1. Dress-up and role-play a variety of emergency workers
  2. Use real life equipment to learn about home fire safety
  3. Scan your finger at the Police Station to see your fingerprint up close
  4. See how quickly water can rise in floods and learn the phonetic alphabet at the SES station
  5. Climb inside the ambulance, practice your bandaging technique or lie down on the stretcher bed

Little ones will be intrigued by the lights and sounds, and have fun exploring. Young ones will enjoy dressing up and role-playing. Older children will learn the different safety messages and understand their importance. Adults (we haven’t forgotten you) can enjoy playing with your children and be taken on the imaginative journey, while picking up practical tips to keep your family safe

Learn through play

Allowing children and adults to role-play as these vital members of our community and learn how to stay safe in an emergency. The Experience aims to build confidence in children if they need to make a triple zero call and to not be afraid of the emergency services. Children will have to learn to share and take turns in the different areas.

Backed by research

Built in consultation directly with emergency services, the true-to-life Experience focuses on immersing children through play, while still delivering important emergency messages.

Experiences

Emergency! Emergency!

Police, Fire, Ambulance, SES – you get to be the hero!

Antarctic Research Vessel

Climb aboard and take the helm of a research vessel on its way to Antarctica.

Tummy Tour

Crawl through the mouth and find out would be like to be a piece of food travelling through the digestive system.

The Campsite

Come on a camping trip in the Australian bush, complete with model campfire.

Bricks & Clicks

Build your own mini world and stop-motion movie with thousands of LEGO® bricks.

Crawlers’ Beach

A safe-haven of sensory discovery for children two and under with its own jetty.

The Dig

Treasures lay buried waiting to be found. Throw on a vest, grab some tools and start your exploration.

The Cave

Grab a torch and explore the tunnels and nooks. You may even spot some of the cave’s inhabitants.

Construction

Gear up with a hi-vis vest and tool belt, we’re looking for builders who are ready to help construct our tiny home.

Marketplace

Take a trolley for a spin and collect your shopping before you start cooking in our Critter Café.

CreARTivity

Unleash your creativity and be inspired to paint, draw, write and sculpt with daily art activities.

Lights, Sound, Action

The stage is yours! Express yourself with costumes, backdrops and lighting.

Discovery Garden

Step outside and explore our natural wonderland – an oasis that will excite all your senses.

Book Nook

Cosy up with a good book in our peaceful reading space. Come along for daily Storytime readings.

Puzzle Room

Step inside a room filled with puzzling games and challenges just waiting to be solved.

Trains

All aboard the Critter Express! Shovel coal to fuel the engine or control a model train around its miniature world.

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

$50

1 Adult + any Children
under 12 months

Discover for 2

$100

2 people
1 Adult + 1 Child

Discover more

$30

Add more people for $30pp
Max. 8 per membership

Transferable pass

$50

Add a pass to a membership that can be used by anyone

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We love collaborating with groups who share our passion for play. You can become a sponsor today or work with us to create a whole new experience.

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