Art v Science: Fashion Inspired by Nature


Friday 21 April | 10am - 1pm
Drop and leave program 

8-12 years

$45 per participant


Developed for children aged 8 to 12 years old


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

Essential information before you book

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.

Please note under strict guidance participants will be using a range of crafting tools which may include:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue guns
  • Jewellery pliers
  • Tweezers
  • Plastic sewing needles
  • A stitching awl

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.