Te Manawa, Globe Theatre, Centrepoint Theatre and the City Library present a range of family-friendly events and activities in July 2020
Enter a museum transformed with lights and lasers and spend the evening absorbed in fun activities, this time with a superhero theme to celebrate the science and healthcare heroes of the lockdown, so feel free to dress up! There’ll be a variety of food trucks there too if you want to get some kai.
Dr Rafea Naffa will be hosting another of his famous chemistry shows, sponsored by the New Zealand Leather & Shoe Research Association. Watch him create fizzes, bangs and pops with fun for all ages – children must be supervised by an adult.
There’s a lot to choose from in our July Holidays programme – a mix of science, art, and going behind the scenes at the museum. Download a copy today!
Experience a thrilling week of physical storytelling based on Hansel and Gretel! Explore mime, group movement, balance, slow motion and more, in a fun and welcoming environment that’s perfect for newcomers and experienced performers alike. At the end of the week, students will perform a retelling of Hansel and Gretel in a special showcase for friends and family. Sign up now to make this July holiday the most magical one yet!
Book tickets at Centrepoint Theatre or by clicking here.
Entry to the Rugby Museum will be half price on these two days. Come in and discover the long history of rugby in New Zealand, and find out how you’d match up against the world’s best players.
Journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends in the Manawatu Youth Theatre Society’s production of The Little Mermaid Jr. It’s adapted from Disney’s Broadway production and the motion picture, and features the enormously popular Academy Award-winning songs and music.
Book tickets at the Globe Theatre or by clicking here
In the afternoon, Grammy-winning artist Jerome Kavanagh hosts a workshop exploring traditional Māori instruments. In the evening, he presents his Oro Atua Sound Journey, a mystical and healing musical experience that has won acclaim the world over.
Book tickets by calling 0800 4 A MUSEUM or stopping by our Front Desk
Feel the thrill of competition as you and your friends dodge nerf darts in a frantic battle royale! You bring the equipment, we supply the darts.
Games slots are 5.45pm-6.45pm (5-7 years), 6.45pm-7.45pm (8-10 years), 7.45pm-8.45pm (all ages), 8.45pm-9.45pm (all ages).
Book by calling 0800 4 A MUSEUM or stopping by our Front Desk. Book early as it’s sure to sell out.
Meet Kenny, the caregiver for Tim. It’s bed time, but Tim is convinced there is a monster under his bed. “Leave the light on and tell me a story.”
The story finishes – the lights go out. “No! Turn the light on,” says Tim. “I’m afraid of the dark!”
And so begins a lights on, lights off, lights on, lights off…
Te Manawa Overload returns for another action-packed evening! Assemble an 8-person team of laser tag comrades and prepare to do battle. Te Manawa transforms into a spookily lit arena and you’ll have to work together to come out victorious.
Tickets still available for the 6pm, 6.30pm and 7pm game slots. Book by calling 0800 4 A MUSEUM or stopping by our Front Desk.
We bring you a quiz every Saturday night for three weeks, all in the style of iconic TV game show Family Feud. It’s a delicate balance between knowledge and good judgement, because it’s not about who’s right, but about who knows what’s the most popular.