School Holiday Programme: Mystery Box

15 April 2024, 10:00am - 28 April 2024, 4:00pm

INTRODUCING Aratoi's Mystery Box Challenge for the April School Holidays!

Aratoi Museum of Art and History is excited to announce its first mystery box challenge titled "A picture is worth a thousand words". 

Aratoi invites tamariki and their kaitiaki to visit during the April school holidays to view two large mystery box examples on display in the foyer and to collect their mystery box entry pack.  

Aratoi's in-house educator, Natasha Priddle, explains some of the critical thinking benefits of a Mystery Box Challenge. "It's a magical process that unfolds; from the selection of potential materials, creative play, problem-solving, engineering/construction, and my favourite part - the evolving narrative. Mystery Box Challenges introduce design and production skills related to art installation and set design (i.e. film/theatre)".

Mystery Box participants are invited to photograph their finished artwork/entry form and email it to [email protected]. A selection of entries will be celebrated on Aratoi social media pages (FB /aratoimuseum, Instagram /aratoimuseum) throughout the holidays.

Aratoi staff look forward to your visit!