What's on: Kidspace for Under 5s

A free mini-museum for preschoolers to explore and investigate the natural world.

Under 5s at the Australian Museum

Under 5s at the Australian Museum
Photographer: Roy Weiland © Australian Museum

Want FREE general admission all year round?

Event Type:
09.30 AM to 05.00 PM
Level 2
Entry to the AM is free for all kids under 16! Free for adults after admission

Designed especially for inquisitive Under 5s and their carers, Kidspace is a dedicated 'mini-museum' that stimulates young children's imaginations and encourages them to explore the natural world.

Kids are encouraged to investigate real-life objects and specimens by peering into magnifying glasses to examine insects, looking at animal X-rays on a light table and even touching a human skeleton!

New! Free educator-led activities, 2-3pm weekdays 

Kicking off this spring is a new Kidspace activities program, with early childhood educators running games, storytelling and craft. Activities change daily!  

Five cubby houses to explore

Kidspace features five 'pods' or cubby houses loaded with fun activities: a bug pod, marine pod, volcano pod, observation pod and imagination pod. Kids are encouraged to discover a range of simple concepts, objects and animals. 

A baby-friendly space

Kidspace also caters for curious crawlers. A special closed-off area keeps babies safe and lets them practise movement and actions to help them understand the world around them. Mums, dads and grandparents are always happy to know we offer:

  • Pram parking
  • A bottle warmer (just ask one of the staff)
  • Change and feeding space.

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