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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.

Coming up

Discovery Space

Weekdays 6–17 July 2015

Sessions: 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

A toy robot.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet? What event would you like to see?

Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past!

School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space.

Robogals Canberra

Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Past programs

Play with Plays

In the April 2015 Discovery Space program children made their own toy theatre, inspired by the one in the Museum's Everitt and  George family collection.

Children also worked with puppeteer Marianne Mettes from PuppetOOdle to help her bring some of the Museum’s toy theatre stories to a bigger stage.


See children's responses to Play with Plays


Play with Plays photos from 13 to 24 April on Flickr

Carts, carriages and carousels

In the January 2015 Discovery Space program children made 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 also added their mark to a magical horsedrawn sulky carriage that has a history of transporting children to school.


See children's responses to Carts, carriages and carousels


Carts, carriages and carousels photos from 12-23 Jan on Flickr

Fun at home

Be inspired by our earlier Discovery Space programs and check out these free instructions to craft your own creations at home.

Upcoming events

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