School Holiday Scavenger Hunt

Hunt out the weird and wonderful things in our museums these school holidays with our Scavenger Hunts!

With a Hunt to complete at the Migration Museum, National Motor Museum, South Australian Maritime Museum and Centre of Democracy, you could become a veritable sleuth by the end of these school holidays.

As you explore the museums, find the five quirky objects listed on the Scavenger Hunt worksheet. Take a photo in front of each object to show you found it. There is also a bonus object you can find, but you must first solve a riddle!

When you’re finished, show your photos to a Museum Officer to receive a stamp on your worksheet. You can also earn a one-hour stamp for your Children’s University Passport to Learning when you complete this activity.

Challenge your friends to see who can find the hidden and sometimes unexpected things at all of our museums!

Download your Scavenger Hunts here or ask for one at any of our museums when you arrive.

Chron-o-detectives – COD January School Holiday Program

The Centre of Democracy and Fire Hazard Games present…


Warning: Democracy as we know it is in peril! Do you have the skills to save history? The Chron-o-Detectives are back from the future and need your help. Join them, follow the trail and track the Time Bandit before history is changed forever. These January school holidays, children aged 6-12 are invited to participate in a 60 minute immersive game along North Terrace ending at the Centre of Democracy, which will ask them to work together to save democracy from the Time Bandit.

Places are limited – click here to book!

Dates: 21, 22 or 23 January 2019 (one session per day)

Time: 10am

Ages: 6-12. Please note: Children participating will need to be accompanied by a parent or caregiver for the duration of the activity.

Start location: Adelaide Railway Station, North Terrace, Adelaide.
Detailed information about where to meet for the start of the activity will be released closer to the date.

Finish location: Centre of Democracy, corner of Kintore Avenue and North Terrace, Adelaide.

Questions? Please contact: COD Public Programs, or 08 8203 9888

Epic Flight Centenary


The year was 1919. The war was finally over. Prime Minister Billy Hughes offered £10,000 for the first Australian airmen to fly home from England in 30 days. Six crews took up the challenge in planes that were as rudimentary as they were unreliable. And who won? South Australian brothers Ross and Keith Smith, backed by mechanics Wally Shiers (SA) and Jim Bennett (Vic).

In 2019, we celebrate the men, the plane and the centenary of a journey as awe-inspiring as the moon landing 50 years later. For further information about this incredible story, the 2019 calendar of events and education resources, visit our website:

If you would like to donate to a project fund that will help realise some of our events, please donate here.

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