Museum Minis 2021
Museum Minis introduces 3-5-year-old children to a topic in the Museum. Each week young children and their families will visit a new space or exhibition where they will engage in a story, some singing, and object or specimen handling. Image: Anna Kučera
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Term 3 & 4 Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 10.30am | 11.30am

Ages: 3-5 years

Length: Approximately 30 mins

Please note: Children must be supervised by their parent/carer at all times.

Join the fun in our pop-up playgroup, Museum Minis, for kids aged 3-5 and their parents or caregivers.

Add to your Museum visit by engaging with an early years Museum educator who will introduce new exhibitions and topics to your child. Meet an emu in Surviving Australia, get up close to penguins in Wild Planet, encounter an enormous sauropod in Dinosaurs, and much more!

Your little ones will explore Museum objects and experience their learning in small groups through singing, craft, stories and play.

Term 3 topics:

  • Dingoes (18 July - 3 August)
  • Reptiles: tongues, tails and scales (8 - 10 August, 22 - 31 August)
  • In your garden: minibeasts (5 - 21 September)

Term 4 topics:

  • First Nations minis (10 October - 26 October)
  • Penguins: Flightless friends (31 October - 16 November)
  • Minerals: colours, shapes and space (21 November - 7 December)

Please arrive to your session 10 minutes early and meet your program leader in the Crystal Hall.

For enquiries about this program please contact

Museum Minis is supported by the Australian Museum Foundation through a bequest from the estate of the late Patricia McDonald.

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