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Early Start Discovery Space

The Discovery Space is re-opening to the general public from Saturday 25 July, 2020 with increased capacity and longer session time. Our COVID safety measures and big daily cleans are working well, so book in now and let those curious minds play. ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL VISITORS, SEE WEBSITE & BOOK NOW! 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. Located: University of Wollongong, Building 21, Northfields Avenue, Wollongong Parking: Best parking at P4 Western Carpark

Hours: Open 9am – 1.30pm Tuesday – Sunday, Closed Mondays and Public Holidays. ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR ALL VISITORS.

Contact Details

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. When you visit some things might be a little different: •Online bookings are essential for all, including members •One daily session only from 9am – 1.30pm (Tuesday – Sunday) Arrive any time. •Some high-touch Experiences will be closed (e.g. The Cave, The Tummy) •Other Experiences have been adjusted to create more space and each has a maximum capacity. •There will be no daily activities, for the time being, to avoid group gatherings •Parking on campus is FREE until 30 September •Our Gift Shop remains closed for now

Location Map & Directions

The Official Site of Tourism Shellharbour


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

Postal Address:  PO Box 105 Shellharbour City Centre NSW 2529

Talk to a local specialist

Ph:  1300 65 6169   or  + 61 2 4221 6169

Fax:  +61 2 4221 6077

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