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Science of Slime
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Museum Express @ home
Museum Express @ home - Episode 01 - Lava Lamp
Museum Express @ home - Episode 02 - Maker Bag
Museum Express at home - Episode 03 - Naked Egg
Museum Express @ home - Episode 04 - Vinegar & Bicarb rockets
Discover More Science Missions!
Collection @ home
Museum Collection @ home - Episode 01 - Model T Ford
Museum Collection @ home - Episode 02 - Newcastle Tram LP284
Exhibitions @ home
Museum Exhibitions at home - Episode 01 - Cultural Resurgence
More To Discover
Fly through Newcastle Museum
BHP steelmaking simulation
Niiarrnumber Burrai (Our Country) - Newcastle VR - by the City of Newcastle
Newcastle in 1825 by Charles Martin (2017)
Commemorate ANZAC Day
Victoria Theatre Newcastle Flythrough by UON
Audience Engagement Volunteer
Collections Management Volunteer
Visitor Services Volunteer
Under 5s - Tuesday Tales on Facebook
Pop Up Garden - Craft Table
Sat 20 Mar - Sun 5 May
Add to our craft garden installation to revitalise our local threatened plants.
Science Shows - Gums to Bums!
Tue 8, 15, 22 & Thur 10, 17, 24 Jan
Follow the path of your breakfast, find out if you are a super taster & help make some poo!
Fizz & Ferment - Talk & Pop Up Science
Wed 9 Jan
Family- friendly fermentation fun! Learn about the science, health benefits and delicious flavour of fermented foods.
Exquisite Drawing Machines - Drop in Drawing
Wed 16 Jan
Drop in experimental drawing event where you can make all sorts of weird and wonderful drawings.
The Next Wave of Plastic - Pop Up Science
Fri 18 Jan
Get hands on while sieving for micro plastics and learn about the impacts our plastic waste is having on our local environment
Geoscience Rocks! Pop Up Science
Mon 21 Jan
Dig for fossils and even make your own one to take home at this free geo pop up science event
Slippery Slime Workshop
23 Jan 2019
Get messy while you learn about the science of slime and create your very own slippery slime to take home!
Saucy Science for Vivacious Valentines
Thurs 14 Feb
Special Valentine's Day evening at Newcastle Museum
The Low End Exhibition
Sat 16 Feb
Join Ackeron st Records for a showcase of musical manipulation.
Bean to Cup - Talk
Sun 17 Feb
Learn about all the coffee hows and whys at this free public talk presented by coffee experts from Crema
Shaping and Managing the Newcastle Coastline
Tue 19 Feb
A presentation focused on our local coastline
Saturday 16 March
Book in for a 15-minute informal discussion about your most cherished heirlooms and hidden treasures.
Hunter Past in Photos 11
Thurs 28 Mar
Discover the history of Newcastle revealed through photographs
WORKSHOP: Introduction to Crime Writing with Sandi Wallace
Fri 5 April
For writers keen to start or develop their crime-writing skills in long or short form.
NM:PM Roaring Twenties Razors & Ratbags
Sat 6 Apr
Dress up in your 1920s glad rags and join us for a one night only underground party!
Crime at the Museum - Newcastle Writers Festival
Three free events will be held at Newcastle Museum for this years Newcastle Writers Festival. The Story of a Fire: Inside the mind of an arsonist Unlocking the Puzzle A Shrink in the Clink
Science Shows - Museum Whodunnit
Tuesday 16 & 23 - Thursday 18 April
The science of crime! Examine the clues, dust for fingerprints and extract DNA in this holiday science show!
Flora & Photographs Workshop
Wednesday 17 April
Combine flora and photography to create cyanotype blue prints.
Friday 26 April
A live exhibit of natural history illustrators
HISTORY IN THE MUSEUM’S NEIGHBOURHOOD: HONEYSUCKLE AS IT ONCE WAS
Sat 4 May & Sun 19 May
A guided history walking tour of the Honeysuckle area
Archaeology of Northeast Thailand - Free Talk
Sat 25 May
An archaeological talk on northeast Thailand, uncovering the secrets of civilisation in this amazing region.
Public Tour - Flora of the Hunter Region
Sat 8 June
Join us for the last weekend of Flora of the Hunter for a public tour and live demonstrations by exhibiting artists
Hunter Past in Photos 12
Thursday 13 June
Join a panel of experts as they share their stories, experiences and reveal Newcastle’s history through significant photographs
One Crook, Three Looks
Thursday 20 June
A walk through the dark side of the twenties
The Shake Up
22-23 & 29-30 June
A monumental multi-art event for the community about how Novocastrians respond to disaster and change
Science Shows - Quake & Shake
Tuesday 9 & 16 Thursday 11 & 18
Learn about how rocks can fold, snap, melt and explode at our free science shows!
Wednesday 10 & 17 July
Learn the tricks of the trade and become an official Museum Detective!
Ready, Set, SPY! Adventure Trails
12 July - 15 September
Find clues, read the stories and discover new and interesting things with our free SPY MISSION and SPY STORY adventure trails.
NAIDOC Week at the Museum
Fri 12 July 2019
Join us for a free guided tour of Aboriginal objects and stories in the collection, learn to make rope with local traditional canoe builder and see our new exhibition 'Kuueeyung'.
SOLD OUT - Turukilliko NESA-accredited Teacher Professional Development Day
Mon 5 Aug
Incorporate Indigenous Knowledge and Culture into Primary and Secondary classrooms in this one day Teacher professional Development Day.
Science Week at Newcastle Museum
Mon 12 - Sun 18 Aug 2019
Celebrate Science Week at Newcastle Museum. We have lots of interesting activities for you!
History Week - Victoria Theatre VR Experience
Sun 1- Sat 7 September (available during regular opening hours)
Enter the oldest standing theatre in NSW, the Victoria Theatre through a VR experience.
Panel Discussion - Crisis Communications: Lessons from the Earthquake
Thursday 12 September
Join us for a panel discussion on the important role of communication played during the 1989 earthquake and how techniques used then have informed communications today.
Science Shows - Fire & Ice!
We'll have flames, liquid nitrogen and a hot'n'cold pool party at the Museum Science Shows these holidays.
Museum Mysteries – Code Breaker Workshop
Wed 2 Oct
Crack codes and ciphers and solve the mysteries in this 1.5-hour code breaking workshop.
This is Not Art Festival 2019
Fri 4 Oct - Sun 6 Oct
Emerging & Experimental Arts Festival
Low Sensory Experience – Newcastle Museum
Mon 21 Oct
A low sensory, family friendly day at Newcastle Museum
Hunter Past in Photos 13
Thur 24 Oct
Join a panel of local history aficionados as they dissect the clues and reveal the stories in some of their favourite old photos.
Creating Newcastle's Civic Precinct: A History Walking Tour
Sun 27 Oct & Sun 3 Nov
Join a guided history walking tour of the Civic area and uncover how the city has transformed into cherished public spaces and what we see today.
NM:AM Picnic in Museum Park
Sat 9 Nov
Join us for a family picnic day with music, a petting zoo, entertainers and activities to celebrate the new Museum Park.
NM:PM RED not dead
Sat 9 Nov
We're turning the Museum RED! Come make a raucous and have a raging good time from 5pm! (after the Picnic in Museum Park event).
Real Film Festival
Sun 17 Nov
Transforming spaces in Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Maitland and Port Stephens with bold films of real stories and cutting-edge documentaries.
Red Friday for World AIDS Day 2019
Fri 29 Dec
ACON’s most iconic and much-loved campaign that raises vital funds to end HIV stigma, prevent new HIV transmissions and support people living with HIV in NSW.
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