For Families: Scratch Game Design (Ages 7-Adult)

Duration: 2 hours
Workshop7+ Years

This is a two-hour workshop for families running at the Museums Discovery Centre.

Discover the potential of Scratch (MIT) and learn how to continue the creativity of Scratch at home. This workshop contains visual programming, creative arts and performance skills. Learn how to animate sprites and use logic to create a simple game. Take your game home and turn it into a masterpiece. Find out how to engage with the larger Scratch community and learn from other Scratcher’s projects. Each child attending must have an accompanying adult.

Family workshops are designed to create conversations between parents and young learners in a shared environment. It creates a platform for learning to continue at home. Because of this each child attending must have an accompanying adult and each person attending must have a valid ticket. If you are looking for a workshop just for your child please look at our “Jump Into” series of workshops.

Please be sure to read our essential information for The Lab workshops.


Child$22*Each child must be supervised by an adult
MAAS Member Child$20*Each child must be supervised by an adult
MAAS Member Adult$20
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Plan Your Experience

All the information you need to plan your visit is available on the Museums Discovery Centre venue page, including:

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What is Scratch?

Scratch is a visual coding language developed by MIT. It can be used to tell stories, make animations and develop games. It is fun and easy to use on an iPad and computer.

Where can I download Scratch?

Scratch can be accessed online, but can also be downloaded here:

We don’t have experience with Scratch, can we still join in?

Yes, our educators will start with the very basic building blocks of the Scratch programming language.

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