Join us for creative, hands-on activities for children and families. The Museum welcomes kids and encourages exploration of our exhibitions and outdoor spaces.
Weekdays 14–18 January and 21–25 January 2019
Dress up in a toga or stola, make a Roman laurel wreath or help complete our Roman bathhouse mosaic. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings not required, but places are limited. Check out our free instructions for fun at home.
Weekdays 14–18 January and 21–25 January 2019, 10am–1pm and 2–3.30pm
Play, read or relax in our Bay Window chill-out zone or try one of the self-guided activities inspired by Ancient Rome. In the mornings watch on as our artist, Byrd, creates a cardboard chariot. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Bookings not required, but places are limited
Australia Day festival
Join us on Saturday 26 January 2019 for tours, music, dance, demonstrations, games, food and fun inspired by the First Australians gallery and our Rome exhibition. Free, though costs apply for some activities
Check our calendar for more on our regular toddler program, school holiday activities and Friends Mkids events including school holiday movies and tales for toddlers.
Learn more about getting here, parking, maps and our parents room with toilet, change table and microwave.
Discover our free how-to instructions for crafting your own creations at home. These step-by-step instructions are inspired by our family activities.
Short on time? Download and use this free one-page PDF guide to explore the Museum’s galleries and discover amazing objects, stories and experiences.
Plan your visit
Answers to frequently asked questions about visiting the Museum, what to see if you’re short on time, what you can bring into the Museum and more.
More on how to access the National Museum’s building, exhibitions and events; special tours; lifts and toilets; hearing loops, large print and tactile guides and more.
Join Mkids — for children 3 to 12 — exclusively for children in Friends membership groups, for free and discounted exhibition entry and school holiday activities.
Thanks for joining us for activities and events at the National Museum of Australia. We hope you enjoyed your experience.