Sip and Science Class: DIY Terrariums

Learn how to make a terrarium and discover the science inside this microclimate!

1.5 hours Class size 1 to 30 (public classes), 2 to 300

label $60 - $90 (or 4 payments of $15 - $22.50 Afterpay)
($60 for Junior Scientist : aged 15-18, $90 for Adult. $150 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

Love terrariums and want to learn more about the cool science behind them? Join Sciren in Adelaide and learn how to make your own as you sip on your favourite BYO wine or juices!

In this terrarium making class, you will learn all about growing plants in small and large glass vases from an expert gardener and scientist.

Not only will you learn how to nurture and care for your plant, but you'll also learn the step by step process to create one or two of your own terrariums to take home!

Bring along a bottle of your favourite wine and some nibbles to fuel your green thumb as you get creative in this class.

We are sustainably focused at Sciren. The majority of our glassware is upcycled or recycled, usually purchased at Op shops. Have a glass vase you want to use? Bring it along - you might walk away with two terrariums!

Knowledge required
Absolute beginners welcome!
What you'll get
  • Guidance from an expert.
  • Your own terrarium to take home!
  • Your own science lab/garden notebook to keep and track your plant's developments (if junior or child. Adults will receive the guide leaflet)
  • Plants, soils, glassware all supplied, valued at $40. 2-3 plants is a typical build for adults (one for children)
What to bring
BYO snacks and drinks.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday, hens party or bucks party.

This is a fun indoor activity, suitable for adults, and kids (minimum 15 years old). An adult must accompany any attending kids, and must pay for a separate ticket.

This would also be a lovely gift for her or gift for mum.

Sciren is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

We follow all advice from SA Health and the South Australian Government in all regards to COVID safe practices. Our utensils are cleaned, sanitised and where possible sterilised.

We encourage our guests to double vaccinate, and if you have queries or concerns, let us know and we'll translate the science for you- after all, that's what we do!

ThincLab Waite - ThincLab, Waite Campus, Hannaford, Urrbrae SA

Your teacher can also travel within 20 kms of Urrbrae for private classes

Your teacher

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Sciren offers science-based workshops by teaching science 'secretly' while we craft and chat. We want everyone to understand science, sometimes the science needs translating. We use craft and hands-on workshops to help you learn.

As a plant biotechnologist, I've gone through the education system to find I needed better ways to learn. I kept seeing crafty hobbies as distractions to my learning. Until I realised they were the perfect vehicle to my learning. Making jam - learn about plant cell walls and pectin. Making a terrarium - learn about greenhouse food production and climate change... it's so much more fun being immersed in learning this way!

We'll help you understand the world we live in by using our passion and knowledge, while we chat and have fun.


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Kristal Reyes Nov 2021

I had my birthday party during this class and couldn't think of anything better. All my guests left the room feeling happy because they created something immensely valuable with the help of the teachers. Also with the knowledge and responsibility of looking after a living organism.
100% recommend this class to anyone :D

Terrarium workshop review by Kristal Reyes

Kevin Carroll Oct 2021

Bianca, our instructor, was very knowledgeable and passionate about sustainability, science and making it accessible. She shared great tips not only for building and maintaining a terrarium, but also for creatively engaging and teaching kids about plants. We really enjoyed the workshop!

Marianne Kieboom Oct 2021

Bianca was greateveryone should meet her,fun informative,generous
All the materials supplied were varied and plentiful.
A pleasant course.
(Thanks Bianca)

Monjurul Alam Oct 2021

It was so much fin. Bianca is great. She explained the science behind the terrarium and took us through building our own terrarium. Fantastic experience.

Sip and Science Class: DIY Terrariums review by Monjurul Alam

Ann Wu Aug 2021

Thank you! We had a wonderful time making terrariums in the beautiful grounds of Waite campus. Very fun and informative workshop.

Laurie-Anne Smith Jun 2021

Easy to find as I'm from the other side of town. Bianca's manner was both cheerful,informative and fun. The class was also knowledgeable on many levels, so it wasn't just putting plants in a container and not learning anything about the plants, ecosystem, and environment and environmental knowledge about sustainability. Loved my plants and the items to construct my Terrarium. Many thanks Bianca. Looking forward to my next Class in July making a Kokedama. Back to Class Bento to look for more things to do.
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