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School holiday program: Discovery Space

Drop in to our Discovery Space program during the school holidays. Have fun creating your own take home piece inspired by our exhibitions, or join in our group activities.

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Carts, carriages and carousels

Discovery Space: Carts, carriages and carousels

Children can make their own hobbyhorse or horsedrawn toy cart, inspired by the toys on show in the Spirited: Australia's Horse Story exhibition, and the wonderful variety of horsedrawn vehicles at the Museum.

Kids can also add their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.

Adults free, children $3 (free for Museum Friends full members only)
Bookings essential; buy your ticket on the day at the Information Desk
Weekdays 12 to 23 January 2015
Sessions: 10–11am; 11am–12pm; 12–1pm, The Hall

If you can't make it to the Museum in person check out these instructions and get creative at home:

A white pull horse.
White pull horse. National Museum of Australia.

Film screening of 'The Man from Snowy River' (PG)

Tuesday 20 January 2015, 2.30pm to 4.10pm

Escape the summer heat and enjoy this classic Australian 1982 film inspired by the Banjo Paterson poem of the same name.

Cost: $5 per person

Book online through the Eventbrite website

Fun at home

Be inspired by our Discovery Space school holiday program, download our activity sheets and craft your own creations at home.

Upcoming events

Visit our online calendar for the full range of fun activities for families and children.