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    The Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka (M.A.D.E) is the perfect destination for families during April with a stimulating range of activities for the school holidays from Monday 30 March to Friday 10 April (excluding Easter long weekend).

    Come to M.A.D.E this Easter for a fact-finding mission and learn about Easter traditions from all around the world.


    Operating daily throughout the school holidays from 10:00am – 5:00pm, M.A.D.E for Fun school holiday program is free for all visitors upon admission.


    Family passes to M.A.D.E itself are only $35 (Ballarat locals are free) and Ballarat is a short and exciting train ride for children from Melbourne.


    The April school holiday program features:


    Balloon eggs and egg games

    Create a colourful, squeezable balloon egg and use it to compete in M.A.D.E’s Easter egg games. The competitions, such as egg and spoon races, egg rolling  and egg tapping are based on traditions from the olden-days and are sure to be loads of fun.


    Easter Origami

    In M.A.D.E’s school holiday craft room, learn to turn a paper square into 3D standing Easter bunny.  A few quick folds and children will have a new paper pet to take home.
    Easter Storytime *

    Relax on M.A.D.E’s giant cushions and beanbags to listen to the adventures of ‘The Smallest Bilby’ written by award-winning author Nette Hilton. The story has been adapted to appear on M.A.D.E’s big, digital screen so everybody gets a great view.


    Discovery Worksheet

    M.A.D.E’s challenging Easter themed discovery worksheet, will have children scratching their heads as they hunt to find the egg markers hidden throughout the exhibition. After finding the eggs and decoding the clues, children will learn the unusual ways people celebrate Easter across the globe.



    * Storytime is at 11am and 2pm daily.

    • M.A.D.E school holiday activities are for children aged 4 to 12 years old.
    • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    • All school holiday activities are free upon admission to the Museum.
    • Admission to M.A.D.E is free to all Ballarat residents.



    M.A.D.E is one of Australia’s newest museum and is dedicated to democracy.  M.A.D.E commemorates the role of the Eureka Stockade in shaping our nation and offers an opportunity for all to stand on the site where young miners stood up for their rights, and contemplate our future roles and directions.


    It is located on the site of the 1854 Eureka Stockade uprising in Ballarat.  M.A.D.E explores both the evolution of democracy and how it has shaped cultures and countries around the world and also looks to its future.  The exhibitions are interactive and immersive.


    Please visit www.made.org  for more information.

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