Out of this world experience
Extreme life is the theme of Carter’s October school holiday programme, two weeks of interactive drop-in workshops, gallery trails and competitions exploring what life may be like on other planets.
Sessions include a 45 minute planetarium show, and time to explore the observatory’s interactive exhibitions and gallery trial. At the craft table kids can create their own aliens, make an alien puppet, or an alien mask to scare the parents. They can then try to land their aliens in the habitable zone around a star, in a fun game complete with prizes.
The Extreme Life sessions will run on weekdays at 10.30am and 2pm, through the school holidays.
At Capital E it’s games, games and more games. Capital E brings the traditional and electronic gaming worlds together, transforming the whole main floor into a gaming zone. Kids will be able to build mechanical marvels with Meccano, pit their guitar skills against the computer, or play giant snakes and ladders.
Children eight and over can also choose from two Capital E creative technology workshops, how to make 3D games in Game On, or filming and reporting a Zombie attack in the OnTV studio.
Finding exciting things to do these holidays will also be easy in Hutt City with Kids Fest with two weeks of activities and games. Kids Fest has it all from art classes, indoor and outdoor sports, kayaking, hip hop, and sliding in the mud. The activities are for kids aged five to 13, and most are free.
Kids Fest kicks off with the Taita Family Hoopla, a day of family activities at Walter Nash Stadium on September 29.