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A hands-on exhibition with craft, stories, role play and games to foster imagination, inclusion, community and self-confidence.


Main floor

Based on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, PlayUP celebrates the rights of children to express themselves, to play and to learn about the world. 

This exhibition has hands-on activities to educate, excite and challenge young minds through imagination, discovery, roleplay and fun. Children and adults can engage with craft activities, story time, a fuzzy felt wall, a kindness café and listening pods. 

PlayUP opens at 9:00am and closes at 4:30pm.

For guidance on how to get to PlayUP, visit our Access page.

See PlayUP craft for our daily facilitated craft activities.

A small boy and his mother place magnets onto a wall with prompts such as 'say yes to love'.

A child speaks on a phone talking to their mother surrounded by object cases in a museum with a clock, a radio and a TV.

A close up of a circular felt container of pens, textas and crayons.

Picture books on a bookshelf with the words The Stories Room above.

Four children stand around a table outdoors, each focusing on an idividual craft project.

Play at home

Discover our craft, outdoor activities and games to do at home that explore children's rights, the environment, relationships and much more.

Activities to do at home

Join our closed Facebook group, where you can chat with friends and the PlayUP team in a safe and welcoming online environment.

Plan your visit

PlayUP is wheelchair accessible.

There is a screen at the entrance of the exhibition with changing colours in a hallway with dim lights. Some walls in the exhibition feature bright coloured wallpaper and artwork. Music plays in the first room of the exhibition space. The last room in the exhibition has motion activated sound pods that may play concurrently.

Craft, books and interactive activities are available in this exhibition. Craft equipment and materials suitable to different abilities are provided and facilitators can adapt craft activities for your needs.

There is an AUSLAN interpreted screen with closed captioning.

There is a baby change facility and an all gender bathroom accessible from the exhibition.

Seating for both adults and children is available in all rooms.

There is an all gender accessible bathroom and parents room available via the corridor outside PlayUP.