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1 April, 2021

Dragon fun these holidays

CHINESE New Year celebrations will continue at Cairns Museum with the sights and sounds of the annual event the inspiration for the April school holiday program.


Chinese New Year celebrations will continue on at Cairns Museum with the sights and sounds of the annual event the inspiration for the April school holiday program.

Cairns Museum manager Suzanne Gibson said there were some great affordable activities for children as young as five, right up to teenagers with specialised Chinese inspired art workshops.

“Kids will be able to bring the dragons of their imagination to life through mask and puppet, drum and lantern making workshops over the course of the two-week holiday program,” she said.

 “The team led by Children’s Program Leader Belinda Martin have really enjoyed creating another engaging school holiday program based around the current temporary exhibition, Lions and Dragons: The sights and sounds of Chinese New Year.”

On Saturday April 10 and 17, Cairns Museum will also host Chinese-inspired art workshops for children over eight years.

Rounding out the program, is the colouring-in competition and Chinese lion scavenger hunt, which are available daily from Monday to Saturday.

If your child is aged nine and over and an audio tour is more their interest, they can virtually join Pip, Caden and Jessie, who bring the Museum to life using their own device (BYO headphones).

All workshops are free with entry, but require a $5 contribution to cover material costs for existing annual pass holders and members. Bookings are essential as places are limited.

For more information on admission costs and the school holiday program, visit the Museum website now at www.cairnsmuseum.org.au or phone 4051 5582 or email info@cairnsmuseum.org.au.

Cairns Museum is in the School of Arts Building on the corner of Lake and Shields streets in the city. Social distancing, sanitising and other Covid-safe requirements are in place.


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