The Te Awamutu Museum is going Batty!
Due to changing Covid levels, visitors may be a bit wary to attend events at places like the Museum. The Te Awamutu Museum has made a call to change their Tui & Tama’s Annual Halloween Party from an afternoon indoor event to a week-long Bat Trail.
“Covid is really making it difficult for families to enjoy Museum events and public programmes as we limit our visitor numbers in level 2. However, we decided a week long event, during Museum opening times, would be a better option for our locals,” said Anne Blyth, Director of Museums and Heritage.
The call came after the recent Covid briefings where it was announced Hamilton and then parts of the Waikato including the Waipā District would be in Alert Level 3 for a while. “Covid has taken a bit of fun out of the holidays for families so we thought we’d give our locals a safer option. Rather than high visitor numbers on one afternoon, families can choose their day and time to take the Tui & Tama Great Bat Trail!”
As long as we are in Alert Level 2 visitors are welcome from Saturday 23rd through to Saturday 30th October 2021 to participate in the bat trail. The Museum is open Monday to Friday from 10am – 4pm and open Saturdays and Labour Day from 10am – 2pm. You can also take advantage of the exhibitions on show – Puāwai by Oriwa Morgan-Ward and Rahapa Te Hauata display. There are also lots of virtual activities to pick up, take home and make so remember to check out the Museum website and Facebook.
The Museum takes visitor safety seriously with contract tracing, a limit on visitors and sanitise stations set up. If you’re looking for kids activities for free or with a small cost, get to the Te Awamutu Museum.