26 September 2023

School holiday fun at interactive MoAD

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The Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) in Old Parliament House launched a series of activities and interactive exhibitions to help keep kids amused these school holidays.

In a statement, MoAD said adults were even welcome to join in the fun, with the free imaginative and interactive spaces designed to keep kids of all ages entertained.

“Extra sessions of our award-winning interactive exhibit PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard will be offered from Monday, 28 June through to Friday, 9 July,” MoAD said.

“Inspired by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, PlayUP celebrates the role of children in our community,” it said.

“From listening pods and a roleplay café to facilitated craft activities, children will stay active, warm and engaged in PlayUP.

MoAD said the early learning space would feature a week of NAIDOC-themed crafts and discovery activities from Monday, 5 July and the two-hour sessions offered a mixture of facilitated and self-guided activities suitable for children 0 to 7 years of age and their carers.

The Museum said children of all ages could explore self-publishing in its Zine Lounge, which was stocked with all the creative tools children and grown-ups would need to experiment with creating their own zine.

“Zines are self-published, small-circulation magazines,” it said.

“Zines are a great way to publish your own stories, art, writing, reviews, rants, collages, poetry and photography.”

MoAD said children, parents and carers could rediscover the joys of letter writing at its interactive exhibit, Yours Faithfully.

Yours Faithfully invites visitors to rediscover the lost art of letter writing using our range of tools and supplies, including beautifully restored typewriters and thought-provoking prompts,” it said.

MoAD said entry was free for the exhibitions and activities, though registration was required for PlayUP.

Further information on the school holiday activities at MoAD, including how to register to attend, can be accessed at this PS News link.

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