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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.

Museum maestros, April 2014

You’ll find musical instruments made out of everyday materials in the Journeys gallery such as the dàn tre.

A young boy with a musical instrument.

Come along to the April Discovery Space and make and play your own musical instrument using recycled materials. Then visit the Musical Garden of Australian Dreams where specially created interactive exhibits will tempt your musical curiosity.

Museum maestros
14–17 and 22–24 April
10am – 1pm
Drop in activity, donations welcome

Musical garden
14–27 April
9am – 5pm
Free

Video highlights

Highlights from the Museum maestros program, with children making and playing musical instruments crafted from everyday materials.

Participants became part of the Museum’s  orchestra with Matthew Armstrong from Drummers not Plumbers, and tempted their musical curiosity playing specially created, recycled musical instruments in the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Fun at home

Be inspired by our Discovery Space school holiday program, download our activity sheets and make your own musical instrument at home.

Past programs

Check out photos, videos and feedback from our other past Discovery Space programs

Young Masters, January 2014

Inspired by the Old Masters exhibition children had fun creating collage masterpieces and documenting their journeys, histories and family stories in our Discovery Space during the January 2014 school holidays.

Reflections

See children's responses to Young Masters

Photos

Check out the Young Masters photos on Flickr

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Upcoming events

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