Art v Science: Fashion inspired by nature


Friday 6 January | 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 25 January | 10am - 1pm
Drop and leave program


$45 per participant (includes General Admission)


Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years old

Please arrive at 9.45am to complete participant registration and consent details.

Have you ever come face to face with a decorator crab or had the pleasure of meeting a colourful nudibranch? (that’s sea slug to you!) Maybe the colourful displays of Birds of Paradise are more your thing?

Join us as we delve into some of the fashion statements of the natural world for inspiration before finding your own unique style using recycled materials to create your own wearable item to take home.

During this program, participants will:

  • Take inspiration from the ‘fashion sense’ of some extraordinary living species;
  • Consider the concepts of recycling and upcycling;
  • Design and make a small wearable object to take home using recycled and upcycled materials.

No sticky tape will be used in the creation of items.

Drop and leave programs

Drop and leave programs enable juniors to experience the Museum independently, discover and learn something new in an area of interest and access materials and resources that would not normally be available at home. All programs are managed and monitored by our experienced Learning and Engagement staff.