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Warren Williams
Warren H Williams

NAIDOC festival day

Sunday 5 July 2015, 11:00am to 3:00pm

Come celebrate NAIDOC day at the National Museum of Australia with a variety of craft, installations, tours, film, entertainment, exhibitions and activities for the whole family. Special guest appearance by much loved Indigenous identity and performer Warren H Williams.

View the program for NAIDOC festival day

Free
No booking necessary

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Monday 6 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

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Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Tuesday 7 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University..

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Thursday 9 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Friday 10 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Monday 13 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Matthew Higgins in the high country.
Matthew Higgins

Ainslie to Kossie: Window on a wonder wander

Tuesday 14 July 2015, 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Join Matthew Higgins, Canberra historian, author, photographer, documentary maker and cross-country skier as he takes you on a journey of discovery through the high country.

More on Ainslie to Kossie

Free
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website
Visions Theatre

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Wednesday 15 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Thursday 16 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Kspace robot
Kspace robot

Discovery Space, 10–11am, 11am – 12 noon, 12–1pm

Friday 17 July 2015, 10:00am to 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE there are three separate one-hour sessions.

Would you like to travel back in time? Who would you like to meet?  What event would you like to see? Opening soon, the redeveloped Kspace transforms visitors into time-travelling robots and blasts them back to one of eight mystery locations in Australia's past! School holiday visitors can get ready for the reopening of Kspace by making a time machine or robot in the Discovery Space. Also, participate in a robotics workshop with the amazing Robogals from the Australian National University.

Weekdays 6–17 July
Cost: $3 children, adults free, child on Friends full membership free.
Buy session tickets on the day at the Information Desk.

More on Discovery Space

Landmark women

Friday 17 July 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

Night at the Museum: Mystery

Night at the Museum: Mystery

Friday 31 July 2015, 6:00pm to 9:30pm

How do you deal with the unexplained, the strange and perplexing? How can you find out what really happened? What if questions remain? Things aren’t always what they seem after dark at the Museum. Come and experience a night of mystery, art, DJs, bars, talks and the unexpected.

Wear a mask. Be intrigued. Share a secret. Find the truth.

Over-18s only
Cost: $10. Free entry for Museum Friends Full Members.
More information including ticket details

 

A colour photograph of a woman and a girl.

Get messy with Grandma or Grandpa

Wednesday 5 August 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Art and craft activities especially for preschool-aged children and their grandparents.

Cost: $10 family and Essential members, $5 Friends (full members; full concession members free). Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours)
Garden Room

A black and white photo of spectators at the 1917 conscription referendum campaign in Collins Street, Melbourne.

Life on the Home Front: Symposium

Friday 7 August 2015, 10:30am to 4:30pm

Join eminent speakers as they discuss the Australian home front experience during the First World War. Explore people's choices, opportunities and challenges in a time of heightened emotions. Were people united or divided? Were there pressures on people to raise money for the war, and on opponents of the war to keep quiet? What was the response to internment camps? What happened to families when soldiers came home?

Cost: $15 general entry; $10 concession; free for Museum Friends Full Members (lunch and afternoon tea provided)
Bookings essential, through the Eventbrite website

More information is available on The Home Front exhibition website

Pictured right: 1917 conscription referendum campaign, Melbourne. Australian War Memorial, J000336.

Landmark women

Friday 21 August 2015, 10:00am to 12:00pm

Museum Friends program

Landmark women celebrates the lives and passions of distinguished women living and working in Canberra.

Cost: $10 non-members and Essentials; $5 full Friends members; full concession members free. Includes refreshments.
Bookings essential by email bookings@nma.gov.au or phone (02) 6208 5021 (business hours).
Visions Theatre and Friends Lounge

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