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All activities are approved by the Children's University, so whether you are visiting us or doing the activities at home, remember to update your passport at the Information Desk!

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Family activities

Build a bug, family fun activity at the State Library of SA

Build A Bug

Be inspired to build your own bug from watercolour paintings of insects found in George French Angas’ South Australia Illustrated, a snapshot of some of the earliest views of South Australia in 1844.

Family Trail

Family trail

Take an adventure through the Library to discover the many treasures and stories to be found.

Start by picking up your printed Family Trail from our Welcome Desk in the glass foyer of the Spence Wing. Continue to the famous Mortlock Wing, and then on to the Treasures Wall exploring the library to finish at the Institute Building.

Footy fun at the State Library of SA

Footy fun

Check out AFL-related books in your local library, and Design your own Footy Team Uniform at the State Library or at home! Get some inspiration from the Our Footy, Our People, Our Stories exhibition on the Treasures Wall until 16 October 2022.

Family fun events

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  • exhibition

‘Kookaburra sits on the telegraph wire…’

How Australian children connected with the Overland Telegraph

Until Sunday 6 November 2022

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Free entry

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  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

Build a Bug Family program

Saturday 1 October to Sunday 16 October 2022

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Free, no bookings required

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  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

Sharing in making Art

inspired by the Chequered Copper butterfly

Thursday 13 October to Saturday 15 October 2022

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$5.00 per person

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  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

Herding Caterpillars

The VR Experience

Friday 14 October to Sunday 16 October 2022

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$5.00 per person

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  • Event series
  • Nature Festival

TEND

Live storytelling about the ants who herd the caterpillars

Saturday 15 October 2022

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$5.00 per person

SANFL design your own footy team uniform
  • Event

Design your own Footy team uniform

Family fun

Until 27 November 2022

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Free, no bookings required

Russell Ebert kicking a football
  • exhibition

Our footy, our people, our stories

145 years of the SANFL

Until Sunday 27 November 2022

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Free entry

AGSA Start Art Book Club
  • Event

Start Art Book club

An art and literature adventure

Sunday 4 December 2022
Sunday 5 February 2023

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Booking required