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January School Holiday Program: Build your own GONDWANA - Mini terrarium workshop

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To celebrate GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition, join Helen and Thomas from Helen’s Mini Worlds to create a living world of your own in this workshop designed for kids aged 7 -17 years.

In this one-hour workshop you will get your hands dirty creating a tiny living terrarium world in a 250ml jar. Along the way Helen, who has a science degree and a passion for nature, will guide you through the science of ecosystems. You will not only take home your very own terrarium world but also all the information you need to care for it and a wealth of new knowledge about the natural world.

An accompanying adult is required to stay with the participant for the duration of the workshop, but does not require a ticket. 

Building a terrarium of this size requires fine motor skills and younger children may need assistance with some parts of this workshop. As an accompanying adult you must be prepared to work with your child/children and support them where required. Helen and Thomas are experienced workshop leaders but can't help everyone at once. 

This is the perfect mix of science and creativity!

Important information and FAQs:

Where is the workshop?
At the South Australian Museum, North Terrace. Please meet at the signposted meeting point in the Main Foyer and we will guide you to our workshop space.

Do I need to stay with my child?
Yes, you will need to stay for the duration of the workshop. Assistance from accompanying adults is usually not necessary but is welcome if you would like to get involved. Adults do not need to purchase tickets. 

Who can participate?
This workshop is for kids aged 7 - 17 years only. Please note that children will need to be able operate a touch screen with independence to participate in this workshop, and adults must be prepared to assist younger children. The presenters are experienced with working with kids of all ages but will not be able to assist everyone at once. 

Do we bring the terrarium home with us?
Participants can take their terrariums home.

Does this workshop include entry into GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition?
No, for GONDWANA VR: The Exhibition, you will need to book tickets separately via our website. Please book early to secure your preferred time as we anticipate that many sessions will sell out.  The rest of the Museum is free to visit.

Access information
The workshop space can be accessed via stairs or lift. Some larger powered wheelchairs or mobility scooters may not easily navigate this heritage-listed building, please contact us at if you have questions. 

Workshops can get noisy - if your child is sensitive to noise, we have sensory backpacks which include noise-cancelling headphones available for free loan at the security desk in the museum.

If you have access enquiries, please contact

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