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July School Holiday Programme - Waikato Museum, Hamilton

10 - 21 July 2017

8.30am - 5pm Monday to Friday

$45 per day

Have fun at the Museum these school holidays with ‘Exsciting’ science, magical arts, Permian Monster origami and lots more creative activities!

Leave the children with us to enjoy supervised, tutored programmes that extend the imagination and encourage creativity and fun! Materials are supplied for all programmes. Our programmes are from 8.30am to 5pm. $45 per day and suited to ages 7-13 years. Our location in central Hamilton is perfect for dropping off and picking up before and after work.

To find out more about our other holiday fun options, visit the For the Kids section and check out our FREE family events, as well as Exscite and Milk Matters


Windows of Colour

Monday 10 July

Explore the beauty of stained glass and create your own stained glass-inspired craft.


‘Exsciting’ science!

Tuesday 11 July

Fun and learning in Exscite followed by science activities and toy making.


Movie Pop Art

Wednesday 12 July

Make objects and art based on popular movies.


Dimetrodon Dioramas

Thursday 13 July

Create a miniature Permian landscape in a box.


Ministry of Magic 4

Friday 14 July

Back by popular demand! All new magical arts and crafts.


The Medieval Project

Monday 17 July

Mid-winter medieval arts and crafts activities.


Light boxes

Tuesday 18 July

Form reflective art pieces with fluorescent objects, inspired by Bob Jahnke’s ATA exhibition.


Ancient Origami Creatures

Wednesday 19 July

Make an artwork of origami by creating ancient creatures from the Permian period.


Make Mosaics

Thursday 20 July

Learn the craft of mosaic and make an artwork
to take home.


Life’s a Hoot

Friday 21 July

Discover New Zealand’s nocturnal creatures
and create your own ruru pet.


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If booking for multiple children for more than one programme: Enter each of their details for the first programme they are attending, then use the drop-down box labelled 'Copy data from' to save re-entering the information. 


Terms and Conditions

Programmes must be booked and paid for online by 10pm the day prior to selected programme. Bookings are not confirmed until payment is received. 

Registrations must be completed by a parent or guardian of the child enrolled over the age of 18 years old.


You must book and supply complete enrolment details for each child. A copy of this will be emailed to you.


Once accepted registrations are final. If your child/children cannot attend a booked programme, we require 24 hours' notice of cancellation to issue a refund. Email us to notify.

Unless required by law, transfers or refunds (partial or full) are not issued except in extenuating circumstances and at the sole discretion of Waikato Museum.

Programme supervision

The everyday programme ratio is one teacher to 10 children. Depending on the activity, some programmes require more supervision.

Children will be in view of staff at all times when appropriate. 

Children will be informed of the boundaries and are expected to stay within them. 

Children are not to leave the supervised area. 

Children misbehaving to such a level that it causes disruption to the programme and others will be removed and their parents/caregivers will be contacted to collect them. 

Children who are too unwell to participate will be assessed and the appropriate action taken to assist them. Parents/caregivers will be contacted in the first instance and in most cases will be asked to collect their child/children.

What to bring

Suitable clothing must be worn e.g. outdoor activities require a warm jacket in the winter or a sunhat in the summer. 

Children must bring appropriate, healthy food for morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea, and a labelled drink bottle.


Full day programmes are from 8.30am – 5pm. 

Children must be collected at or before 5pm. If you are more than 10 minutes late to pick up your child/children, a $10 fee will apply per child.

Parking is available in the Museum car park (paid) accessible on the north side Victoria Street entrance of ArtsPost or on Grantham Street (2 and 3 hour limit).