Up to 5000 people are expected to experience ''electrifying
entertainment, crazy acts and live music'' during The Big Get
Together, the Otago Museum's annual family fun event,
The ''Get Together'', to be held from 11am-4pm, would offer
something for the whole family, museum marketing and
development co-ordinator Juliet Pierce said. The free
entertainment for all ages would range from ''fabulous
face-painting to explosive science shows''.
The attractions would include Wellington performers Gerry
Paul and the Elephant Tree Band and Auckland drumming group
Drumania, science shows from the University of Otago
chemistry department, theatre from Dunedin comedy group
Improsaurus and an Animal Troupe parade.
Visitors will also be able to plant free kowhai trees in
pots, and take them home to grow - thanks to backing from the
Department of Conservation's Project Gold.