Early Start Discovery Space

The Early Start Discovery Space is an extraordinary destination for all children from birth to 10 years and their families. As Australia's only dedicated children's museum, they offer interactive, playful experiences to inspire imagination - the ultimate learning-through-play environment!

The exhibits are sized such that both children and adults can comfortably participate. They are designed to use natural materials that are appealing to look at and touch; and involve seamless integration of technology to enhance the experience.

You’ll be able to take a tour inside a giant stomach, design and construct a house, be an archaeologist, discover the world of decorative and creative art, conduct the brand new multi-mode train engine, interact with the model train diorama, act on stage, sail a ship, crawl through a cave, play with water, immerse yourself in the Lego bricks room, create digital media and so much more! The activities are open-ended, so it’s up to everyone, each visit, to make new and individual discoveries.

Located on the University of Wollongong's main campus, the Discovery Space is open to the general public.

Nearby events

  1. Life Drawing with Violetta Strabic

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Monday 04 March 2019 , Wollongong

    This practical approach to drawing the human form will step you through the basics of anatomy, shading and composition. Commencing with skills on how to draw the torso and décolletage you will progress to hands and feet and on the last…

    21 Feb - 04 Mar
  2. The TV Show

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Sunday 24 February 2019 , Wollongong

    Moving pictures come at you all day, every day and everywhere. Television is no longer necessarily the dominant mode of entertainment in everyday life. If anything, it evokes nostalgia for a bygone era when the domestic television set…

    21 Feb - 24 Feb
  3. Hire-A-Wall Artfest

    Thursday 21 February 2019 to Sunday 03 March 2019 , Wollongong

    15 Local Artists are exhibiting and selling amazing artwork. The artists all bring to the exhibition different styles and mediums giving visitors a great mix to experience. The exhibition is open Wednesday to Friday 11am to 5pm and…

    21 Feb - 03 Mar