School holiday program

Kids enjoying the School Holiday Program

Children and families enjoying the school holiday program.

January School Holidays: My Ngurra

Dates: January 8-12

Download the holiday program here.

While most of our holiday program will run from January 8-12,we will also have an extra week of wiltja building from January 15-19. All activites are FREE and do not require booking.


Build a wiltja

January 8-12, 15-19, 11am-3pm

Join us on the front lawns as we make wiltjas, or traditional shelters, from leaves and branches. Tamaru will show us how to build shelters using Kaurna techniques.


Paint a pannikin

January 8-12, 11am-3pm, drop-in

Decorate your own pannikin with Aboriginal artists Amanda Radomi and Nish Cash. Pannikins (enamel camping mugs) are symbols of home for many Ngaanyatjarra people – there’s nothing like a cuppa tea by the fire! Paint your own symbols of home to make a unique artwork.


Strike a pose

January 8-12, 10am-4pm, drop-in

Dress up and pose with props inspired by Ngaanyatjarra country. The Wilurarra crew have created the ultimate selfie backdrop!

Hailing from Warburton, one of the most remote communities in Australia, Wilurarra Creative is a community hub for Ngaanyatjarra people ages 17-30. They make art and music, run a hair salon, and share culture. 


Please note that there will be roadworks on North Terrace during the January school holidays. Please leave extra time to travel to and from the Museum.


For program enquiries, please call 8207 7575 or email




The Museum’s popular school holiday program offers unique opportunities for children to connect with and be excited by science and culture; to be involved in something out of the ordinary that they might not get to experience at home or school.

The program offers a range of free experiences to over 5000 school aged children during each school holiday period. Each week-long program is designed to evoke children's curiosity, encouraging them to question and build on their own personal understandings related to nature and culture.

The school holiday program at the Museum has been running for over 30 years. We have welcomed generations of children through the doors year after year. It can be a spark for lifelong learning and an interest in science and research, inspiring children with scientific thinking, skills and cultural understanding. 


The South Australian Museum is a Learning Destination for Children's University. More information on Children's University can be found here.