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Early Start Discovery Space



Building 21, University of Wollongong, Northfields Avenue
Keiraville, New South Wales, 2500

Sail the seas, dig for buried treasure, tour the tummy, make a LEGO movie, explore a cave – plus 9 more hands-on experiences. Perfect for children (birth – 10 years) and parents to enjoy together.

The Discovery Space is the ultimate learn-through-play space, located on the University of Wollongong's main campus, open from 9am – 4pm Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.

Our fun Party rooms are also available for children's birthday parties - scroll down below for further information or to make a booking, please contact the Early Start Discovery Space Party Coordinator on (02) 4221 3777

About the experiences
With 14 creative and interactive experiences, you'll be able to explore a giant stomach, design and construct a house, dig for fossils, create some art, be a train conductor, act on stage, sail a ship, crawl through a cave, play with water, and so much more. View a full list of the experiences.

In addition to the experiences, the Early Start Discovery Space has a rolling program of workshops and activities including Mini & Me parent and baby play sessions, art and storytime throughout each day. Visit their Events Page .

BIG NEWS! Early Start Discovery Space is a registered Creative Kids provider, which means you can use your $100 voucher towards a Discovery Space annual membership and selected workshops!

  • Learn more - CLICK HERE
  • Using your $100 voucher towards a 12-month 'Discover for 2' membership (1 Child + 1 Adult) brings the price down to $0!

Backed by research
Early Start Discovery Space experiences have been designed by University of Wollongong educators and researchers to inspire meaningful play and enhance the value that children gain through play-based experiences.

Opening hours
Open Tuesday to Sunday 9am – 4pm. Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.


  • $15.00 per person.
  • Under 12 months – free
  • Memberships and concessions available
  • Half price entry after 2pm
  • FREE and paid workshops/activities
  • School and group bookings welcome
  • Buy your tickers online HERE

Where to find the Early Start Discovery Space - CLICK HERE

Additional facilities
Gift shop and an onsite café.

Birthday Parties
Unforgettable, hassle-free birthday parties that kids (and adults) will love! Leave the party planning to us.

Our friendly dedicated party hosts will make sure children have fun, keep your party schedule running smoothly and clean up! Feel free to bring your own food, or use our catering service that provides delicious healthy meals.

Our fun and vibrant party rooms are available for 2-hour parties everyday (closed Mondays), with 3 timeslots to choose from:

  • Morning (10am – 12pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm – 3pm)
  • Exclusive VIP Party only (5.30pm – 7.30pm)

Entry is free for accompanying adults (guests aged 13-17 are treated as adult party guests).

To make a booking, please contact the Early Start Discovery Space Party Coordinator on (02) 4221 3777.

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