Play on the Plaza

Free, drop-in outdoor events every Thursday in school holidays

small boy in cap does craft on the plaza


Thursday 28 July

Thursday 4 August

Thursday 11 August

Thursday 18 August

Thursday 25 August

Thursday 1 September

Visitor information

10.00am - 2.00 pm 

On the Plaza outside the museum 

Free, just drop in.  

Most suitable for ages 5+

Every Thursday during the school holidays you'll find free family events on different themes outside on the Museum Plaza.

If you have any questions please email


28 July - Families of all ages can join us on the Plaza to play games, build kites and create folding games challengers to take home.

4 August - Join us to investigate light. Take part in shadow tracing, build a camera obscura to see the world upside down and try sun printing. 

11 August Try your hand at a range of games and toys from the past like ring toss, hoop and sticks, skipping ropes and more. 

18 August Build and test straw gliders and paper plate frisbees. How far will yours travel?   

25 August - This week we're investigating architecture. Can you build a LEGO™ or K'nex museum? Who can build the tallest tower?

1 September - A wet week! Paint with water and create a water squirt.