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Jarjums activity room

Explore Aboriginal cultures through play and hands-on activities.

While mammoths roamed the northern hemisphere, Australia had giants of its own. These included a huge wombat-shaped diprotodon and giant goanna megalania. For thousands of years, Aboriginal peoples lived alongside some of our biggest animals – megafauna!

This NAIDOC Week, enter an exclusive space for children and parents to explore and create together. Be inspired by ancient rock art of megafauna to create your own engravings using air-dry clay, sand and wooden tools.

Learn how to make Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander string figures, a form of language and play that communicates different words, concepts and stories through string and hand movements.

Purchase a soapstone mammoth carving kit for $15.

For ages 3 to 12. Parents or carers are required to supervise and assist children in this space.



Every day, 10.30am to 2pm

Saturday 7 July to Sunday 22 July 2018


Child: $10.00

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