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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: History of you

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017

Two sessions daily:

10–11.30am and 11.30am – 1pm


A young boy.

Inspired by the exhibition A History of the World in 100 Objects, think about yourself in the world and make your own time capsule with a small soap carving, identity badge and a photo of you on the day.

Bring along: a small, special object (less than A4 size) to sketch. Objects tell a lot about ourselves and the times in which we live and drawing objects can help us understand the world around us.

You’ll learn some cool techniques on how to draw your object with artist and educator Naomi Zouwer.

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
Cost: $10 child, children on Friends full membership free

Your Discovery Space ticket also entitles children to half-price exhibition entry ($4) and two accompanying adults per child entry at the concession rate ($15). Show your Discovery Space ticket at the Information Desk to gain this discount on the day.

Bookings essential: Eventbrite
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Afternoon play space

Weekdays 9–20 January 2017, 2–3.30pm

Play, read, relax or try a self-guided activity. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Free
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Fun at home

Make your own time capsule at school or home

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