Early Start Discovery Space is the perfect destination for your next school excursion. We are dedicated to learning through play and feature appropriate, purpose-designed activities that inspire imagination and ignite a love of learning. All Experience Lessons within a Guided Excursion are mapped to the Early Years Learning Framework and NSW Board of Studies K-6 Syllabus.

We also invite Vacation Care and Home School visits as well as Exploring Early Childhood Studies classes.

For further information please email [email protected] or call 02 4221 3777.

Self-guided Tour

Your group will spend two hours independently exploring Early Start Discovery Space. You will be briefed by a Discovery Space Educator and supported with materials, including a map outlining our schedule to ensure you maximise your time across all of our experiences.

Dinosaur Dig

The Dinosaur Dig Experience Lesson includes the following activities:

  1. Dinosaur Dig: Children become mini palaeontologists as they explore dinosaur fossils in our hands-on dig. Children will learn all about dinosaur behaviours, diets and habitats.
  2. Move Like A Dinosaur: Children are engaged in active role play as they become dinosaurs and create their own dinosaur walking track to take back to school.

Curriculum Links
Early Year Learning Framework: Outcome 1, 2, 4 and 5

Garden Explorers


The Garden Explorers Experience Lesson includes the following activities:

  1. Plant Protectors: Children explore the importance of sustainability and the environment by participating in a garden adventure and searching for a variety of plant and animal life.
  2. Watch Me Grow: Children role play the different natural life found in a garden and create their own garden-inspired artworks.

Curriculum Links
Early Year Learning Framework: Outcome 1, 2, 4 and 5

Where's the Bear


Where’s the Bear Experience Lesson includes the following activities:

  1. Story Telling: Children participate in an interactive story telling session, using instruments and expressive movement to retell a classic story.
  2. Teddy Bear Hunt: Children use their imaginations to create a range of ‘clue finders’. Using their creations children follow a set of clues which will lead them to the Discovery Space Teddy Bear.

Curriculum Links
Early Years Learning Framework: Outcomes 1, 4 and 5

Self-Guided Excursion

Child in cave

Your group will spend two hours independently exploring Early Start Discovery Space. You will be briefed by a Discovery Space Educator and supported with materials, including a map outlining our schedule to ensure you maximise your time across all of our experiences.

Bricks & Clicks – Science

Children playing with LEGO

Students participate in a hands-on engineering activity, creating and designing LEGO brick boats that float. Working in small collaborative groups children develop their problem solving skills while exploring the concepts of floating and sinking.

The Dig – History

Child measuring artefact

Students explore Australian history by searching for Australian cultural artefacts, ranging from before European arrival to the present day. Students develop their historical inquiry skills by recording their finds, regarding them with a critical eye and placing them on a timeline of Australian history.

Tummy Tour – PDHPE

Students explore the importance of healthy living through an immersive tour of the human digestive system. Students transform into food particles and explore the effects of different food choices in the body.

Trains – Geography

Children on trains

Students will explore the concepts of community and place by participating in a train trip around Early Start Discovery Space. Using their understanding of how places are represented in the Discovery Space, children will work in collaborative groups to make their own community map.

Book Nook – English

Children finding clues

Students enter the world of Roald Dahl’s The BFG in this imaginative and interactive experience. Stepping into the BFG’s giant shoes, students find and capture dreams, make stories and play with pictures and words to ‘gobblefunk’ their own quirky characters.

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