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School holidays: Discovery Space

Join our Discovery Space school holidays activities. Have fun creating your own take-home craft piece inspired by our exhibitions or join a group activity.


Discovery Space: Medieval Space

27–30 September and 4–7 October 2016

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Museum, children went back to the Middle Ages to build a castle and to create their medieval headgear and shields.

Two children in medieval costumes.

Play School – What’s behind the Windows?

Children helped us celebrate 50 years of Play School in July 2016. They shared their favourite songs and stories in our Play School studio and made their own episodes on box TVs.

Video reflections

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 FlickrFun at home activity

Free online instructions to make a piece of wearable artThe 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.