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

School holiday programs

Event Platypus Stories Date: Every weekday until 6 October 2023 Ticket information: Costs apply, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

From Thur 28 Sept (excludes Mon 2 Oct public holiday). Sessions: 10–11.30am and 12.30–2pm 
Dive into Australia’s waterscapes and explore the hidden world of the platypus, one of Australia’s most iconic and elusive native animals. In this workshop, you will visit the platypus exhibit in the Great Southern Land gallery, then capture the platypus and their world in your own unique work of art.

Event Free community day in the Discovery Centre Date: Sunday, October 15, 2023 Ticket information: Free, bookings essential Ticket information: Book tickets

Celebrate the launch of Living on the Edge at our River Country Community Day. Enjoy free entry to the Discovery Centre.


25 Oct 23, costs apply Discover and Do
22 Oct 23, costs apply Talented tales

Discovery Centre

The Tim and Gina Fairfax Discovery Centre is an immersive play space for children of all abilities from birth to 6 years. Enjoy free daily activities in the mini makers corner and story time sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays during ACT term time.

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