Grow Make Eat exhibition inspires holiday fun

Museum hosts creative activity for children

Tuesday 30 March, 2021

Planting ideas in young minds will take on new meaning these school holidays when Tweed Regional Museum runs a unique activities program for children to coincide with the Grow Make Eat exhibition.

In keeping with the theme of the exhibition, children will be able to grow their own seedlings, make a placemat for the dining table and enjoy a locally-made icy pole.

The free program is designed for children up to 12 years old and will be held at the Murwillumbah branch of the Museum.

Public Programs and Audience Development Officer Shannon Rees said the activities have been designed to help children understand the important role plants play in the food chain while also encouraging their creativity.

Held in the Museum courtyard, children will be provided with seedlings, plant pots, potting mix and instruction sheets on how to look after their plants, all provided by Council's nursery.

"Children will also be given a placemat template which they can decorate with stickers and craft pens in their own designs which will then be laminated so they can be used at home," Ms Rees said.

"After all that work, each child will be given a free delicious Flyin' Fox icy pole to enjoy - another locally produced tasty treat."

The program runs from Tuesday 6 April to Saturday 17 April 2021 during Museum opening hours and will operate within COVID Safe guidelines.

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