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    Little Kids’ Day In – Creep, Crawl, Buzz!

    Explore the busy world of mini beasts at our next Little Kids’ Day In on Monday 5 September. Discover what lies beneath the leaves and grass in your own backyard with a range of play-based activities and storytelling sessions.

    Be a noisy little bug as you play, sing and dance along to our storytelling sessions, create your own creepy-crawly to take home and come face-to-face with some real mini beasts including stick insects, beetles and critters!

    Little Kids’ Day in on Monday 5 September will be a fun day especially for kids aged 5 and under, their parents and carers.

    Full Program:

    STORYTELLING SESSIONS                                             11.00am, 12.00 & 1.00pm

    Learn about caterpillars, spiders and other little critters as you join in these 20-minute storytelling sessions, filled with singing, dancing and group play!

    ACTIVITIES                                                                          10.00am – 2.00pm

    Bugs Alive!
    Join our special creepy-crawly guests from the museum’s Live Exhibits and Outreach programs, featuring stick insects, beetles and more! Grab a magnifying glass and be absorbed in an amazing array of Australian insects with this up-close and hands-on encounter.

    Colourful Creepy-Crawlies
    Take home your very own bug-eyed creation using a paper leaf, some pompoms and a little imagination.

    Critter Art
    Colour in your own picture of insects using our rubbing stencils and crayons, or let the minibeasts inspire you to create some freehand drawings on black paper.

    Federation Handbells
    Get musical with the beautiful Federation Handbells! Create sounds or play a tune using the bells.

    Big Blue Bathtub
    Watch babies shake, rattle and roll as they explore our paddling pool filled not with water, but with homemade sensory toys!

    Test Lab
    Test Lab is a temporary pop up maker space. Explore objects in our Shed and design, create and test your own flying objects to launch in our wind tunnels.

    Games for Gigglers
    Get active with toys and games outdoors!


    Tycho to the Moon                                                         11.00am & 12.00pm
    Blast off into space with Tycho, Ruby and Michael.

    Nitty Gritty Super City
    Designed specifically for 3-8 year olds, this exhibition allows children to explore science in the city. With new additions you can explore a recycling factory, steer a ship, visit the café and record your own weather report.

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