhibition How Cities Work, a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Please bring along a shoebox for each child participating in the workshop.

Suitable for kids aged 6+

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

This is a FREE event; bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 20 April 10am-11.30am

Wednesday 20 April 1pm-2.30pm

Family Tour of ‘How Cities Work’

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Join us for a family-friendly guided tour of our new immersive exhibition ‘How Cities Work’.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 13 April 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 19 April 10am-11.30am

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Family Tour of ‘How Cities Work’

By No Comments

Join us for a family-friendly guided tour of our new immersive exhibition ‘How Cities Work’.

Peek inside buildings, duck underground, see and hear the city come to life with playful animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner. From cranes to trains, underground to green spaces, discover the mystery, mayhem and magic of cities with us.

Once the tour finishes, drop in to our Activity Space and spend some time getting creative with some hands-on crafting inspired by our urban spaces.

Tour runs approximately 10am-10.30am, with drop-in craft in the Activity Space from 10.30am-11.30am.

Suitable for kids and adults of all ages.

This is a FREE event, and bookings are essential.

Sessions:

Wednesday 13 April 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 19 April 10am-11.30am

About How Cities Work

Explore the city inside out, top to bottom in a whole new way at How Cities Work. From skyscrapers to underground networks, this interactive family exhibition reveals the secret workings of our busy urban centres.

How Cities Work is a travelling exhibition from Sydney Living Museums.

Exhibition Partner LONELY PLANET KIDS

In collaboration with JAMES GULLIVER HANCOCK

Rainbow Portraits: School Holiday Program

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Create your own colourful family portraits at the Museum this school holidays.

Inspired by the historic portraits in our exhibition Inherit: old and new histories, we’ll be creating some wild and wonderful portraits on canvas with the help of the humble squeegee.

Bring along a family picture to trace, or use those in our exhibition to create your own crazy family album.

Suitable for kids aged 6+.

Sessions:

Tuesday 12 April, 10am-11.30am

Tuesday 12 April, 1pm-2.30pm

This is a FREE event; bookings are essential.

Bach in the Gardens

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This April, the Sydney Bach Society is launching its inaugural Bach in the Gardens tour of regional NSW.

The Bach in the Gardens tour takes the premise of the Sydney Calyx matinée concerts: short, free, family friendly events, and makes the series mobile. Whilst the Calyx series invites Sydneysiders to rediscover live performance in their verdant “backyard”, the Bach in the Gardens tour celebrates the sublime union of classical music and the raw beauty of Australia’s dramatic rural landscapes.

We want to reimagine the ways in which our vital green spaces in regional towns throughout NSW can act as gathering places to share the joy of live performance.

On April 11, the Sydney Bach Society concludes its tour at the delightful Orange Botanic Gardens. To celebrate the first day of the Easter school holidays, we’ll be staging a special kids concert at the Clover Hill Function Centre.

The event promises to be fun, family friendly, and entertaining, brimming with classical favourites, and including instrumental demonstrations and a Q&A session with the performers.

Science in the Library Kitchen – School Holiday Workshop

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Explore scientific principles in the Library Kitchen – with explosive results!

Our STEM Kitchen experts are donning their protective goggles and putting the clean-up crew on standby because things are going to ERUPT in the Library Kitchen!

Become an amateur volcanologist these holidays as we explore the scientific principles of chemical reactions and nucleation and learn about geophysics, geochemistry and seismology.

That’s right; it’s time to make a volcano!

Wear some old clothes, because this can get messy!

We are running two sessions of this activity:

  • Monday 5 July 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am
  • Wednesday 7 July 2021 – 10:00am-11:30am

Please only book each child into one of these sessions, as numbers are limited.

This activity is designed for children aged 8 and over.

Tickets available for registration Monday 21 June 2021 at 7:00pm. Please do not worry about printing tickets, our staff will happily check you in on the day.

Should you have any queries, please contact us on 6393 8132 or by email at [email protected]

Terms and Conditions:

  • Bookings must be made by parent/guardian.
  • Separate bookings must be made for each child attending.
  • Children under the age of 12 will need to be signed in and out by a parent/guardian/authorised adult.
  • Children’s medical and allergy information must be disclosed upon registration.
  • Please only book for one Science in the Kitchen Session, as numbers are limited.
  • Attendees at this event may be photographed/recorded with such images/footage being used for promotional purposes by Central West Libraries and Orange City Council on websites, social media, and in newspapers. Please indicate permission upon registration.

** COVID-19 GUIDELINES **

Our events are impacted by Covid-19 guidelines in the following ways:

  • If your child sick, please do not attend, as they could endanger all Library visitors.
  • Spaces are very limited. If you cannot attend please cancel via Eventbrite, so that your spot can be offered to those on the waitlist.
  • Hand sanitisers must be used upon entry.
  • Physical distancing guidelines of 1.5m must be respected.
  • Participants who do not follow these guidelines may be asked to leave the session by Library Staff.