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The National Museum of Australia presented an exciting series of programs for families and adults as part of the Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas exhibition in Canberra.

PROGRAMS HELD IN 2010

Letter readings from the voyages of discovery

Rhys Muldoon.
Rhys Muldoon.

Join actor Rhys Muldoon and Museum Director Andrew Sayers AM for readings from the original letters and journals of Captain James Cook, Nicolaas Witsen and others, to celebrate the exhibition Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas — featuring rare items from the Royal Society of London. Hosted by curator Michelle Hetherington.

Wednesday 20 October 2010

Studio Gallery

Video and audio of this program now available

Family festival: Into the unknown

Children's craft activity.
Children's craft activity.

A festival for families to celebrate the scientific discovery of Australia's weird and wonderful flora and fauna. Learn about the platypus with ACT Waterwatch and enjoy performances by URAB dancers from Poruma Island in the Torres Strait. Join guest artists and get creative with art and craft.

Monday 27 September 2010
The Hall

Discovery space: A strange new land

Children's craft activity in the Discovery Space, Main Hall.
Children's craft activity.

Imagine you're an explorer discovering new lands, plants and animals. Enter a world where you can create your own species and contribute to a landscape mural.

Presented as part of the Exploration and Endeavour: The Royal Society of London and the South Seas exhibition. Suitable for children aged 5 to 12.

Tuesday 28 September to 1 October 2010
Tuesday 5 October to 8 October 2010
The Hall

Ceramics workshop: Wild world

Wet Tree and Earthblooms Ceramics by Bev Hogg.
Wet Tree and Earthblooms Ceramics by Bev Hogg.

Join ceramicist Bev Hogg to create a wild collaborative landscape using clay and natural materials.

Individual artworks will be fired and available for collection in the second week of the holidays. Suitable for children aged 8 to 14.

Tuesday 28 September 2010

Fieldwork forensics: Searching for the platypus

ACT Waterwatch by the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.
ACT Waterwatch by the shore of Lake Burley Griffin.

Help ACT Waterwatch survey Lake Burley Griffin to observe a platypus habitat. What other new things will you discover on your home shores?

After recording your findings, head back to the Museum to make a 3-D paper platypus. Suitable for children aged 8 to 14.

Wednesday 29 September 2010
Wednesday 6 October 2010

Puppet workshop: Shadowy critters

Creature shadow puppet by Hilary Talbot.
Creature shadow puppet by Hilary Talbot.

Be inspired by early explorers and the strange Australian animals they found, and create your own new shadow puppet species!

The workshop will be facilitated by Canberra puppet maker Hilary Talbot. Suitable for children aged 8 to 14.

Tuesday 5 October 2010,
Thursday 7 October 2010

Forum: Coral reefs in a changing environment

Robyn Williams.
Robyn Williams AM.

Science communicator and broadcaster Robyn Williams AM and a panel of international scientific experts discuss issues of critical importance to the future of coral reefs.

View the program for the forum

5.30pm to 7.45pm
Thursday 7 October 2010
The Hall