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Statement from Early Start Discovery Space about COVID-19 - CLICK HERE
We're bringing the Discovery Space to you with new videos, activities and shows each weekday at 11am!
It's been an uncertain and challenging time. We're all struggling to provide some sort of routine and normalcy for our families. Working from home, homes schooling, whilst caring for younger children is tough – but the Discovery Space is here to help!
Just because you cannot visit the Discovery Space in person, does not mean play-based learning has to stop! Our team of expert educators is working hard to create playful learning experiences you can enjoy at home via Discovery at Home, an online portal of fun, learning, interaction and connection designed for children and families.
Sail the seas, dig for buried treasure, tour the tummy, make a LEGO movie, explore a cave – plus 9 more hands-on experiences. Perfect for children (birth – 10 years ) and parents to enjoy together.
The Discovery Space is the ultimate learn-through-play space, located on the University of Wollongong's main campus, open from 9am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
Our fun Party rooms are also available for children's birthday parties - scroll down below for further information or to make a booking, please contact the Early Start Discovery Space Party Coordinator on (02) 4221 3777or visit their Party Page.
About the experiences
With 14 creative and interactive experiences, you'll be able to explore a giant stomach, design and construct a house, dig for fossils, create some art, be a train conductor, act on stage, sail a ship, crawl through a cave, play with water, and so much more. View a full list of the experiences.
In addition to the experiences, the Early Start Discovery Space has a rolling program of workshops and activities including Mini & Me parent and baby play sessions, art and storytime throughout each day. Visit their Events Page .
BIG NEWS! Early Start Discovery Space is a registered Creative Kids provider, which means you can use your $100 voucher towards a Discovery Space annual membership and selected workshops!
Backed by research
Early Start Discovery Space experiences have been designed by University of Wollongong educators and researchers to inspire meaningful play and enhance the value that children gain through play-based experiences.
Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
Where to find the Early Start Discovery Space - CLICK HERE
Gift shop and an onsite café.
Unforgettable, hassle-free birthday parties that kids (and adults) will love! Leave the party planning to us.
Our friendly dedicated party hosts will make sure children have fun, keep your party schedule running smoothly and clean up! Feel free to bring your own food, or use our catering service that provides delicious healthy meals.
Our fun and vibrant party rooms are available for 2-hour parties everyday (closed Mondays), with 3 timeslots to choose from:
Entry is free for accompanying adults (guests aged 13-17 are treated as adult party guests).
To make a booking, please contact the Early Start Discovery Space Party Coordinator on (02) 4221 3777or visit their Party Page.
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