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A weekly term-time playgroup for children aged 3 to 5 years and their parents or carers.

Mini Explorers will inspire your little ones to explore, understand and care for our world through fun, hands-on activities led by Aboriginal educators who guide children through story, song and sensory play. Sessions also include a mini-excursion to a museum gallery, relevant to the monthly theme.

Numbers are limited to 15 children per session and held in an exclusive space. Themes change monthly. Young children love repetition so feel free to join us as many weeks as you like!

A great opportunity to make the morning of it by exploring the Museum's Kidspace before or after the playgroup and grab coffee or lunch at our rooftop café, No. 1 William.

Upcoming themes

December – Bush tracks (7, 14)
What animal made those tracks? Through games, dance and stories we will learn how to hunt, about our lore, and the Dreaming. Listen to a Dreaming story about a thirsty frog and the importance of sharing with one another.

Meeting Point

Kidspace, Level 2. AM staff will then escort group to venue room. If you are late then head straight to the Theatre on the Ground Level (near Atrium). 

Frequently Asked Questions

Online bookings only. Unsold tickets will be available at the admissions desk on the day, however there is no guarantee of availability.

No refunds. Any date transfers need to be notified at least 72 hours before event. 

On arrival, join the pre-paid tickets line at Admissions then show your Mini Explorers ticket (on phone or print).

Parents or carers are required to participate in the sessions with their children. Younger siblings are welcome to attend, however children over 9 months need a ticket.

For enquiries or to ask us about access services, please email programs@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6222.