Sanity Savers: Science School Holiday Activities

With the festivities over, the summer now stretches to long days of play, treats….and driving parents crazy.

If you are looking for some activities to occupy the little ones, there are some last minute options:

  • Apple Kids and Parents Programs – Held at various flagship stores, these are mainly one hour programs that uses apple products.  We were there for a session that teaches kids how to use Sphero the robotic ball using an iPad.  Its was a free session but we were decently surprised by the quality of the instructor. (Click on Kids & Parents to filter out the other programs below the calendar.)
  • The Brickman Experience (aka Lego Exhibition by a Licensed Lego Professional) – Held in an unobtrusive corner of Docklands, its a nice place to get out of the heat.  While not as sophisticated as Lego Discovery Center, it provides plenty of space, less queues and some long table for kids to go mad with lego parts and put them on display. (Note: Cash free venue, remember to bring your card.) See the photo for what we created.
  • Scienceworks – 2 Levels of exhibits in all aspects of science with plenty of interactive displays.  The second level has been recently revamped with a preschool display with hands on creative and problem solving activities. Free for kids up to 16 years old.  Adults can either purchase a museum membership for free entry or pay a single entry fee.
  • The Paper Market – Origami being the earliest form of engineering.  The kids can gets some hands on with this ancient science.  Its running until 19th January.  Free at the State Library of Victoria everyday.
  • Lego Free Play – Available at various libraries, check your local public library school holiday program.  Average an hour play sessions of Lego.  The best part? You won’t have stray pieces to step on the floor afterwards.

Hope this saves your sanity as the countdown to the first day of school begins in the summer heat!

Disclaimer

This is an unpaid blog post for your enjoyment.  We are in no way associated with Apple Inc, Brickman or public libraries.  We do have access to a Victoria Museum membership.

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