Kids can bring their own ‘wonders’ to SA Museum’s latest exhibit

With the final days of the school holidays fast approaching, make sure you head to the SA museum and check out their Wonders exhibition, with special sessions for the Autistic available.

Photos by South Australian Museum.

Why not make the most out of the final days of the school holiday and visit the Wonders exhibition at the South Australian Museum, where all kids are welcome to bring in their own special trinkets. 

This exhibition, which opened earlier this month, allows museum-goers to get the rare opportunity to explore objects from the Museum’s vast collections – many of which have never been on public display before.

Tomorrow, kids are welcome to gather their “wonders,” rocks, minerals, stones, shells, insects and more and bring them into the museum to be inspected by experts. 

There will also be two special autism-friendly sessions coming up. Visitors with autism, their families, friends and carers are invited to a relaxed morning at the Museum. Spend time in the galleries, café, shop and Discovery Centre and see our latest exhibition Wonders from the South Australian Museum, with reduced noise and lighting.

One session will take place this weekend, on Saturday April 24, with the second session occurring on Friday July 2. 

Entry to these sessions is completely free, but looking is essential, which you can do via this website

The exhibition is curated by Nat Williams, who is best known for his work in creating extraordinary exhibitions for the National Library of Australia, including, Mapping our World, and Handwritten: Manuscript Treasures from Berlin and as the Library’s inaugural Treasures Curator.

Wonder was created for the museum’s 165th birthday, with 165 items on display. 

“The challenge of selecting 165 objects to represent 165 years of the Museum’s life was considerable,” shares Williams. 

“Fascinating objects have come from all collection areas and many are unique and very significant – there are biological specimens and First Nations art and culture from around the world; amazing minerals and fossils that span millions of years, and objects from every continent on Earth– there is really something for everyone.”

Entry into the exhibition is free, but a gold coin donation would be greatly appreciated!

For more information on all things Wonders, check out the SA Museum website.

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