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School holidays: Discovery Space

Come 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.

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Discovery Space: Medieval Space

27–30 September and 4–7 October 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30am and 11.30am – 1pm

Go back in time and imagine life in the Middle Ages by helping to build a castle and making your own medieval headgear to take home.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum

Cost: $10 child, free for children on Friends full membership

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and accompanying adults entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your ticket at the Information Desk for a discount on the day of your booking.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential at Eventbrite

Afternoon play space

27–30 September and 4–7 October 2016, 2–3.30pm
Weekdays 9–20 January 2017, 2–3.30pm 

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity linked to A History of the World in 100 Objects.

Children must be accompanied by an adult
Bay Window


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

In July 2016, children visited the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition and created their own episodes on a scrolling TV. 

Try our free 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.