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may, 2024

19may9.00am3.30pmHip, hip hooray it's our 9th birthday!We are turning 9!9.00am - 3.30pm Type:EventEntry:Free after entry

Event Details

 

It’s been 9 years since we first opened our doors and welcomed you inside to experience the power of PLAY!

Come celebrate our birthday with us, with a fun full-filled day planned specially to coincide with International Day of Families which occurs on Wednesday 15 May! Special guests, workshops and experiences on the day are all FREE after entry paid to Discovery Space (and of course, free for our members!) PLUS we will be offering 15% off any new Memberships purchased on the day!

 

WHAT’S ON!

  • CreARTivity | 9:30am – 11:30am and 1:00pm to 3:00pm | 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!)
    • Where: creARTivity
  • Storytime | 12pm | Join us as we read ‘The Gift of Nothing’ by Patrick McDonnell, that focuses on the most important gifts we can give each other!
    • Where: Circle Garden
  • Discovery Activity | 10:30pm | Join our team in the STEAM Room for open-ended play using cardboard boxes, inspired by the book ‘What to do with a Box’ by Jane Yolen. Is it a library, a palace, a robot or something entirely new? Childrens’ agency is at the forefront in this program where they control their physical play environment.
    • Where: STEAM Room

 

SPECIAL GUESTS!

  • Life Rhythms Music Experience – Presented by Wollongong Conservatorium | 11am – 11:45 | Join Kaija in our Interactive Learning Space as she delivers a playful music experience, where children develop a sense of expression and are encouraged to become aware of their natural environment through games, percussion, singing and movement! Learn more about the workshop here. 
    • Where: Interactive Learning Space
  • Coding for Kids – Presented by UOW Science Space | 12pm to 3pm | Join the team from UOW’s Science Space for drop-in coding experiences in our STEAM room!
    • Where: STEAM Room
  • Circus Play – Presented by Milk Crate Circus – | 9am to 2pm | Come share in the magic of the circus, learning new skills. Learn more about this activity here.
    • Where: The Pod

 

BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL (EVEN FOR MEMBERS)!

All workshops and experiences on the day 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 or experience. Please listen out for our Discovery Space announcements or speak with our friendly team on the event day.

Plan your day using the event map below, or download the event map here!

Time

(Sunday) 9.00am - 3.30pm

Suggested Ages

All ages

Price

General entry applies for visitors. FREE for Members.

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