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Kspace

Plan your visit

Kspace is the Museum’s new interactive adventure game for kids.

Kspace opening hours

Kspace sessions start every 10 minutes and take 30 minutes to complete.

Kspace is open to general visitors:

  • Weekends, public holidays and ACT school holidays, with sessions starting between 9.15am and 4.00pm
  • Mondays to Fridays, with sessions starting between 12pm and 1.30pm (during school term time)

Bookings: not required for general visitors.

Cost: Free. 

More: Planning your Museum visit

School visits to Kspace

Kspace is designed for primary school students, and a range of teacher resources and student activities are available.

Kspace is open to school groups Monday to Friday during ACT term time, with:

  • Morning sessions starting at 9am and 10.30am.
  • Afternoon sessions starting at 2pm and 3.30pm.

It is important that school groups arrive ten minutes ahead of the start time.

Bookings

We recommend that school groups book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Please contact our Bookings team for visits to the Museum and Kspace.

Email bookings@nma.gov.au or call our Bookings team on 02 6208 5345.

Cost

School groups will be charged $3 per student from 29 March 2016.

Large groups

Kspace bookings can accommodate up to 60 students, with 12 students starting the experience about every 10 minutes.

However, we suggest splitting large groups into two smaller ones – ideally comprising multiples of 12. One group can visit Kspace while the other explores the Museum's galleries.

Here is a guide to how long it will take to get your group through Kspace:

Group size

Total completion time

Wait time for last 12 students

60 students

70 minutes

40 minutes

48 students

60 minutes

30 minutes

36 students

50 minutes

20 minutes

24 students

40 minutes

10 minutes

12 students

30 minutes

n/a

School visits to the Museum

Find out more about planning a school visit to the Museum, with map, coach parking details and FAQs.

The National Museum also provides a range of other education programs linked to the Australian Curriculum.

Accessibility

Kspace offers a range of options for visitors with hearing or mobility impairments. 

Augmented hearing units are available for use with our headsets or as neck loops that can be used with hearing aids.

Portable pod controllers are available for visitors in a wheelchair or with limited mobility.

Visitor access guides provide a detailed description of the experience, including storyboards for each of the eight Kspace scenes. These free, print guides are available for parents and carers, or children of reading age who are unable to hear audio instructions during the game. They are also useful for children who have learning difficulties and parents or carers who like to prepare for their visit before arriving at the Museum.

Speak with a Visitor Services Host when you arrive at Kspace about accessing these options.