Families at MoAD
Want to be the Prime Minister of fun? Elect MoAD for your family day out!
From imaginative play spaces and inquisitive trails to dress ups and interactive exhibitions, the Museum of Australian Democracy has a range of family activities that poke their tongue out at the idea that museums are hands off.
Open Air PlayUP
Want some outdoor fun?
Don’t miss Open Air PlayUP these school holidays.
Why not pack a picnic and bring the whole family down to enjoy fun and games in the stunning Senate Courtyard?
Open every weekday from October 1 until October 12, from 10am – 5pm.
Stand up, make up, think up and step up at PlayUP, our colourful family space that flips the traditional idea of museums completely on its head. After an exciting transformation, PlayUP has all-new activities to inspire and challenge young minds, including listening pods, a fuzzy felt wall, a roleplay Kindness Café and craft activities. Adults can even join in the fun too!
Behind the Lines Family Activities
Come one, come all to MoAD’s Behind The Lines exhibition, where there are games and activities the whole family will enjoy.
Your children can even dress up as their favourite circus characters while they play political Guess Who or Snap!
Family Action Packs
For little people who love exploring, borrow a Family Action Pack and embark on the ultimate adventure. Save the world on the Superhero Museum Trail, break the news with a Press Gang Backpack, find out what makes collectors tick with a Collector Kit or borrow a Stanley Backpack and bird watch in the gardens.
From Wednesday, 22 August, our much loved DressUp will be temporarily closed for an exciting refresh. It will reopen in October with a brand new look and feel.
The transformed DressUp will offer a contemporary and vibrant space where young people can go and connect with the stories of people who have made an impact in the world. You’ll still be able to have fun doing all your favourite activities, but with lots of new and exciting costumes and characters.
School holiday programs
We offer playful, hands-on public programs during the ACT school holidays that inspire and connect young minds to the stories and themes of the museum.
MoAD is open 9 am – 5 pm daily. Admission is $2 adults, $1 children and concessions, and $5 family.
For visitors unable to use stairs, lift access is available via the lower entries located at the front of the building, either side of the main stairs.
Snacks and drinks are available on-site at both the Terrace Café and Hoi Polloi restaurant. Please don’t take food or hot drinks into the museum.
Baby change facilities are available behind the Visitor Services booth in King’s Hall and opposite the children’s DRESS UP exhibition.
MoAD Little Corner Shop
While at the museum, pop by the MoAD Little Corner Shop (located in the Terrace Café), for a memento of your visit.