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Time Traveller’s Book Club: The Histories

Tuesday 26 June 2018, 11.00am–12.30pm

Exclusive to Friends. Join Friends

Take a romp through history, led by Dr Mike Smith, archaeologist and Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the National Museum of Australia.

Written by Herodotus in about 440–450 BCE, The Histories is considered the first ‘history’ in Western literature. An account of the traditions, politics, geography, and conflicts in the Mediterranean world, it also attempts to identify and explain the cause and effect of the events.

Read any edition as we will be discussing Herodotus as an historian rather than reviewing his book.

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

a little girl

Toddler program

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 10.00am–11.00am

Time for the under-fives to have fun and explore the Museum. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month in a series art-making, storytelling and gallery exploration activities.

Suitable for ages 3–5 years and their carers

Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential, limited spaces: Eventbrite (fees apply)
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Ask Me Anything conversations

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 12.00pm–2.00pm

Also on Saturday 21 July 2018

Join members of Canberra’s Muslim community for an open conversation about Islam, in conjunction with the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other: Faith and Culture in Islam’.

Free
Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia

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Sam Bowker

A dialogue of objects: Implications of Islamic art

Thursday 5 July 2018, 12.30pm–1.30pm

Sam Bowker, lecturer in art history and visual culture at Charles Sturt University, will share his favourite things from the exhibition 'So That You Might Know Each Other' to reveal unexpected relationships with contemporary art and design. Through innovative, audacious, intricate and unusual objects, this lecture will outline some of the complications that situate ‘Islamic’ art as a challenging and global field.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, $7.50 Friends full members
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre
National Museum of Australia

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Monday 9 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Monday 9 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
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Afternoon play space

Monday 9 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Poster for film Greatest Showman

Mkids movie – The Greatest Showman

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 1.00pm–3.00pm

2017, rated PG

Inspired by the life of PT Barnum, this musical tells the tale of Barnum’s rise to fame and his creation of The Greatest Show on Earth, a mesmerising spectacle that took the world by storm.

Free for Mkids and Friends
Cost: $5 non-members. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

Afternoon play space

Tuesday 10 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Afternoon play space

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Thursday 12 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Thursday 12 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Afternoon play space

Thursday 12 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Friday 13 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Friday 13 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Afternoon play space

Friday 13 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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movie poster for Coco children's film

Mkids movie – Coco

Saturday 14 July 2018, 3.00pm–5.00pm

2017, rated PG

Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colourful Land of the Dead where he meets Hector, the trickster. Together they set off on a journey to discover the real story behind Miguel's family history and their ban on music.

Free for Mkids and Friends
Cost: $5 non-members. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Monday 16 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Monday 16 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Afternoon play space

Monday 16 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Poster for film Nut Job 2

Mkids movie – The Nut Job 2

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 1.00pm–3.00pm

2017, rated G

The evil mayor of Oakton plans to bulldoze Liberty Park to make way for a dangerous amusement park. Surly Squirrel and his friends join together to fight the mayor and save their home.

Free for Mkids and Friends
Cost: $5 non-members. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

Afternoon play space

Tuesday 17 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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Afternoon play space

Wednesday 18 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Thursday 19 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Thursday 19 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

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STYMKEO Inner Apartment lecture
Image courtesy Nishi Gallery

The Inner Apartment: Contemporary Australian Muslim art (CANCELLED)

Thursday 19 July 2018, 12.30pm–1.30pm

The Inner Apartment: Contemporary Australian Muslim art

On show at the Nishi Gallery, New Acton, The Inner Apartment explores the fractured beauty of the sacred and the mundane. Featuring works by Shireen Taweel, Hoda Afshar and Leila El Rayes, the exhibition examines the ways in which usually private, spiritual and deeply personal matters of the heart and mind have been turned inside out and thrust into the public domain. Join curator Nur Shkembi and artists as they discuss their work and the ideas behind the exhibition.

Afternoon play space

Thursday 19 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

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Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Friday 20 July 2018, 10.00am–11.30am

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

a young boy participating in a craft activity

Marvellous Motifs: the wonders of Islamic art and culture

Friday 20 July 2018, 11.30am–1.00pm

Two sessions daily, weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Join us on a tour of the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other’: Faith and Culture in Islam and discover the incredible motifs, patterns, shapes and lines of Islamic art and design.

Megalo Print Studio’s experienced printmakers will introduce families to the wonderful world of screen-printing. Kids will make hand printed cards to take home and contribute to our collaborative textile artwork.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, $7 Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

Afternoon play space

Friday 20 July 2018, 2.00pm–3.30pm

Daily on weekdays 9–20 July 2018

Relax and immerse yourself in the beautiful carpeted tent generously provided by the Canberra Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in the Gandel Atrium. Read a book or design an Islamic-inspired artwork in one of the self-facilitated activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bookings not required, places limited
Bay Window

More on the Museum's school holiday activities

Two women and a man dressed in traditional costumes singing and playing music

Ask Me Anything conversations

Saturday 21 July 2018, 12.00pm–2.00pm

Join members of Canberra’s Muslim community for an open conversation about Islam, in conjunction with the exhibition ‘So That You Might Know Each Other: Faith and Culture in Islam’.

Free
Gandel Atrium, National Museum of Australia

More exhibition events

Poster for Ferdinand children's film

Mkids movie – Ferdinand

Saturday 21 July 2018, 3.00pm–5.00pm

2017, rated G

Ferdinand, a gentle bull, is mistaken for a dangerous beast. When he is captured and taken from his home to the bullfights in Madrid, he must find a way to escape before he meets El Primero, the famous bullfighter who never loses.

Free for Mkids and Friends
Cost: $5 non-members. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (fees apply)
Visions Theatre

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