Whether kids are adventuring outdoors or looking for a story to stick their imaginations to at home, there’s lots of paths to tread and worlds to explore. From sing-alongs at the Sydney Opera House, read-alongs with the State Library of NSW and getting hands-on at The Powerhouse, there’s lots to do, learn and ways to play. 

  • The State Library is celebrating the launch of the first ever children’s book to be published by the Library, The Best Cat, the Est Cat, with a bunch of fun kids activities and competitions. And you can join Lucina Gifford for Storytime Online.

  • The Powerhouse is back in action with plenty of playful and imaginative and hands-on exhibitions for families, including The Lab, Microcars, The Steam Revolution, a Zero Gravity Space Lab and more.  

  • At the Sydney Opera House, kids can join Daz and Jax Compton, stars of the popular TV show Move it Mob Style!, for a live dance party; or join singer-songwriter Angie Who for a song workshop (accompanied by colouring-in activities); read Moli det Bigibi with UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock and Binjari author and artist Karen Manbulloo; learn the mathematics behind the House with award-winning maths teacher and author Eddie Woo – and much more

  • In December, the Australian Museum is hosting ‘Early Birds: Autism and Sensory-Friendly Mornings’ where kids can visit in ‘a reduced sensory, relaxed and supportive atmosphere’. Also with the Australian Museum, kids can learn about science and technology behind their favourite video game in this online livestream. Or explore this interactive exhibition on climate change ‘that asks not how we will survive Australia, but how Australia will survive us!’. 

  • From Bell Shakespeare, learn all about the linguistic playfulness of Shakespeare from his wordy inventions to language techniques

  • And for some delightfully crafty at-home activities, make a photo mosaic, print your own mini-portrait, create a foil figure, and more with Together In Art from the Art Gallery of NSW.