Children & Family

Discover both onsite and online experiences to enjoy as a family these Autumn school holidays. View our Autumn school opening hours here.

Explore this page for events and workshops, our latest family exhibitions, and craft activities and recipes to create at home. 

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Who goes here? drop-in activity

'Who goes here?' (concept, detail), Fiona Hall, 2021, Hyde Park Barracks.
'Who goes here?' (concept, detail), Fiona Hall, 2021, Hyde Park Barracks. Photo © Joshua Morris for Sydney Living Museums. Artwork © Fiona Hall.

10am–3pm, Hyde Park Barracks on the follow dates:
Opening weekend: Saturday 3 & Sunday 4 April
School holidays: Thursday-Sunday. 8–18 April
Then every weekend, 24 April–30 May

Kids and adults can experience Fiona Hall’s major new site-specific installation, Who goes here? at the Hyde Park Barracks, through specially designed activities that explore the themes of the artwork.

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Hyde Park Barracks Kids’ Trail

Kids completing the audio tour at the Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, closed Good Friday, Hyde Park Barracks

Come on an adventure through time at the Hyde Park Barracks and discover what life was like for the many people who stayed here. Kids can explore the museum during the school holidays with a new tailored audio guide and activity trail. Hear the fascinating story of the Barracks as told by some of the convicts and immigrants who lived there. Listen for clues and complete some activities as you move through the museum - spot the rats, draw your own convict tattoo and more!  

Suitable for kids aged 5-12 years. Included in general admission, members receive free entry.

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Museum of Sydney Kids’ Trail

Photo of Museum of Sydney exterior
Museum of Sydney. Photo © Anna Kucera / James Horan Photography Pty Ltd for Sydney Living Museums.

Open Thursday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm, Museum of Sydney. Available from 3 April.

Uncover stories from the site of the first Government House in our new Museum of Sydney trail. Kids can experience the museum following Sami the intrepid explorer. Discover the archaeology underfoot and ‘measure up’ to see how you would fit below deck on a First Fleet ship.

Suitable for children aged 5-12 years. Included in general admission, members receive free entry.

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Hop into Easter


 

Exhibitions & Activities


 

Craft & Activities

Explore our treasury of children’s activities inspired by our museums and stories with new kids activities - Fairy fortune teller and make your own butterfly.

Plus find other print-out activities, art projects and more.

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Kids in the Kitchen

Foraged from the history books of our houses these recipes are sure to delight the young mind.

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Become a Sydney Living Museums member

Family in the hammocks at Hyde Park Barracks
Hyde Park Barracks Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums.

Continue the fun for the whole family by becoming a Sydney Living Museums member! From $135, our Member + One membership provides free entry to explore our properties, museums and exhibitions for free including Enchanted Valley on now at the Museum of Sydney for you, one extra adult and up to four children. You’ll also enjoy a 20% discount on all events and other great benefits. 

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Online shop

Lennie the Legend: Solo to Sydney by Pony Paperback
$24.99
Eugy: Kookaburra 3D Cardboard Model Kit
$15.00
Young Dark Emu: A Truer History
$24.99
Snakes & Ladders
$29.95

 

News

Visitors reading label in front of vehicles on display.

Collections

Uncover the collection: Museums Discovery CentreMonday 2 March 2020

With free entry every weekend, interactive and educational programs for children of all ages during the school holidays, community events throughout the year, and a range of tours available, the Museums Discovery Centre (MDC) offers something for everyone!

Two children running in garden in front of two storey farmstead building.

School holidays

Summer 2019: school holiday opening hoursTuesday 27 November 2018

Woman in gardening gear talking to two kids in garden setting.

School holidays

Summer school holiday opening hoursWednesday 6 December 2017

Two little boys dress up in an old court room

Justice & Police Museum

Sydney’s underworld comes to life in 2016Tuesday 29 November 2016

Group seated around candlelit table.

Elizabeth Farm

Tour by candlelight at Elizabeth FarmTuesday 13 September 2016

Visiting a history museum for a tour means you may come with certain expectations, but the nightlight tour at Elizabeth Farm was not what we had expected at all.