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One of Sydney’s favourite school holidays programs

This winter, kids will explore the solar system and celebrate NAIDOC Week in one of Sydney's favourite school holidays programs, jam-packed with science and creativity!

Image: Abram Powell © Australian Museum

matjka-wuma (String Figures)

7–14 July, 10.30am–1.30pm


This NAIDOC Week, join our First Nations staff in making traditional string figures and share any you know with us!

Image: Robert Catto © Robert Catto


15 July & 16 July, 10am–12pm & 2–4pm

Child $55, Member Child $44

Adventure to the moon and other worlds in this half-day workshop where children create their own shadowscapes with the team from Matriark Theatre Company.

Digital Planetarium Image: UNSW © UNSW

UNSW Science – Digital Planetarium Experience

15–20 July, 10am, 11am, 1pm, 2pm

Child $15, Adult $15 (plus General Admission), Online Family Ticket $50, Member Child $12 , Member Adult $12

Take off your shoes, climb into the planetarium and take an interactive journey through the stars. Space-travellers will experience the motion of celestial objects in real time and journey to the outer limits of our solar system.

Blood Moon Image: Supplied © Creative Commons

Science workshop: Earth, sun and moon

9 July & 11 July, 2–3.30pm

Child $43, Member Child $35

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and first moon walk, the Australian Museum is hosting workshops all about space this winter school holidays.

Children will investigate how the Earth, moon and sun work in the solar system, how the Earth's tilt affects the seasons, and the difference between a star, a planet and a moon!

Image: Neil Armstrong © NASA

Science show: Destination moon and beyond!

9 July & 11 July, 10.30–11.30am

Child $12, Adult $12 (plus General Admission), Member $10

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar landing and the first moon walk!

Discover the real story behind one of humanity's greatest feats and an insight into our planet's place in the universe in this space-jamming science extravaganza.

© NSW Office of Environment and Heritage

Scientist for a Day: Archaeologist

17 & 18 July, 9am–4pm

Child $125, Member Child $105

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


Kids at the Museum

Free general admission for kids

Under 5's programs

Kids now have free general admission to the Australian Museum! Check out our ever-changing programs for children of all ages.


Bookings are now open for the Australian Museum school holiday program. As places are limited, book now at

For more information on what's on at Australian Museum these July school holidays, please see:

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When: 7 July - 20 July
Where: 1 William St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
Cost: Free and ticketed events
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