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
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
Be inspired and create your own island style headdress at home.
Check out the Discovery Island photos on Flickr.
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.
See children's responses to Museum Maestros and hear them play their musical instruments.
See visitors making and playing musical instruments at the Museum.
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.
See children's responses to Young Masters
Photospast 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.
Visit our online calendar for the full range of fun activities for families and children.