Junior Caretaker's Day 2021

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Thanks to support from the Jane Goodall Institute and Roots and Shoots the Museum of Fire excited to share this special and unique opportunity. 

Development is happening all around us and Penrith is no different. Recent years have seen the green spaces around the Museum disappear but here on site we are lucky enough to still have extensive grounds where children can play and explore with a "green sanctuary" developing here. This program will reintroduce children to the local environment and take them outside, away from all screens.

In this special program participating children will be taught how to garden from scratch and will be encouraged to get their hands dirty! They will help to establish a new garden in the Museum grounds that participants will be invited back to help care for in the future.

All participating children will also receive a plant that they can take home to care for themselves.

How to book: SOLD OUT FOR 2021 Call 02 4731 3000 or email the registration form (link below) to mail@museumoffire.com.au

Cost: FREE*

*Admission into the Museum is permitted for children who take part in this program. Any other family members or friends who do not participate in the program but would like to visit the Museum on the day will need to pay the usual admission fees.

On the day of this program fire engine rides will be available for $3 per person.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. This is a FREE event for children aged 5-10 years.

  2. The event will run from 10:30am – 12:30pm. Parents will need to drop off children by 10:20am and pick-up children at 12:30pm sharp.

  3. Only children with a signed permission form will be allowed to participate.

  4. Admission into the Museum is permitted for children who take part in this program. Any other family members or friends who do not participate in the program but would like to visit the Museum on the day will need to pay the usual admission fees.

  5. The spaces available for this program are limited. Priority will be given to children that hold museum membership.

  6. All children should bring a hat, sunscreen, and bottle of water.

  7. No food will be provided.

  8. Photographs of the program will be shared by the Museum, the Jane Goodall Foundation, and other agencies. As such all children are required to have a media release form signed prior to participating in the event. If you have any concerns or issues with this, please speak to one of the Museum’s team.

Click here for permission form