Museums for Kids - Newport (2106)

the Northern Beaches, the Sydney Region, New South Wales (NSW)

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Museums for Kids - greater than 5km from Newport (2106)

Sydney Jewish Museum
The Sydney Jewish Museum is an internationally recognised historic and cultural institution, which documents the history of the Holocaust and the contribution of Jewish people to Australian society. Don't miss the opportunity to hear the testimony of a Holocaust Survivor and visit the new exhibition 'Signs of Life: Family Letters and Postcards of the Holocaust.' Drawing on the Sydney Jewish Museum's personal correspondence, these are the words of the time from those who were there. Most, did ...

Ku-ring-gai Chase Road, Mount Colah, NSW 2079 Within 10-25 km from Newport

Staffed by volunteers, the Kalkari Discovery Centre has a range of educational experiences for visitors. There are displays on Australian fauna, Aboriginal heritage and a three dimensional slide show. The wheelchair-accessible Discovery trail offers stunning views of Cockle Creek and a chance to see wallabies and the local birdlife. The volunteer staff can assist you in booking onto your next Discovery activity.

Stick Insects

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Meet some long insects. Stick insects will be featured. Hunt for other insects, bugs, beetles and borers. Learn 10 amazing facts about stick insects, and make craft stick insects. Spend a morning looking ...

Easter Bilby and Buddies

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Can a Bilby carry Easter eggs? Spend a morning of fantasy as a Bilby. Have your face painted, or make Bilby ears, and go on a Bilby Treasure Hunt. Learn about this special little endangered animal called ...

The Powerhouse Discovery Centre: Collection Stores at Castle Hill is the Powerhouse Museum’s, publicly-accessible, museum storage and collection care facility. The centrepiece of the Discovery Centre is the Display Store, a museum housing thousands of objects including historic steam engines, cars, trams and planes. It also includes thousands of objects displayed in drawers and shelf units that provide a world of discovery for children of all ages. The Powerhouse Discovery Centre offers a range ...

Powerhouse Discovery Centre School Holiday fun!

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Cogs and clocks, goggles and gears! Visit the Powerhouse Discovery Centre these school holidays to celebrate a time when machines and the world were powered by steam, creating a sense of adventure and ...

10 Macquarie Street, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Within 25-50 km from Newport

Located in the heart of The Rocks, Susannah Place is a rare surviving example of a simple working-class terrace. Built in 1844, by Irish immigrants and continuously occupied until 1990 this typically English terrace was home to over 100 different families. The museum tells the stories of the often overlooked lives of working class people and the neighbourhood in which they lived, played, worked and struggled. The four houses survived largely unchanged through the slum clearances of the early 20th ...

Life on the homefront

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Australia during wartime - discover life on the home front. From air-raid shelters to shortages of foodstuffs, clothing and other products, learn about life during World War II. Please note this tour ...

Kids on the home front

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Discover what life was like on the home front at Susannah Place Museum as you explore rooms set in the 1940s, including an airraid shelter in the basement. Hear the air-raid siren, weigh out rations in ...

Wentworth Rd, Vaucluse, NSW 2030 Within 10-25 km from Newport

Vaucluse House presents venerable Gothic Revival façades to Sydney Harbour but the mansion, built in fits and starts between 1805 and the early 1860s, is in a mixture of styles, is unresolved in terms of its layout and lacks the social grace of a formal entrance. Its builder, William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872) is known today as one of our early colonial statesmen. His sense of his place in societywas undermined by illegitimacy and convict associations. With the rising tide of Victorian morality ...

From rags to riches

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Every drably dressed servant probably dreamed of being part of high society, wearing the finest gowns and stylish suits. Experience both sides of colonial costume in this special tour at Vaucluse House. Ages ...

Queens Square, Macquarie St, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Within 25-50 km from Newport

The Hyde Park Barracks was built in 1819 to house, clothe and feed convict men and boys. This impressive brick building and walled compound, located at the head of Sydney’s historic Macquarie Street, was designed by convict architect Francis Greenway. After 1848 the main dormitory held newly arrived female immigrants while a handful of government agencies made use of surrounding buildings. In 1862, separate wards for destitute women were added upstairs and the Barracks became known as the Hyde ...

2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Within 25-50 km from Newport

The Australian National Maritime Museum, on the western shore of Sydney's Darling Harbour, is in a lively heritage precinct with many attractions. The distinctive main building, with a roofline evoking waves and sails, houses exhibitions that: explore Australia's links with the sea consider how maritime activities and issues have shaped the lives of people in Australia. These exhibitions are themed, ranging from Indigenous lore and European seafaring to aquatic sport and the maritime defence of ...

Under 5s: Under the sea

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Come join the rollicking fun of Mini Mariners! Every Tuesday during term, mini mariners and their parents/carers go on an interactive gallery tour with a costumed guide. Then it's play time in our activity ...

Nutcote is the beautiful harbourside home of May Gibbs (1877-1969), Australia’s foremost children’s author and illustrator and best known today for her iconic story The Complete Adventures of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie. Located in Sydney’s Neutral Bay and now a house museum surrounded by delightful gardens, May Gibbs’ Nutcote is an enchanting venue to be enjoyed by everyone, all year round. Our garden is available for hire for weddings, children’s parties and other special occasions.

Cox's Road, North Ryde, NSW 2113 Within 10-25 km from Newport

The NSW Schoolhouse Museum provides a glimpse of schooling from the past. The museum is a popular excursion venue for schools. Students participate in hands-on education interacting with artefacts and re-enacting early school lessons. The museum is open for pre-booked school excursions and public visits by appointment.

Cnr Albert and Phillip Streets, Circular Quay, The Rocks, NSW 2000 Within 25-50 km from Newport

Step into the dark side of Sydney’s past with a visit to a historic police and court building (1856 –1888) that once imposed authority on Sydney’s unruly waterfront. Explore the building’s atmospheric interior – heavy blocks of sandstone, spiked gates and the corridor of cells. In the 1890s police Charge Room you can stand before the Duty Sergeant’s desk and imagine yourself being fingerprinted. Encounter a spine-chilling collection of criminal weapons and a mug-shot gallery of offenders ...

Meet the police

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Come along for a day of family fun. Have your fingerprints taken in the 1890s charge room, make your own police kepi hat and meet members of the NSW Police Force. Ages 6+ Presented in partnership with ...

Family fun day

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Come along to the Justice & Police Museum for a day of family fun! Meet members of the NSW Police Force and enjoy fun activities for kids, curator tours and refreshments. Explore the exhibition The Force: ...

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney CBD, NSW 2000 Within 25-50 km from Newport

Meet our city’s first people, inspect models of the First Fleet ships and peer at the archaeological remains of first Government House and the intriguing objects uncovered by a number of digs on the site. Fast forward through 200 years and you will learn about the distinctiveness of this great city, its harbour, transport, people and particular personality via our changing exhibitions program. Visit An Edwardian Summer and kids can join Jessie on the kids trail for dress ups and craft fun.

7 Onslow Ave, Elizabeth Bay, Elizabeth Bay, NSW 2011 Within 25-50 km from Newport

Built by the fashionable architect John Verge, Elizabeth Bay House is a magnificent example of colonial architecture with sweeping views of Sydney Harbour. Occupied by the Colonial Secretary, Alexander Macleay and his family, between 1839 and 1845, it was known as the 'finest house in the colony'. The house boasts exquisite 19th century furnishings.

Mad Hatter’s tea party - Elizabeth Bay House

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Explore the fantasy world of Alice in Wonderland. Listen to excerpts from the book, and enjoy fun and games at the Mad Hatter’s tea party. Includes refreshments Ages 5–10

Optical toys

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Discover a range of strange and exciting optical toys from the 19th century and take a close look at the insects in the library. Ages 5–12

Kendall Lane, (enter via Argyle Street), The Rocks, NSW 2000 Within 10-25 km from Newport

Learn about the area's traditional landowners, the establishment of the English colony and the time when sailors, whalers and traders made The Rocks their home; through to the 1970s union-led protests which preserved this unique part of Sydney for future generations to explore and enjoy.

6 College St, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010 Within 25-50 km from Newport

Scientist for a Day: Environmental Science

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

How does climate change affect us and why is it so important?

Deep Oceans Discovery Show

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Deep Oceans Discovery Show at Australiam Museum

Aboriginal performances

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Experience didgeridoo, song and dance which combine to reveal the rich cultural knowledge handed down through countless generations of Indigenous Australians. Discover Aboriginal lifestyles, beliefs ...


From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Become a Forensic Science Investigator and solve crime. In this workshop you will learn about uses of DNA evidence in the illegal exportation of exotic animals around the world and gain an understanding ...

Eggs, eggs, eggs

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Join us for a one-day workshop on eggs. Look at the many varieties of animals which lay eggs and how these eggs get protected until the young emerge. What animal’s nest or burrow? As it is Easter, we ...

Torchlight tours

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Come and explore the Museum after dark with a torch. It's a unique way for families to experience the Museum's stories, specimens and exhibitions. Location: Meet at the William St entrance Bookings ...

Face painting

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Kids will be able to get there face painted with an indigenous design. When 6-22 April (Monday to Fridays only) Time 10 am - 2 pm Cost $3 per person after general paid Museum entry Museum admission ...

The return of the boomerang

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Kids can paint Indigenous designs on their own boomerang $5 per person after general paid Museum entry Museum admission prices Adult $12 Child (5-15 years) $6 Concession $8 Families $18/$30 Each additional ...

Kidspace for families

From 01-01-2015 To 31-12-2016

Designed especially for inquisitive under-5s and their carers, Kidspace is a dedicated 'mini-museum' that stimulates young children's imaginations and encourages them to explore the natural world. Kids ...

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