Blast off with Kspace
Kspace is the National Museum's interactive adventure game for kids. Designed for children aged 5 to 12, it’s fun for children and adults alike. Kspace takes about 30 minutes to complete.
Please note that entry times may change so check the Plan your visit page for updates.
How does it work?
Kspace is a three-stage experience and up to 12 visitors can take part in each stage. Visitors start their adventure in the Design Station where they use touchscreens to create a time-travelling robot. They then enter a Time Pod where they are blasted back to a mystery location, such as the Victorian goldfields of 1854 or Sydney in the 1930s when the Harbour Bridge was being built.
Visitors then use their robots to explore the location and collect points before teaming up with others as one big robot to complete a mission unique to that time and place.
At the end of the adventure, visitors move to the Cool-down area to reflect on the experience, learn more about the location visited and send home a postcard.
Kspace is a team game, ideally played in teams of four people (three teams per stage). However, you can play with fewer than that. So, come as a group, make new friends on the day, or even go solo if Kspace is quiet.
This video shows you what it's like to play Kspace as well as some of the locations you might visit:
Kspace took about three years to develop from scoping to commissioning. It was produced by a team of museum, multimedia, design and construction professionals. See the production credits.
Read more about the making of Kspace on our Engage and Learn blog.
The original Kspace was a very popular attraction for our young visitors. It opened with the Museum in 2001, and in June 2014 was closed to make way for a brand new experience that will be relevant to a new generation of Museum visitors.
Kspace won the MAGNA Interpretation, Learning and Audience Engagement Award at the Museums Australasia conference in Auckland on 18 May 2016. The MAGNAs recognise excellent work nationally in the categories of exhibition, public programs and sustainability projects.
It also won a silver MUSE Award in the Multimedia Installations category at the 2016 American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on 26 May 2016. The MUSE awards recognise outstanding achievement in media and technology programs by galleries, libraries, archives and museums around the world.