Early Start Discovery Space at The University of Wollongong

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The Early Start Discovery Space is an interactive educational space designed for children and adults to enjoy together and make for an excellent day out with kids of any age.

An Australian first – this Discovery Space is the only dedicated children’s ‘museum’ – A fully interactive space designed for children from birth to 12 years and their parents and carers. Modelled on children’s museums found in cities throughout the USA and across Europe, the centres purpose is to provide valuable learning experiences for young children and their accompanying older siblings and adults through play-based learning.

In this large all weather venue kids will discover numerous creative play experiences. Visit The Pod – a 270 degree, double-storey high video projection that responds to your movements, or how about taking the Tummy Tour – a fully interactive trip through one of the body’s most important organs – kids will be the piece of food winding in and out of a replica digestive system complete with juices and alarmingly accurate sound effects! What better way for them to learn what happens to all that food they eat!

14 AMAZING EXPERIENCES!
Archaeology
Shipyard
Tummy Tour
The Cave
Construction
Market Place
CreARTivity Space
Lights, Sound, Action
Discovery Gardens
The Pod
Book Nook
Galileo’s Study
Crawlers’ Cubby
Digital Media Lab

All experiences are designed so that both children and adults can comfortably participate. They are constructed using natural materials that are appealing to look at and touch; and involve seamless integration of technology to enhance the experience. Children are encouraged to use their imagination to create masterpieces that reflect their experiences in the Discovery Space.

Best Value Birthday Parties – Book a Discovery Space Party for your Child from only $17.50 per child.

ellaslist reviewed the Discovery Space in Dec 2015 and it blew us away –  see our review.

Opening Hours:
The Early Start Discover Space is open Tuesday – Sunday from 9am – 4pm. Closed on public holidays.

Entry Fees
Children and adults are $15.
Babies under 12 months are free and concessions available plus Annual Membership Packages are extremely good value

How to get there
The centre can be found within the campus of University of Wollongong

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