The new Sunlight - Ihi Komaru Exhibition opened at MOTAT on 27 May 2017. We were lucky to be invited on the opening weekend to check out the exhibition.
The exhibition tells story of sunlight, through a fun hands-on, interactive games and challenges. The science based exhibition was developed by Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History.
Not only will your kids have fun, but they will also learn how light is created in the Sun, how fast light travels, follow a photon, activate photosynthesis and more.
We think the exhibition will appeal the most to primary and intermediate school aged children. (However there is still plenty for adults to learn in the exhibition too.)
Add this to your list of things to do with your children in the July school holidays.
Sunlight Ihi Komaru is on at MOTAT until December 2017.
Entry to the exhibition is included in the general admission fee to MOTAT.
For more information about Sunlight Ihi Komaru see: www.motat.org.nz
We went to visit the new family-friendly installation Once Upon a Time in Art family friendly installation at the Auckland Art Gallery.
My children enjoyed both dressing up and drawing in Once Upon a Time in Art . We have been back more than once to this exhibition, and often in combination with the Saturday family drop-in sessions at Auckland Art Gallery.
The Hole of the Yellow Archipelago is still their favourite exhibition that has been in the Creative Learning Centre, but they still think Once Upon a Time in Art is fun to visit.
You can find Once Upon a Time in Art in the Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre on the mezzaine level of the Auckland Art Gallery. Once Upon a Time is on until Sunday 24 September 2017 and entry is FREE.
The Hole of Yellow Archipelago is a fun installation that opened this weekend at Auckland Art Gallery. The installation is a collaboration between artist Judy Darragh, Year 4 students at Balmoral Primary School and TurnSpace Collective from AUT University's Spatial Design Department.
Kids of all ages can enjoy this exhibition. When we went the kids got to draw on giant rolls of paper on the walls with the hanging crayons, slide down the carpeted hill, make sculptures with pool noodles to create the archipelago, an evolving landscape.
They also used the noodles to build sleighs to slide down the hill. They had fun climbing through the tunnels and hiding in them. Plus they happily played with the other kids while collaborating on what they could build with the noodles.
The only downside to the exhibition being so much fun is that your kids won't want to leave.
Location: Todd Foundation Creative Learning Centre on the mezzanine level of the
Auckland Art Gallery, Lorne Street, Auckland.
Showing: 5 September 2015 to 31 October 2016.
More info: Hole of Yellow Archipelago
Photos: Auckland for Kids