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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: Wheelie fun!

One week only

3–7 July
Two sessions daily: 10–11.30am and 11.30am–1pm


Three children on bicycles and wearing goggles
Photo: Jillian Rigby. © Museum Victoria.

Ride your bike to the National Museum these July school holidays and help us design a bike friendly city.

Take a tour of the Freewheeling exhibition then design and make some bike accessories to take home.

Cost: $10 per child, free for Mkids (children on Friends full membership). Join Friends

Bookings essential: Eventbrite

All ages, children must be accompanied by an adult
There are bike racks near our main entrance

Afternoon play space

Weekdays 3–7 July, 2–3.30pm

Play, read or relax in our Bay Window play space.

Curl up with a book or try one of the self-guided activities connected to Freewheeling.

Free
All ages

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