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October School Holiday Programme

2 - 13 October 2017

8.30am to 5pm Monday to Friday

$45 per day

Have fun at the Museum these school holidays with ‘Exsciting’ science, tiny treasures, crafted galaxies and lots more creative activities!

Our programmes are from 8.30am to 5pm. $45 per day and are for ages 7-13 years only. Our location in central Hamilton is perfect for dropping off and picking up before and after work.

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.

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

Found It!

Monday 2 October

Assemble found objects into an amazing piece of art.


Juicy Geo

Tuesday 3 October

Discover the joys of geometry and how you can create art with maths.


Tiny Treasures

Wednesday 4 October

Make your own mini museum collection to take home.


Starry Starry Night

Thursday 5 October

Create a galaxy of crafted stars from a variety of media.


Jigsaw Jumble

Friday 6 October

Make pieces of sculptural art inspired by the National Contemporary Art Award exhibition.


Contemporary Canvas

Monday 9 October

Unleash your inner artist and explore the world of contemporary art.


Patterns & Prints

Tuesday 10 October

Make Pasifika motifs using potatoes then print a wall hanging to take home.


‘Exsciting’ science 2

Wednesday 11 October

Join us for more science activities and toy making inspired by fun in Exscite.


Shapes in Nature

Thursday 12 October

Draw shapes in nature to create a printed or painted abstract design.


Mini Masterpieces

Friday 13 October

Create your own gallery art exhibition using pencil, paint, pastel and print.


Eventbrite - Waikato Museum April School Holiday Programme - Hamilton


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).