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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.

Past programs 

Discovery Island, July 2014

In the July 2014 Discovery Space program children got into the swing of the Torres Strait Islander gallery Lag | Meta | Aus by  exploring aspects of island life. They created their own island style headdress, danced in a virtual tropical island scene and made a woven fish to add to a colourful seascape.


See children's responses to Discovery Island

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.


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.


See children's responses to Young Masters



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.