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Discovery Space: The nature collector

Monday 10 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Monday 10 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Monday 10 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Film promotional poster for Finding Dory

Mkids movies – Finding Dory

Wednesday 12 April 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Everyone’s favourite blue tang fish, the forgetful Dory, takes off with Marlin and Nemo to find her long-lost family on a life-changing adventure across the ocean.

2016, PG
All ages
Cost: Mkids, Friends full members and children on Friends full membership free; $5 non-members
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees may apply)
Visions Theatre

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Thursday 13 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Thursday 13 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Thursday 13 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Promotional poster of The BFG

Mkids movies – The BFG

Saturday 15 April 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

A young orphan girl named Sophie encounters the BFG (Big Friendly Giant) who takes her to Giant Country. Despite his intimidating appearance, the BFG turns out to be a kind-hearted soul, who is considered an outcast by the other giants because he refuses to eat children.

2016, PG
All ages
Cost: Mkids free, Friends full members and children on Friends full membership free; $5 non-members
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees may apply)
Visions Theatre

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

CANCELLED – Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 16 April 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

More on the Enterprise

PLEASE NOTE THAT 16TH APRIL EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Promotional poster for Pete's Dragon

Mkids movies – Pete's Dragon

Tuesday 18 April 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

Pete is a mysterious 10-year-old with no family and no home, who claims to live in the woods with a giant green dragon named Elliot. Grace, the young daughter of the local timber mill owner, sets out to determine the truth.

2016, PG
All ages
Cost: Mkids free, Friends full members and children on Friends full membership free; $5 non-members
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees may apply)
Visions Theatre

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Portait of a man wearing glasses

Wally Bell lecture

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Today’s Ngunawal culture and country: Archaeology from an Aboriginal perspective

Presented by the Museum Friends and the Canberra Archaeological Society

Ngunawal elder Wally Bell speaks about keeping alive cultural and spiritual elements when dealing with a very scientific approach to archaeology on his country.

Friends full members free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Visions Theatre

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Thursday 20 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Thursday 20 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Thursday 20 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Friday 21 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Seaweed album

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Friday 21 April 2017, 11.30am – 1.00pm

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the Museum’s unique nature collections, then experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take home.

More on our school holidays Discovery Space

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

Friday 21 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Free
Bay Window, Main Hall

Visitors at the Museum.

Museum Friends welcome tour

Saturday 22 April 2017, 10.00am – 11.30am

An opportunity for new Museum Friends to share a welcoming cup of tea in our Friends Lounge and take a guided highlights tour of the Museum galleries.

Friends full members free. Join Friends
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Friends Lounge

Promotional poster of The Secret Life of Pets

Mkids movies – The Secret Life of Pets

Saturday 22 April 2017, 3.00pm – 5.00pm

In this comedy about what our pets get up to after we leave the house each day, a terrier named Max finds his life upended when his owner takes in Duke, a stray mutt from the pound.

2016, PG
All ages
Cost: Mkids free, Friends full members and children on Friends full membership free; $5 non-members
Join Friends and Mkids
Bookings essential: Eventbrite (booking fees may apply)
Visions Theatre

Group of children and female museum host sitting in detached earth mover bucket

Mkids adventure

Sunday 23 April 2017, 9.30am – 11.00am

Exclusive to Mkids members

Join Museum Friends and Mkids

Join a fun-packed Mkids adventure and explore some of the most famous, weird and extraordinary objects at the National Museum of Australia.

Mkids is the Museum Friends’ cool new club for children aged 5­–12. Experienced hosts – the only grown-ups allowed – will guide our intrepid adventurers on a voyage of discovery with activities, games, play and storytelling. Parents and carers can relax in the Friends Lounge (Mkids promise to share their discoveries on return).

Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Sunday 23 April 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

More on the Enterprise

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

Object Club: Paddle Steamer Enterprise

Friday 28 April 2017, 10.00am – 12.00pm

Exclusive to Friends full members. Join Friends

Object Club explores different facets of objects and their place in history.

Join conservator Nathan Pharaoh and the PS Enterprise volunteer crew for a close-up look at the1878 paddle steamer, one of the world’s oldest steam-powered vessels still afloat.

More on the Enterprise
Free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite
Meet in the Friends Lounge

Indoor photo of people gathering

Night at the Museum: Heroes and villains

Friday 28 April 2017, 6.00pm – 9.30pm

Are you a veiled villain or a caped crusader? Night at the Museum returns in 2017 with a bang as heroes clash against villains. Wear a mask to keep your alter ego hidden, then prepare for a night of superhero-sized adventures.

Over 18s only
Pre-sale tickets at Eventbrite (bookings fees apply): $15, group bookings (10+) $12 per person
Friends full members free
Tickets at the door: $18, on sale from 6.15pm

More on Night at the Museum: Heroes and villains

Photo of paddle steamer on lake

Paddle Steamer Enterprise inspection

Saturday 29 April 2017, 11.00am – 2.00pm

Step on board the PS Enterprise, moored on Lake Burley Griffin alongside the Museum.

The Enterprise was launched in 1878 and worked on the great rivers of south-eastern Australia for more than 100 years. Now part of the Museum’s collection, the paddle steamer is operated by a volunteer crew.

All ages
Free
Amphitheatre

Subject to crew availability and weather

More on the Enterprise

Peninsula tales - Acton tour

Peninsula Tales

Sunday 30 April 2017, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Join your guide Catherine in the year 1947, as she shares her experiences, memories and stories of the Acton Peninsula on this one-hour walking tour.

This tour is part of the Canberra and Region Heritage Festival.

Cost: $15 adult, $10 concession, Friends full members free
Bookings: Eventbrite (booking fees apply)

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