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Discovery Space 2013

Board games and Battleships

Young visitors had fun playing Battleships and making their own board games in our Discovery Space in the October 2013 school holidays.

They were inspired by two 100-year-old board games in the Glorious Days: Australia 1913 exhibition, including one marking the arrival of the Australian naval fleet.

Reflections

See children's responses to Board games and Battleships.

Photos

Check out the Discovery Space photos on Flickr

Fun at home activity

Try and make your own board game at home

Video

See video highlights of visitors playing the Battleships game.

 

A young girl holding a picture of a battleship.
Photo: Jason McCarthy.

Rock stories

Children in the July 2013 Discovery Space were inspired by the Warakurna exhibition to tell their stories by using chalk pens to draw on rocks.

Photos

Check out the Discovery Space photos on Flickr

Fun at home activity

Create your own collection of rock stories

Videos

Some of the kids shared these stories with us and their videos are below.

Reflections

 

Bunting, badges and bowties

During the autumn 2013 holidays we asked young visitors to imagine what life would have been like 100 years ago.

Inspired by the exhibition Glorious Days: Australia 1913, we blended the 'old' with the 'you' and created costume accessories from 1913, including an old-fashioned hat and badge. Once dressed to impress, we transported our visitors back in time for a vintage photo!

Photos

Check out the Discovery Space photos on Flickr

Fun at home activity

Make a glorious 1913-style hat

Reflections

 

Raft craft

During the 2013 summer school holidays, children and their families were inspired by the amazing Tasmanian bark canoe in the Discovery Space. After learning how the canoe was made, they designed their very own small-scale raft using bamboo and twine and had their photos taken with a tropical background.

Photos

Check out the Discovery Space photos on Flickr

Fun at home activity

Construct a raft from found materials