Shhhh. Come inside the secluded Book Nook and discover your inner storyteller in our quiet reading space.

Do you want to go on a bear hunt? Maybe you want to try some eggs and ham?!

Our Book Nook is the perfect place to escape the noise, cuddle up with a book and transport yourselves to a whole new world.

Choose a book or 10 from our mini library of thoughtfully curated books from Australian and international authors. You can even get creative and use the magnetic wall to tell your own stories.

Interactive story time sessions are run daily.

You will also find cosy little reading pods throughout the Discovery Space just waiting for a story to be told.

Learn through play

Sharing a book not only promotes children’s imagination and literacy skills, it also helps build strong relationships between the reader and child as you share the experience of the space.

Backed by research

Researchers from our Family Learning and Interaction theme at Early Start promote reading as one of the most powerful things you can do with a child to develop their vocabulary, early literacy skills, cognitive ability and even numeracy.

The benefits go far beyond the words on the page.

Plan Your Visit

Ready to explore more than 14 experiences? Plan your visit now to get the most out of your trip to Early Start Discovery Space.

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First Year of Life


1 Adult + any Children
under 12 months

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2 people
1 Adult + 1 Child

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