See what’s new across our channels, look up activities to do at home with the family, including in the kitchen and the garden, explore our properties and our collections online, and settle in for some good long reads.
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Zoo on the move
13-30 January 2022
Did you know that the grounds of Vaucluse House almost became a zoo? This January, we imagine what could have been if the animals took up residence.
Erth's Marvellous Menagerie Puppetry Workshop
20 and 21 January 2022
Get hands-on with puppeteers from Erth, the much-loved makers of innovative and challenging theatre for young audiences.
From the collection
Jesse the elephant
More than any other zoo animal, Jessie the elephant captured the hearts of Sydneysiders, delighting visitors at Moore Park Zoo and then Taronga for more than 50 years.
As the weather warms up, make some refreshing lemonade to enjoy at home or take to a picnic. This simple recipe requires only water, sugar and lemons!
Take a moment to relax and recharge with one of our online puzzles featuring our beautiful collections and museums.
Craft & activities
School holiday craft
Kids can let their creativity run wild with our range of fun activities inspired by the exhibition How to Move a Zoo.
Collected: Sydney Living Museums acquisitions
This new exhibition brings together an intriguing selection of objects and creative works acquired for our museums and research collections, that bring new perspectives and add texture to our heritage places and their stories.
Iridescent by Gerwyn Davies
In this new exhibition queer photographic artist and costume maker Gerwyn Davies responds to and reimagines the museums, archives, historic houses and gardens under the care of Sydney Living Museums and NSW State Archives.