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Discovery Day

For Little Learners aged 2 to 5

Discovery Day for little learners

Bring a curious mind and a spirit of exploration as you discover the many and varied wonders at the museum.  Your treasure map will guide you to many exciting, interactive experiences presented by staff and special guests that will expand your idea of what a museum “treasure” can be.

Explore a magical coral reef, look for hidden objects in an ancient labyrinth, dig for artefacts, fossils and gems, learn about our rich local Aboriginal culture through music, dance and storytelling and more!

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When: Wednesday 20 May 2020
Time: 9:30am - 1:00pm
Age: Designed for ages 2-5
Cost: FREE 


What's on

The Big Dig

Level 0

Put on your archaeologist’s vest, grab some tools, dig for precious treasures, and curate your own museum display.

The Forest Floor

Level 1, Anzac Legacy Gallery Foyer
Sessions: 9:40 am, 10:20 am, 11:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:20 pm
Come and meet some live creatures from the forest floor and create your own little spider or snail to take home.

SparkLab: Little Sparks

Level 1, FREE entry 9:30 am – 1:00 pm
Be a scientist in SparkLab! Be curious and play, ask questions, and test your ideas in hands-on experiences designed especially for little learners.

Uncle Burragun Nyeumbanibah

(Uncle Boomerang’s Teaching Place)
Level 1 1/2, Theatre
Sessions: 9:45 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:15 pm
Join Uncle Boomerang (Burragun) as he shares the wonders of the rich local Aboriginal culture through music, dance and Dreamtime storytelling.

The Quiet Space

Level 2
Even intrepid adventurers can get tired, so read a book, do a puzzle or lie on the cushions until you’re ready to explore again.

Discovery Centre

Level 4
Look closely at more than 1300 objects! There’s a lot to see, from animals to archaeological artefacts, and our museum experts are there to help answer your questions about them all.

The Living Reef

Level 4
Create a sea creature, put on your diving gear, and discover the creatures in a coral reef.

The Ancient Labyrinth

Level 4
Explore a maze of hidden ancient artefacts, ball runs and blocks.

Never stop exploring!

Roam through the museum and explore all of our exhibitions. You may even discover some special pop-up activities on your travels!

Event Details

20 May 2020, 09:30 AM - 01:00 PM

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