There's always something to do with kids in Canberra so if you want to head into the warmth and learn about Australia's history and have some fun in the process, head to the National Museum of Australia.
Kspace is the National Museum’s interactive adventure game for kids. Designed for children aged 5 to 12, it’s fun for children and adults. Kspace takes about 30 minutes to complete. It is popular so you will find that you have to wait a bit while others do the first stage of Kspace.
Kspace is a three-stage experience and up to 12 visitors can take part in each stage. Visitors start their adventure in the Design Station where they use touch screens to create a time-travelling robot and make up their team.
After designing their robot, visitors can practice their moves and skills with their new robot outfit before entering the next room.
Visitors then enter a Time Pod area where they are blasted back to a mystery location, such as the Victorian goldfields of 1854 or Sydney in the 1930s when the Harbour Bridge was being built.
Visitors use their robots to explore the locations and collect points before teaming up with others as one big robot to complete a mission unique to that time and place. Once the mission is complete, visitors move to the Cool-down area to reflect on the experience and see how their team went compared to other teams.
Kspace is a fun team game ideally played with four people however you can customise the team that have lesser members. Come as a team, meet new friends or go solo and enjoy this popular attraction. We really enjoyed playing Kspace and even though the kids were 2 and 5 it was still fun to play along and have a laugh and realise how uncoordinated we are as a family playing video games ha!
- The museum is located at Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula in Canberra
- The National Museum of Australia is open from 9am to 5pm daily (closed Christmas Day) and is FREE general admission (except ticketed exhibitions).
- Great for kids 5 to 12 yrs old.
- Younger kids can have a go but might struggle with using the console's remotes and joysticks.
- Head there early to avoid wait time.
- Check the National Museum of Australia's website for up-to-date visiting times.
- Entry to the National Museum of Australia to the permanent collections is free so if Kspace is busy checkout the collections as there's lots to see and kids will love wondering around.
- There are toilets around the museum including change tables.
- There is ample parking at the Museum entry however paying during the week. Free weekends and public holidays and limited parking until September 2018 due to works.
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