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may, 2023

15may9.00am1.00pmHip, hip hooray it's our 8th birthday!We are turning 89.00am - 1.00pm Type:EventEntry:Free after entry

Event Details

It’s been 8 years since we first opened our doors and welcomed you inside to experience the power of PLAY!

Come and join us for a full-filled day planned specially to coincide with International Day of Families, Monday 15 May (9am – 1pm) as we celebrate our 8th birthday with special activities, shows and workshops, all FREE after entry!

WHAT’S ON!

  • CreARTivity | 9:30am – 10:45am and 12;00pm to 1:00pm  | Can you design your own birthday badge that captures why you love the Discovery Space? Join our Educators in creARTivity to plan, create and make your own badge (don’t forget to take it home!)
  • What’s in the (birthday!) box? Join our Educators in the The Pod for open-ended play using HUNDREDS of cardboard boxes, inspired by the book ‘What to do with a Box’ by Jane Yolen. Is it a library, a palace, a robot or locked with a magical key? Childrens’ agency is at the forefront in this program where they control their physical play environment.
    • Session 1: 9:30am to 10:15
    • Session 2: 10:30am to 11:15
    • Session 3: 11:30am to 12:15 
  • STEAM Team | 11:30am – 12:30pm | Work together with your family in this STEAM challenge to design, make and test your very own flying machine in the Circle Garden.
  • Storytime | 11am | Join us as we read ‘The Gift of Nothing’ by Patrick McDonnell, that focuses on the most important gifts we can give each other – particularly on International Day of Families!

SPECIAL GUEST WORKSHOPS!

  • AT_Culture are dedicated to teaching children about the beautiful Aboriginal culture through interactive, sensory based and age appropriate activities. These include ochre making, art, language, artefact discussion and demonstration, and Aboriginal dance and music. These dance and art programs are specifically targeted at children birth to 8 years old!
  • AT_Culture Workshop: Dance in Playful Learning Space | 10am
  • AT_Culture Workshop: Art making in creARTivity | 11am
  • UOW EARLY YEARS STUDENTS – POP UP PROGRAMS! In collaboration with UOW Early Years Academics, Bachelor of Education – The Early Years students will be delivering hands-on, play-based programs in our newest Experience – The Bakery! Join the students as they explore early childhood Science and Maths concepts through making (and baking!) throughout the day!

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL (EVEN FOR MEMBERS)!

Discovery Space activities, shows and workshops have capacity limits in place to ensure the safety and well being of all our visitors, staff and community. Bookings are not required and participation will be subject to availability at the time of the activity, show or workshop. Please listen out for our Discovery Space announcements or speak with our friendly team on the event day.

Time

(Monday) 9.00am - 1.00pm

Suggested Ages

All ages

Price

General entry applies for visitors. FREE for Members.

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