7pm: Get your creep on with a show about Black Holes. They’re one of the most intriguing and mysterious phenomena in the universe: places where time and space warp to the extreme, and nothing – not even light – can escape.
8.30pm: Phantom of the Universe is an exciting exploration of dark matter, from the Big Bang to its anticipated discovery at the Large Hadron Collider. Journey across space and time to the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, speeding alongside particles before they collide in visually stunning explosions of light and sound, while learning how scientists around the world are collaborating to track down the constituents of dark matter.
After each show there’s a spooky astronomy kōrero/tour of the stars. Hear about zombie satellites, moon lunacy, see the Witch Head nebula, and try not to lose your mind as you fly to the edge of the universe. Yikes.
There’s free popcorn for everyone and prizes for best Halloween costume!
Courtyard telescopes will run after each show if weather permits.
$18 Adult, $15 child/student/senior, $60 family (2 adults + 2 or 3 children)
LITTLE Q & As
My kid can’t stop saying “I WANT IT”!
Sometimes our children can sound like a broken record wanting and, needing everything in sight! It is times like this when can find ourselves going a bit crazy wanting to run from all the demands. One major tip to help avoid this, is teaching your child the difference between ‘want and need’. By explaining to your child there is a big difference between “I need a drink” or “I want a toy”, you will help your child understand when it’s the right time to ask for something and, hopefully will diminish the list of requirements for you!
Is your kid nose-picker?
Deal with any allergies and dehydration issues first as these can make picking seem necessary. Teach your child to use a handkerchief or tissue, as the main problem is the spreading of germs from fingers straight to the nasal cavity.
My child can’t stop saying rude words! What do I do?
As parents we all will experience our children saying rude words, whether it is as small as be saying ‘poo’, or screaming a swear word in the middle of a supermarket. No matter the circumstance, it is our job as parents to teach the child what is acceptable language to use. When your child uses these inappropriate words you can…
1. Firmly explain this is a bad word and “we don’t use that word in this house”.
2. Set a rule that if this word is used again, there will be a punishment.
3. Ask if they understand this discussion you two have just had.