Kids & families

Families at the Museum Exploring animals at the Museum

Come along to the Museum for fun activities and events for kids and families.

Current and upcoming events 

Holiday Programs - January 2018

Gladiator School

You may be out of the classroom - but don't miss out on your chance to enroll in this unique school for ages 7 -12!
Welcome to the Ludus Magnus, the largest and finest Gladiator school in Ancient Rome. Here you will undergo training to become a Gladiator! Construct your own helmet, develop your combat moves before taking up your shield and sword and entering a packed Colosseum for one last photo opportunity.

8 - 12, 15 - 19 January 2018
Session Times:
10:00am -11:30am and 12:30pm - 2:00pm

All children must be accompanied by an adult (accompanying adults are free of charge).

Bookings available soon via QTIX.

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.


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