Monday, January 18, 2010

Dylan and Katrina's Queensland Museum and Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) Adventure

On Sunday, Dylan and I had the rare opportunity to spend some time alone together and took off early to visit the Queensland Museum where we heard all about the latest Dinosaur discoveries in Queensland. We listened to a wonderful talk by a leading palaeontologist at the Museum and then Dylan went on a Dino Dig to dig up bones which he then had to identify. While wandering around we were surprised by a T-Rex rampaging through the Museum causing madness and mayhem amongst the crowd - hilarious! If you get the opportunity, go! Its only on till 25 January so don't delay. Oh yeah and apparently the Dinosaur Dig planned for this year out at Winton in Western Queensland still has a few placements if you want to volunteer and go on a real Dinosaur Dig! How much fun would that be!

We also visited the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) to participate in the Kids APT Summer Spectacular which runs to 26 January and had an inspiring, artistic afternoon. There was so much to do, we made our own individual "Infinity Patterns" on a computer after being inspired by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian , and a thaumatrope, also known as a ‘turning wonder’ and created many different pictures from different resources provided through the children's program.

Our final visit was to the Queensland Art Gallery where Dylan made an aeorplane from the pile of recycled material supplied to the Gallery.

1 comment:

  1. Hi katrina,
    love the post!
    its a lot of fun for kids at GOMA...i managed to meet some friend's kids there just so I could join in the children's activities and go where they go... we recorded our singing... and made stuff and you name it. Its a fabulous show for them.

    Have a great 2010...