Kids & families

Museums are places where families learn together. Find daily and seasonal activities and events, to add to your visit experience.

Current and upcoming events

Holiday Programs - April 2018

Museum Detectives - SOLD OUT

Revealing history’s mysteries through technologies

Looking to keep kids hands and minds active these school holidays? Our popular holiday programs keep families learning together while having fun.
Museum Detectives is another unique workshops series, devised by Museum educators.

Children aged 7–12 years use toolkits, problem solving and observations to investigate objects in the lab.
Inspired by our latest exhibition, Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives, children get hands-on with detective skills, using cameras, UV light, magnifiers and x-rays to reveal hidden clues. 


9 - 13 March 2018

Session Times:

10:30-11:30 am and 12:00-1:00pm, weekdays

Daily Discoveries

Hear some amazing stories and facts as we focus on something special in the Discovery Centre. You might learn about our remarkable Australian native animals, or amazing objects and stories from our collection. Topics change regularly; you never know what you might discover.

See more things to do for kids and families or check out our events calendar for our full range of events and activities.

 Discovery Centre


Download or get hands-on with our resources suitable for schools, community groups, kids, families and adults.
Includes objects for loan, online activities, games, school resources, hands on activities and fact sheets.

Enhancing young children's museum experiences

This manual, designed for Museum staff, may be of interest to parents of young children.

Enhancing Young Children's Museum Experiences: A Manual for Museum Staff  (3442 KB) pdf document icon