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two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Monday 4 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Monday 4 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Monday 4 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Monday 4 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

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two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Tuesday 5 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

Artist-in-residence Sid Bruce Short Joe

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 10:00am to 2:30pm

Join Sid Bruce Short Joe from Pormpuraaw Arts and Cultural Centre, Cape York, as he shares the story behind his ghost net sculptures, created from abandoned fishing lines and nets.

Main Hall

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two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Wednesday 6 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

a double outrigger canoe

Open Collections guided tour

Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:00am to 10:30am

Go behind the scenes and join a curator from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples team for a special guided tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in our Open Collections area.

Free

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a double outrigger canoe

Open Collections guided tour

Thursday 7 July 2016, 10:30am to 11:00am

Go behind the scenes and join a curator from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples team for a special guided tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in our Open Collections area.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

a double outrigger canoe

Open Collections guided tour

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:00am to 11:30am

Go behind the scenes and join a curator from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples team for a special guided tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in our Open Collections area.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

a double outrigger canoe

Open Collections guided tour

Thursday 7 July 2016, 11:30am to 12:00pm

Go behind the scenes and join a curator from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples team for a special guided tour of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander objects in our Open Collections area.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

Bay Window play space

Thursday 7 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Thursday 7 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Friday 8 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Friday 8 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Friday 8 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Friday 8 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Saturday 9 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

glazed stoneware pot covered with Indigenous artwork

Gallery of First Australians guided tour

Sunday 10 July 2016, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Join one of our hosts for a tour of the Gallery of First Australians, which explores diverse histories and cultures from the deep past to the present.

Free

More on NAIDOC Week

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Monday 11 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Monday 11 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Monday 11 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Tuesday 12 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Tuesday 12 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Tuesday 12 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Wednesday 13 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Thursday 14 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Thursday 14 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Thursday 14 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Friday 15 July 2016, 10:00am to 11:30am

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

two brightly dressed children sitting on a floor with their legs crossed and their arms stretched up above their heads. Behind them are three white, differently shaped window props.

Discovery Space: Play School - What's behind the Windows

Friday 15 July 2016, 11:30am to 1:00pm

Be a Play School scriptwriter and presenter behind the Museum's amazing windows! Tour the Happy Birthday Play School exhibition, create your own episode on a scrolling TV to take home, play in our cubby and story space, and star in our Play School studio.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30 am and 11.30 am – 1pm
Cost: $10 child aged 5+, $5 child under-5, free for children on Friends full membership
Limited places and children must be accompanied by an adult
Bookings essential on the Eventbrite website
Main Hall

Bay Window play space

Friday 15 July 2016, 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Play, read or relax in our colourful Bay Window play space. Curl up with a book or try one of the drawing or self-guided activities.

Weekdays Monday 4 July – Friday 15 July 2016
2–3.30pm, free, all ages
Main Hall

Great Big Adventure Festival

Sunday 17 July 2016, 10:00am to 2:00pm

Come and celebrate Play School’s 50th birthday and enjoy Museum adventures, puppets, craft activities, dress-ups, tea parties, toys and a special story time with Play School presenters Teo and Emma. 

Free (some activities have a small charge)
The day's program repeats 10am to noon and noon to 2pm
All ages