Australia’s only dedicated ‘children’s museum’, and the first-of-its-kind in the world based on a university campus, The Early Start Discovery Space is operated and supported by the University of Wollongong
and has been built with a generous $7 million contribution from The Abbott Foundation.
As a hands-on creative learning venue, the Early Start Discovery Space has been specifically designed for children from birth to 10 years and their accompanying families, carers, educators and teachers.
Modelled on ‘children’s museums’ found in cities throughout the USA and across Europe, the purpose of these centres is to provide valuable learning experiences for young children and their accompanying older siblings and adults through play-based learning. Activities are designed to allow children to take control and share their imagination and creativity with others. The best-designed activities ensure accompanying adults have as much enjoyment as children, sharing the experience as co-learners and creators.
Visit the Early Start Discovery Space. Australia's only dedicated 'children's museum' and the first of its kind in the world based on a university campus. Offering interactive, playful experiences that inspire imagination, build skills and ignite a love of learning in children (0-l0yrs) and their families.
OPEN TUESDAY - SUNDAY 9AM-4PM (CLOSED MONDAYS AND PUBLIC HOLIDAYS)