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School holidays

Join us for creative, hands-on activities for children and their families every ACT school holidays. Book a Museum-guided activity or drop in for a free, self-guided activity, all inspired by our exhibitions.

Discovery Space: The nature collector

Monday to Thursday 10–13 April and Tuesday to Friday 18–21 April 2017

Two sessions daily: 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm

Discovery Space

Start your journey to becoming a natural historian with a short guided tour of some of the National Museum’s unique nature collections, including 19th-century seaweed albums from Tasmania and Port Phillip.

Experiment with natural materials techniques to make your own nature journal to take and use at home. You can also contribute to a collaborative artwork created by artists Julie Ryder and Mary Kayser.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free
Bookings essential: Eventbrite

Bay Window, Main Hall

Afternoon play space

10–13 April and 18–21 April 2017, 2–3.30pm

Play, read or relax in the play space or try one of the self-guided activities.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult

Bay Window, Main Hall

Fun at home

Check out our free instructions on crafting your own creations, inspired by our Discovery Space activities.

Remember your visit

Find your photo or video on our website or Flickr page

See earlier Discovery Space highlights

Medieval Space 2016 reflections

Discovery Space photos on Flickr

Play School – What’s behind the Windows?

Inspired by Happy Birthday Play School

More videos and photos

Medieval village time lapse

Make your own medieval crown or shield at home

Museum Designer

Inspired by the National Museum’s architecture

Discovery Space photos on Flickr

See our calendar for more fun activities for families and children