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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.

Discovery Island, July 2014

A young visitor wearing an island style headdress and standing in front of an image of the Torres Strait. Photo: George Serras.

Get into the swing of our new Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag, Meta, Aus by exploring aspects of island life.

Children can create their own island style headdress, dance in a virtual tropical island scene and make a woven fish to add to our colourful seascape.

Drop-in activities, no bookings necessary
Weekdays 7–18 July
10am – 1pm, The Hall
Donations welcome

Past programs

Museum Maestros, April 2014  

Children made and played musical instruments crafted from everyday materials in our Discovery Space during the school holidays. The maestros were inspired by musical objects from the Museum’s Journeys gallery, including the dàn tre.

Participants joined the Museum’s orchestra, led by Matthew Armstrong from Drummers not Plumbers, and tempted their musical curiosity by playing recycled musical instruments in the Garden of Australian Dreams.

Reflections

See children's responses to Museum Maestros and hear them play their musical instruments.


Highlights

See visitors making and playing musical instruments at the Museum.

Photos

Check out the Musical Maestros photos on Flickr

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

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

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.