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Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area
Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area Image: Ricky Mitchell
© NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Get hands on with history and join a full day program for budding archaeologists aged 8 to 12 years.

Aboriginal archaeological sites prove that Australia is home to the oldest continuing culture in the world, but how?

Join Bundjalung archaeologist, Courtney Marsh, for this special 'Scientist for a Day' and learn how archaeology uses science to paint a picture of how the First Nations People lived, used resources and adapted to environmental change.

This program is jam-packed with activities including a behind-the-scenes tour to our conservation lab, a bread-making workshop using grinding stones and the oldest recipe in the world, dig site activities, games and more!

Details and FAQs


8–12 years

Date/s and time

Wednesday 17 July and Thursday 18 July, 9am to 4pm


Child $125 + booking fee
Member Child $105 + booking fee

Bookings essential

Meeting point

Crystal Hall entrance, corner of William and College streets. Staff will greet group at 9am.

Special notes

This is a kids-only event. Adults must sign children in and out on arrival and departure.

What to bring

  • Small to medium sized bowl for bread making workshop
  • Backpack with lunch and snacks for morning and afternoon tea
  • Water bottle

Getting here

Visit our parking and transport information page to help plan your visit.

The closest parking station to the museum is Wilson Parking – 70 Riley St for $15* Monday – Friday, and $6** for nights & weekends. To receive the discount, pre-book online and use promo code MUSEUM.

*$15-day rate is only available when you pre-book online at 70 Riley Street. Available Monday-Friday, booked entry time must be after 6am, and booked exit time must be before 5pm. Offer is for individual use only and can be used for multiple bookings. Casual parking rates apply if booking conditions are not met.

No refunds. Transfers need to be made at least 72 hours in advance, subject to availability and AM staff discretion.

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

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