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Night at the Museum: Fear

Night at the Museum: Fear

Friday 31 October 2014, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

Fear does strange things to people. Adrenalin pumps. Blood runs cold. Flesh creeps. The imagination conjures nightmares hidden in shadows. What makes you afraid?

Face your fears at the next Night at the Museum this Halloween, with a spine-tingling program of music, games, objects, art and food.

Over-18s only
Cost: $10 entry. $60 to register a team of 4 to play The Museum Game (includes entry). Free entry for Museum Friends (full members)
Tickets will be available at the door or online on the Eventbrite website closer to the date.
Main Hall and galleries

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Art at the Museum: Message for a moment

Wednesday 5 November 2014, 10:30am to 12:00pm

Access program (adults)

What message do you have for the world? Inspired by Arthur Stace and his famous 'Eternity' message, we will use chalk and stencils to produce fleeting sidewalk art at the Museum.

Cost: $10 per person, $5 Museum Friends (full members)
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Andrew McEwin

Capital wine tasting

Thursday 6 November 2014, 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Museum Friends program, over-18s only

Enjoy a sample of the region’s premier wines with Capital Wines. The Museum Friends together with Capital Wines is hosting a wine tasting evening at the National Museum of Australia.

Come along with your friends to sample a fine selection from Capital Wines while relaxing in the Museum’s lobby lounge. Enjoy light refreshments and chat with Capital Wines’ vigneron Andrew McEwin about the making and drinking of his fine cool-climate wines.   

Cost: Free for Museum Friends, $10 guests and non-members.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Over-18s only
Museum Lobby Lounge in the Administration Building

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 12 November 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Garden Room

Spirited dinner

Thursday 13 November 2014, 6:00pm to 9:00pm

The National Museum of Australia invites you to an exclusive Spirited dinner.

Join us for a special after hours viewing of the Spirited exhibition, curator-led talks with Dr Martha Sear and Dr Nicole McLennan, a three-course meal in our waterfront cafe and a complimentary glass of wine.

Tickets are $75 each plus fees and charges.

Purchase your tickets and pre-order your meal online through the Eventbrite website

The Museum Cafe

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Spirited lecture series

Friday 14 November 2014, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Professor Paul McGreevy - Equitation science: understanding how horses think and learn

This free lecture series offers insights into the stories behind the exhibition Spirited: Australia's Horse Story.

Free
Book online through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Creation station

Wednesday 19 November 2014, 10:30am to 11:30am

Fun and exciting workshops combining art and music for preschoolers with or without a disability.

Cost: $5 per person
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)

Landmark women: Maureen Cane

Friday 21 November 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Maureen Cane, chief executive officer of Volunteering ACT is our last guest in the series for 2014. After a successful career in senior management positions in the Australian and ACT public service and in the community sector, Maureen was honoured with Canberra Citizen of the Year award in 2011.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials, $5 full members, full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Spirited: curator tour

Monday 24 November 2014, 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Museum Friends program

Join a special curator-led tour of the Spirited exhibition with a curator, followed by light refreshments in the Friends Lounge.

Cost: $10 full members, $15 essentials members. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Meet in the Friends Lounge

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 3 December 2014, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Garden Room

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