open house melbourne kids 2013

Top 10 kids activities at OHM 2013

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ArtPlay

When: Saturday 27 July and Sunday 28 July, 12pm to 4pm
Where: Birrarung Marr MELBOURNE
What to do:  Click here for the full listing

LEGO Green City Challenge

When: 11am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday
Where: Shop 5/439 Docklands Drive DOCKLANDS
What to do:  Click here for the full listing

Victoria Police Mounted Branch

When: 10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday
Where: Corner of Grant and Dodds Streets, South Melbourne
What to do:  Click here for the full listing

Former No. 3 Fire Station

When: 10am to 4pm Saturday
Where: 650–656 Swanston Street CARLTON
What to do:  Make sure you head down to Former No. 3 Fire Station on Saturday to discover an original Leyland Turntable Ladder Fire truck!   Building info: Former No. 3 Fire Station at Open House

Australian Tapestry Workshop

When: 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Where: 262–266 Park Street SOUTH MELBOURNE
What to do:  All kids can try their hand at weaving and take home their finished work.  All weekend, suitable for years 3+.  Find out more: Australian Tapestry Workshop Website.  Building info: Australian Tapestry Workshop at Open House 

Old Treasury

When: 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday
Where: 20 Spring Street MELBOURNE
What to do:  Visit the Kids Fun Trail in the original gold vaults under the building, and earn a gold licence! Suitable for kids aged 4 to 12 years.  Find out more:  Old Treasury Website.  Building info: Old Treasury at Open House

Tasma Terrace

When: 10am to 4pm – Saturday and Sunday
Where: 2 – 12 Parliament Place, East Melbourne
What to do:  A Trust Kids! Children’s corner in the Tasma conservatory will be a fun areas with colouring competitions, treasure hunts and other heritage themed activities

Wesley Church Schoolhouse

When:  10am to 4pm Saturday and 1pm to 4pm Sunday
Where: 148 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne
What to do:  Write your name in ink and learn copperplate in a Victorian 1859 school room.  Find out more: Wesley Church Website.  Building info: Wesley Church at Open House

OHM Budding Architects Program

OHM 2013 program introduces everyone to key concepts of architectural design and practice and for the older kids there are a series of self-guided activities available from the OHM website, click here.

Think Like An Architect:  Join Associate Victorian Government Architect Jill Garner as she exposes the process of design.
This activity will inspire and challenge, to look at the world through a designer’s eyes. Kids aged 10-16 will see how to meet a brief, and will work as part of a design team using communication skills that explore issues of the client, end user, site, context and function to find a design solution.  You must pre-register for this event via the OHM website, click here.

For Budding Historians:  In ‘The Academy’ at NAB, there will be a fun activity designed to show the history of Melbourne and the development of Docklands’ urban landscape. Kids are invited to gather information from participating OHM sites around Docklands and apply their findings to an interactive timeline.

When: Saturday and Sunday 10am to 4pm
Where: NAB Headquarters, Docklands, no bookings required.

Family Friendly OHM 2013 Buildings

Click here to discover 62 buildings to explore with kids.