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PlayUP is the Museum of Australian Democracy's imaginative family space with activities to educate, excite and challenge young minds.

With listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café, a fuzzy felt wall and facilitated craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

Bookings are essential.

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Costs

This is a free event.

Young girl making cardboard and feather craft with a MoAD PlayUP facilitator
Enjoy daily facilitated craft activities
Two children playing in a puppet theatre while man watched on cushions
Tell stories in the interactive puppet theatre
Three young children playing shop in the Kindness Café space
Make new friends in the Kindness Café
Young girl and woman playing with historic telephone display items
Explore historic communication technology objects
Girl putting a pink token in a bucket to vote on a question on the wall
Cast your vote in PlayUP
Colourful lamps and shelves of books in The Stories Room space
Explore Australian tales in The Stories Room
Girl with flower in hair doing craft with MoAD PlayUP facilitator
MoAD facilitators are ready to lend a hand
Toddler with his arms outstretched as woman looks for letters to attach to interactive wall
Share your ideas on the giant magnetic wall
Exhibition entry words: “Article 12 The right to have your opinion heard”
PlayUP explores the United Nation Convention on the Rights of a Child in a a playful way
Two girls laughing at interactive letter wall in MoAD’s PlayUP exhibition space
MoAD’s PlayUP exhibition is for all families

Dates

20 Mar - 31 Dec 2021
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Location

Museum of Australian Democracy18 King George Terrace, Old Parliament House, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, AustraliaMap of the venue location at mobile sizeMap of the venue location at desktop size

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Accessibility

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • The event organiser has provided an access and inclusion statement.