If your summer holidays involve children, it is worth knowing that both sites of the museum have something exciting, educational and free for kids of any age.
A five-minute walk from the Botanic Gardens, our Willans Hill site has Kidzone, our recently refurbished discovery and play area for kids.
Kidzone is an absolute wonderland for kids aged two to 14, with crafts, puppets, dress ups, games and plenty of nooks for playing and reading. Baby change facilities are available, and families are welcome to bring a picnic to eat on our beautiful balcony.
To mark Kidzone’s reopening there will be a free kids party with music, freebies and special activities on Sunday, December 20.
The trains will be running for the last time in 2015. Board the train at the Botanic Gardens Station, and hop off at the museum to take part in all the fun.
Meanwhile, at the Historic Council Chambers site, roll up your sleeves, grab some tools and get digging, because there's archaeological treasure to be found.
The Big Dig is a hands-on activity for kids to discover the Riverina's extraordinary past.
Over the summer holidays the Historic Council Chambers will be transformed into an archaeological dig site, where kids from ages four to 14 can unearth dinosaur bones, fossils, and artefacts that tell us about life in the past.
Learn about the enormous diprotodon , a wombat the size of a hippo, which lived nearby, and about the remarkable people who shared the land with him.
Hold a 60-million year old gastropod shell and a T-Rex tooth, admire some remarkable Wiradjuri tools and check out some of the strange finds that have been unearthed using metal detectors in and around our region.
Both sites of the museum are free to visit and open Monday through Sunday each week right through the holidays, with the one notable exception that both sites are closed on Christmas Day.
Find out more at wagga.nsw.gov.au/museum.
Pop into the Historic Council Chambers now to grab a unique gift for the history buff in your family.
With more than15 titles to choose from, there’s bound to be something to suit the interests of anyone.
With topics including Wagga’s history, Captain Moonlight, Charles Sturt, and the Hampden Bridge, there’s bound to be something of interest.
Most of these titles aren’t available in bookstores, so pop in now and finish off that Christmas shopping.
Historic Council Chambers Site
Botanic Gardens Site
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