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The National Museum welcomes kids and encourages exploration of our exhibitions, outdoor spaces and online activities.

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Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre

This immersive play space for children of all abilities includes a mini makers corner. Enjoy free story time sessions during ACT term time.

Discover and Do

Designed for children aged 3 to 5 years, these programs will help develop their physical and cognitive abilities.

Event Free community day in the Discovery Centre Date: Saturday, June 3, 2023 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us to mark National Reconciliation Week with free entry to our immersive Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre for children of all abilities from birth to 6 years.

Event Discovery Centre quiet hours Time: 3.30pm–4.45pm Ticket information: Costs apply Ticket information: Book tickets

First Tuesday of the month
Explore the Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre in a quiet hours session for visitors who prefer a quieter experience. These sessions offer reduced noise and sensory experiences.

Composite image including two young girls holding hands and running, and various graphic art features.
Museum family trails

Follow one of our family trails to discover the stories behind some of the amazing objects on show at the Museum. Two self-guided family trails are available, for ages 2–5 and 5–8 years. See what you can find along the way.

Daily. Cost: $2. Available from the Information Desk

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