A man sits at a table with some activities for children.
MOR FUN:  Museum Education and Public Programs Officer Angus Cawdell-Smith has organised fun activities for the school holidays at MoR.

Arts & Culture

Autumn School Holidays programming at the Museum

Published: 12 Apr 2024 9:13am

The Museum of the Riverina at the Botanic Gardens site is running a series of free and affordable activities and workshops this autumn school holidays.

Themed around the beautiful local bird life on Willans Hill, there’s something for everyone.

A range of daily free drop-in activities will be available including Bird Origami, Bird of the Year Colouring In and the ever-popular Nintendo Wii Sporting Hall of Fame challenge.

A table with craft activities.
GET CREATIVE: The Museum's activities include mug decorating, tote bag decorating, bird watching, watercolour and abstract painting workshops and needle felting workshops.

Alongside these free activities there will be a series of affordable ticketed workshops led by local artists including mug decorating, tote bag decorating, bird watching, watercolour and abstract painting workshops and needle felting workshops.

The museum will also be working with the Wagga Wagga Society of Model Engineers to open the Museum Station of the Willans Hill Miniature Railway on Sunday 21 April with visitors boarding the train at the Botanic Gardens Station, disembarking at the Museum Station and then catching a return ride after a visit to the Museum.

“We’re very excited to welcome the public to the Museum this school holidays”, said Museum Education and Public Programs Officer Angus Cawdell-Smith.

A table with craft activities.
GET CREATIVE: The Museum's activities include mug decorating, tote bag decorating, bird watching, watercolour and abstract painting workshops and needle felting workshops.

“We’re thrilled to be offering a range of free and affordable activities to our visitors, so that everyone can get involved in the holiday fun.”

The museum will also be providing free water, sunscreen and icy poles to help visitors be sun smart and stay hydrated.

Museum Manager Luke Grealy said “we hope this school holidays will be just as successful as our summer holiday program was.”

“We are looking forward to working with our presenting partners to bring fun, unique and high-quality experiences to the Museum for our visitors enjoy in new and exciting ways.”

For further information and to book visit the Museum of the Riverina What's On.

Programs
Little Birdy Watercolour Painting Workshops
Tuesday 16 April and Tuesday 23 April at 11am-2pm.
Who: 5-12 years
Cost: $30pp
Abstract Bird Painting
Wednesday 17 April 11am-12:30pm and 2pm-3:30pm
Who: 5-12 years
Cost: $40pp
Needle Felting Workshop
Sunday 21 April, 12pm-2pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: $35 per child (accompanying adults are free of charge)
MoR Tote Bag Making
Friday 19 April and Friday 26 April 11am-12pm
Who: All Ages
Cost: $10pp
Willans Hill Miniature Railway ridesWhen: 21 April 2024, 10am-2:30pm 
Where: Catch the train from the Wagga Wagga Botanic Gardens and return via the Museum Station
Cost: $4 
Who: All ages
MoR Mug Decorating
Saturday 13 April, Saturday 20 April, and Saturday 27 April,11am-12pm.
Where: Museum of the Riverina Botanic Gardens Site
Cost: $5
Who: All ages

MoR Bird Watching Workshops
Thursday 18 April and Thursday 25 April 11am-12pm 
Cost: $15 per child (accompanying adults are free of charge)
Who: 5-12 years
Drop-in activities 13 April 2024 - 28 April 2024
MoR Wii Sporting Hall of Fame!
MoR Beautiful Bird Origami
MoR PACMAN: April Retro Game of the Month
MoR Bird of the Year Colouring In
MoR Bird Badge Making
MoR Sunsafe
MoR Free Icy Poles