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  • Open 9am–5pm
  • Free general admission

Australia Day, Sunday 26 January 2020, 10am–1pm

Join us for music, dance, demonstrations and family-friendly activities inspired by our First Australians gallery and our new bush garden.

Free. Some costs apply, including exhibition entry. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the RSPCA National Bushfire Appeal.

Program

TimeEventLocationCost

10–10.10am

Welcome to Country and smoking ceremony: Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House

Forecourt Garden

Free

10.10am – 1pm

Jewellery making: Krystal Hurst (Worimi)

Try your hand at assembling an emu feather and quandong seed necklace. Learn about the importance of Aboriginal adornment in cultural expression and storytelling.

Places limited

Bay window

$5

10.10am – 12.30pm

Bush animal and doll making: Ronnie Jordan (Kalkadoon)

Places limited

Bay window

$5

10.15am
11.15am
12.45pm
1.45pm

Tastes of the Bush: Yurbay and Adam Shipp (Wiradjuri)

Join Adam for a walk through our new Forecourt Garden as he shares his knowledge of native plants. Followed by bush food tastings and displays. (1 hour)

Forecourt Garden

Free

10.15am
11.15am
12.15pm

First Australians gallery talks

Join one of our hosts for a 15-minute talk about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture.

Meet at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior

Free

12–12.20pm

Didjeridu performance: Ngambri-Ngunnawal custodian Paul House

After the performance, see some of Paul’s amazing glass didjeridus.

Main stage

Free

3–4pm

First Australians gallery tour

Join one of our hosts for a comprehensive gallery tour.

Meet at the Information Desk 10 minutes prior

$15

Please note this program may change on the day

With bushfires impacting our region, the ACT Government has cancelled the 2020 fireworks. The Museum will close at 5pm on 26 January. Our previously advertised evening activities have also been cancelled.

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