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

Discovery Centre 1:58
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 Autumn school holiday program – The Bunyip and the Stars Date: Every weekday until 20 April 2023 Ticket information: Costs apply, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Starts 11 April 2023. Sessions: 9.30–10.30am and 11am–12pm.
Discover the legend of the bunyip as told by Adam Duncan in his book The Bunyip and the Stars. Join an expert from Mount Stromlo Observatory to learn about the stars and hear stories from the sky. Create your own constellation to take home.

Event Build a Bunyip workshop Time: 12pm–1pm Date: Friday, April 28, 2023 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Join us to celebrate the launch of The Bunyip and the Stars picture book by Adam Duncan and Paul Lalo. Explore the folklore and stories about the bunyip with Adam and make your own clay statue of a fearsome or funny bunyip to take home. For ages 3 to 6 years.

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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