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School holidays: 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 Space: Play School – What’s behind the windows?

In July 2016, children visited the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, created episodes on a scrolling TV and starred in the Museum's Play School studio.

If you weren't able to make it to the Museum in person you can design and make your own box TV at home.

A colour photo showing a two children with upraised arms in front of the three Play School windows.

Discovery Space: Museum Designer

Inspired by the National Museum’s architecture, children designed, made and drew their own museum in April 2016.

Video reflections

Continuing Culture

Children made wearable art and learnt string games, inspired by the Museum’s Encounters exhibition in January 2016.

Video reflections 


Continuing Culture photos on Flickr

Fun at home activity

Free online instructions to make a piece of wearable art

The Canberra Times

Discovery Space was proudly supported by The Canberra Times.

Find your photos

Check out the full collection of Discovery Space photos on Flickr

Fun at home

Be inspired by our earlier Discovery Space activities, with free instructions to craft your own creations at school or home.

Upcoming events

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