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Discovery Space: The Nature Collector - National Museum of Australia

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The National Museum of Australia is an interesting and interactive place to learn about Australian culture and history. They have arranged some nature discovery activities for children these school holidays from 10-13 April and from 18-21 April, 2017.

Discovery Space
The Nature Collector's Space


Take a short guided tour of the National Museum's unique nature collections, including 19th-century seaweed albums from Tasmania and Port Phillip. Then go to the Discovery Space and get ready to add some beautiful collections to your own nature journal provided by the staff.

Discovery Space
Experiment with Natural Material Techniques


There is a collection of leaves and branches that can be further discovered by using magnifying glasses or better yet, request to get some sun prints of them and stick them in your journal before you leave. Sea shells of different shapes can be drawn in the journal and leaf rubbing art activities can also be enjoyed.

Discovery Space
Natural Elements to Discover and Add to your Journal


Babies and tiny toddlers can enjoy crawling and sitting in the book reading area or touch/feel some leathery crocodile skin or soft platypus fur.

Bookings are essential and cost is 10 dollars per child.

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Why? School Holiday Fun
When: 10am -11:30am and 11:30am to 1pm
Phone: 02 6208 5000
Where: Bay Window, National Museum of Australia
Cost: 10 dollars per child.
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