Kids can construct moving creations, design their own cars and games, and get hands-on with technology these school holidays at the Museums Discovery Centre. See a full list of what’s on below.
Monday–Friday, 8–29 January, 10am–3pm
Free with museum entry
Mini mechanics can build their ideal cars for the future and test them out on our race track.
Jump Into: Scratch Game Design (Ages 7–9)
10 January, 10am–12pm
Let your engineers learn how to animate sprites and create a simple game to take home.
Jump Into: Minecraft Multiplayer
10 & 19 January, 1–3pm
Kids can learn the secrets of the world of Minecraft multiplayer using blocks and mods exclusive to the museum.
Jump Into: Scratch Movie Making (Ages 7–11)
10 January, 1–3pm
Your young directors can unleash their imagination and learn how to make movies with code, including animating characters, changing scenes and adding voiceovers.
Jump Into: Mini littleBits (Ages 6–7)
11 January, 10am–12pm
Kids can use the power of electronics to build, prototype and invent!
Be a Print Maker (Ages 8–12)
12 January, 10am–12pm
Young artists can get an introduction to the exciting world of printmaking and create their own unique print media artworks.
Be a Photographer (Ages 8–12)
12 January, 1–3pm
Budding photographers can create their very own camera!
For Families: Museum Explorer (Ages 7–Adult)
15 & 23 January, 1–3pm
Step behind the scenes of the Museum Discovery Centre and explore the life of a curator.
Jump Into: Songwriting
15 & 23 January, 10am–12pm
Can you sing, write poetry, rap, play an instrument or like producing music? Then this is the workshop for you!
Masterclass in Game Design (Ages 9–12)
16 January, 10am–4pm
Designers can learn the basics of level creation, music, theming and more.
Racing Car (Ages 7–9)
16 or 17 January, 10am–12pm
Have your kids ever wondered how race cars work? Here’s their chance to find out! They’ll learn why different types of race cars are designed the way they are, how race cars get their power, how they go so fast, how to control their speed, plus so much more in this hands-on workshop.
Cars and Energy (Ages 7–9)
16 January, 1–3pm
Kids can explore various types of energy such as potential and kinetic and see how energy is converted from one form into another by getting hands-on with LEGO cars.
Getting Used to Gears (Ages 7–9)
17 January, 1–3pm
Kids will learn how manual transmission cars operate. They’ll discover gears and how they’re used to increase or decrease speed in a car before giving it a go themselves with LEGO car models.
For Families: Scratch Game Design (Ages 8–Adult)
17 January, 10am–12pm
Create a game together as a family to take home and play!
For Families: Paper Circuits (Ages 7–Adult)
17 & 22 January, 1–3pm
Bring paper to life with simple or complex electric circuits.
Kinetic Kids (Ages 7–10)
18, 19 & 22 January 2018, 10am–12pm & 1–3pm
Kids can master motors, cogs and pulleys to design their own kinetic invention to take away with them.
Jump Into: Computer Science (Ages 6–7)
19 January 2018, 10am–12pm
Kids can step into the world of computer science and arm themselves with knowledge of how the world works around them.
For Families: Electronic Design (Ages 8–Adult)
22 January, 10am–12pm
Discover the world of physical computing and learn how to use code to control electronic components such as lights and buzzers.
Museum Explorer (Ages 7–9)
24 January, 10am–4pm
Step behind the scenes of the Museum Discovery Centre and put yourself in the shoes of a curator. With special access to unseen museum objects, you will explore the mysteries that lie within.