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Early Start Discovery Space

Early Start Discovery Space is Australia’s only dedicated children’s museum. With more than 14 interactive experiences to explore, Early Start Discovery Space is the ultimate learn-through-play centre for children (0-10 years) and adults to enjoy together. Explore a giant stomach, design and construct a house, dig for fossils, discover the world of decorative and creative art, be a train conductor, act on stage, sail a ship, crawl through a cave, play with water, immerse yourself in our LEGO™ bricks room, create digital media and so much more. The Early Start Discovery Space has a rolling program of activities throughout each day with something new happening every half hour from 9.30am – 3pm. Workshops and activities, including Storytime and CreARTivity (guided art and craft sessions), have been devised by University of Wollongong educators and researchers to complement the Early Start Discovery Space’s monthly theme Located: University of Wollongong, Building 21, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong Parking: Best parking at P4 Western Carpark

Hours: 9.00am to 4.00pm Tuesday to Sunday (Closed Mondays & Public Holidays)

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Location: University of Wollongong, Northfields Ave, Wollongong, NSW 2500, Aust
Phone: 02 4221 3777


The Early Start Discovery Space is an interactive educational space designed for children and adults to enjoy together. Activities are designed to allow children to take control and share their imagination and creativity with others. The best-designed activities ensure accompanying adults have as much enjoyment as children, sharing the experience as co-learners and creators.

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Half Price Entry During March at UOW Early Start Discovery Space

Early Start Public Transport
Take public transport to UOW Early Start Discovery Space during March and you’ll receive 50%* off general entry!

Simply show a photo of your trip using public transport to the Discovery Space to receive the offer.

Members – you can bring a friend for free!

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Terms and Conditions* 

  • Half-price entry is off full general admission price only.

  • Valid until 31 March 2019

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Address: Cnr of Addison & Wentworth Sts  Shellharbour Village NSW 2529

Postal Address:  PO Box 105 Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529

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Ph:  1300 65 6169   or  + 61 2 4221 6169

Fax:  +61 2 4221 6077

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