Botany Library School Holidays

8 JUL 2022 - 24 JUL 2022
Location:
Botany Library, Level 1

Ngā Tamariki o Matariki

Join Botany Library for some exciting activities these school holidays. Scavenger hunt around Botany Library and take home packs throughout the holidays. Explore activities at home, on holidays or at the library with your friends
For registration for events; email: botany.library@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
 
Sat 9 July; 3pm-4:30pm
Robogals (coding) for kids
Join us for a fun Coding session with Robogals, laptops required, recommended age: 7-12 years.
Registration recommended.
  
Wed 13 July; 10:30am-11:30am
Woven Tukutuku boards
Learn some Tukutuku patterns and weave on a board. Recommended age: 5 and above.
Registration recommended.
 
Thu 14 July; 10am-11am or 11am-12noon (2 sessions)
Brain lab for kids
Learn about amazing things your brain can do. Try brain games and experiments. Conducted by the Brain research institute (NZ). Recommended age: 5 and above.
Registration recommended.
 
Fri 15 July; 10:30am-11:15am
GKR Karate at Botany Library
Join GKR Karate for a fun interactive session at Botany Library. For ages: 5-12 years.
 
Sat 16 July; 3pm-4pm
Ika (fish) aquarium 
 From the world of Waitī and Waitā, create an ika (fish) aquarium. Recommended age: 5 and above. 

Tue 19 July; 10:30am-11:30am
Taniwha craft
Learn to make a taniwha puppet and tell a story, recommended age: 5-12 years

Wed 20 July; 10:30am-11:15am or 11:15am-12noon (2 sessions)
Introduction to the Art of Raranga (weaving) with Paia
Learn to make a woven Putiputi/Flax flower and Matariki flax whetū stars
Parent/ guardian presence is required along with the child during workshop. Recommended age: 5 and above. Registration recommended. Koha appreciated
 
Thu 21 July; 10am-11am or 11am-12noon (2 sessions)
Brain lab for kids
 Learn about amazing things your brain can do. Try brain games and experiments.
Conducted by the Brain research institute (NZ). Recommended age: 5 and above.
Registration recommended.
 
Fri 22 July; 10:30am-11:30am
Korowai Cloak of knowledge
Make your very own decorative cloak inspired by the Maori korowai tradition). Recommended age: 5 and above.
 
Sat 23 July; 3pm-4pm
Manu Taratahi (kite) making
From the world of Ururangi, design your very own Manu Taratahi (kite). Recommended age: 5 and above.