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What is the Discovery Space?
With more than 14 interactive experiences to explore, Early Start Discovery Space is the ultimate learn-through-play centre for children (birth -10 years) and adults to enjoy together. Located on the University of Wollongong’s main campus, the Discovery Space is open from 9am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays. 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
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, make a stop-motion LEGO™ movie 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 Storytime and CreARTivity (guided art and craft sessions), throughout each day with something new happening every half hour from 9.30am – 3pm. Visit their Events Page.
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.
Early Start Discovery Space has colourful party rooms available for children's birthday parties.
You will have the use of a designated party room, with your own Party Guide, for up to two-hours from Tuesday to Sunday, with two time slots to choose from:
Morning (10am – 12pm)
Afternoon (1pm – 3pm)
Party bookings include entry to the Early Start Discovery Space during your dedicated party time.
Child party guests receive a free return entry voucher and gift shop voucher.
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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