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Fun Activities at Sydney Living Museums These Summer Holidays

Monday 21st of December to Sunday 31st of January
by Kim (follow)



The perfect place for imaginations to run wild



There's so much to explore at Sydney Living Museums these Summer school holidays! Sydney Living Museums is the perfect place for imaginations to run wild.



Hyde Park Barracks Kids' Trail

Come on an adventure through time at the Hyde Park Barracks and discover what life was like for the many people who stayed here.

Kids can explore the museum during the school holidays with a new tailored audio guide and activity trail. Hear the fascinating story of the Barracks as told by some of the convicts and immigrants who lived there. Listen for clues and complete some activities as you move through the museum - spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!

The Kids' Trail will be available from 10 December. Suitable for kids aged 5-12 years.

Where: Hyde Park Barracks, Queens Square, Sydney

When: Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $16, Adult $24, Family $64. Members and children under 5 are free.

Bookings: slm.is/hpb



Enchanted valley in the Paradise on Earth exhibition

Playful and interactive, Enchanted valley is a multi-sensory landscape full of surprise and discovery that forms part of the new exhibition Paradise on Earth.

Look out for curious animals exploring the bushland, listen for frogs croaking under stepping stones and watch as a storm rolls in over the harbour. If you look carefully, you may even spot fairies hiding under the bridge!

Enchanted valley captures the colour, textures and changing moods of the Australian bushland. Enjoy the sights, sounds, mystery and magic of the valley and wonder at nature's hidden energies and ever-changing beauty.

Plus kids can also get creative in the Forces of Nature activity hub and add to the collaborative bush artwork - perch a cockatoo, hang a bat from its toes or add a bunch of leaves and help our gum trees grow!

Where: Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney

When: Until 18 April 2021, Thursday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free.

Bookings: slm.is/enchantedvalley



Make Your Mark

Have you ever wanted to see your artwork on the walls of a gallery? This summer, kids and families are invited to 'make their mark' in a dedicated gallery at the Museum of Sydney.

Over eight weeks, these inspired contributions, drawings or words - will gradually build a fascinating picture of our visitors, their communities and their city.

As part of Mark Your Mark a selection of Sydney based artists have been invited to start the artwork from striking murals to informal street art and bold poetry. Come draw on our walls and participate in the creation of an ever-changing artwork.

Where: Museum of Sydney, Cnr Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney

When: 5 December 2020 -7 February 2021, Thursday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free.

Bookings: https://slm.is/makeyourmark



HIVE MIND

Large floating bees have been arranged among the trees to inspire a sense of wonder in the natural world. HIVE MIND, a new creation by Dead Puppet Society, is a kinetic sculpture that brings micro insects to life at macro scale using movement, sound and light.

HIVE MIND, presented by Sydney Living Museums, as part of Sydney Festival 2021 takes place in the picturesque grounds of Vaucluse House.

After you've viewed HIVE MIND, take the opportunity to explore the magnificent house and participate in a making activity inspired by the artwork (admission fees apply). Also enjoy breakfast, lunch, high tea or a beverage at Estate Vaucluse House.

Where: Vaucluse House (gardens), Wentworth Road, Vaucluse

When: 6 - 26 January 2021

Cost: Free to view (entry to the house is via general admission)

Find out more: https://slm.is/sydney-festival-hive-mind



Culture Up Late

Explore the Museum of Sydney, Hyde Park Barracks and Justice & Police Museum during Culture Up Late, with extended evening opening hours from 5 - 8pm every Thursday evening from 14 January until the end of March 2021 with half-price entry. Sydney Living Museums Members receive free entry.

Find out more: https://slm.is/cultureuplate



Healing land, remembering Country at Elizabeth Farm

Sydney Living Museums is delighted to present Healing land, remembering Country, a powerful work by Kuku Yalanji artist Tony Albert, at Elizabeth Farm.

View this artwork as part of your visit to Elizabeth Farm and take part in a "memory exchange activity" where you can write messages on paper embedded with local plant seeds that are eventually degraded into the soil to regenerate

Where: Elizabeth Farm, 70 Alice Street, Rosehill

When: Until 14 March 2021, Wednesday to Saturday 10am - 4pm

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free

Bookings: https://slm.is/healing-land-remembering-country



Paula do Prado: Re-Connections and Offerings

To coincide with the Meroogal Women's Art Prize 2020 exhibition, contemporary artist Paula do Prado has created an intergenerational making activity inspired by Meroogal, titled Re-Connections and Offerings inspired by the jacaranda or 'yacaranda' trees that continue to bloom in front of Meroogal today.

Children and families are invited to slow down and participate in the act of making and connect with nature, using a mixture of thread, shredded cloth and natural materials found on site.

Where: Meroogal, Corner West and Worrigee Streets, Nowra

When: Until 17 April, open Saturdays only, 10am - 4pm

Cost: Included in general admission: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free

Bookings: https://slm.is/paula-do-prado



Summer membership offer Sydney Living Museums is excited to offer a 20% saving on their membership, giving you plenty of reasons to get out and about!

Enjoy year-round benefits including unlimited free entry to Sydney Living Museums historic houses, museums and exhibitions, plus discounts across their cafes, shops and events plus much more

Simply add the promo code SUMMER or access via this link.

Offer available until 31 January 2021. This offer is not available on gift membership purchases. FIND OUT MORE.
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