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Little explorer at the Australian Museum
Little explorer at the Australian Museum Image: Samuel Macdonald
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Little scientists take over the Australian Museum as it's transformed into a giant, interactive laboratory. Workshops, shows and hands-on demonstrations with real life scientists will thrill and inspire curious minds, with explorations into volcano eruptions, dinosaurs, chemistry and First Nations cultures. Plus live animals and face painting!


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Program: Little Explorers' Big Day Out
Activity Time Venue
Science in the City Expo: Australia’s top science institutions and organisations come together to provide interactive booths and encourage you to get excited about the future of science. 9.30am – 3pm Ground Floor
Street Science Show: Cutting edge demonstrations to teach your kids all about the world around them. 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm. Duration 30 mins. Hallstrom Theatre, Ground Floor. Capacity of 140 per session.
Sound Science: Get into the groove and feel the vibrations of science. *SOLD OUT* A1 Gallery, Level 1. Capacity of 15 kids per session.
Parachute Play: Explore the science of air and gravity in this fun and interactive workshop. *SOLD OUT* Science Studio, Level 2. Capacity of 15 kids per session.
Mambu Vibrations (9 months to 3 years): Join our First Nations staff who will share stories dances and song. 1.30pm. Duration 30 mins. Nature Space, Level 2. Capacity of 15 kids per session.
Myahdee Vibrations (3 to 5 years): Join our First Nations staff who will share stories dances and song. 2.30pm. Duration 30 mins. Nature Space, Level 2. Capacity of 15 kids per session.

Further information

Children aged 9 months and under, and attendant carers of a Companion Card holder gain free general admission and admission to science sessions running as part of Little Explorers’ Big Day Out.

Members will be able to book into a limited number of additional programs at the Members Lounge on the day.

If you miss out on a place in one of these workshops, there are awesome drop-in activities and roving entertainment that do not require booking throughout the day!

Street Science Show
Entry to and seating in the Street Science Show in the Hallstrom Theatre will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 4 sessions will be available during the day.

Arrival time
Please be at the venue of your event 5 minutes before the start time, otherwise your place will be forfeited.

Pram parking
Due to venue restraints, prams and strollers are not allowed inside the Museum for Little Explorers’ Big Day Out, however free pram parking will be available on site within the Expo. Please see staff at Crystal Hall for details.

Accessibility
Visitors with access or inclusion requirements will be accommodated to the best of our ability.

Notice of photography
Australian Museum staff may be recording the day. Conditions of entry include the use of your image in these photographs/videos for future potential promotional purposes.