Coding Rockstars


Wednesday 19 April | 10am - 4pm
Drop and leave program 

8-12 years

$90 per participant


Developed for children aged 8 to 12 years old


Please arrive at 9.45am to complete participant registration and consent details.

Essential information before you book

Bring out your inner rockstar with the power of engineering! Learn about circuitry and coding and use these skills to make a musical instrument. 

Using recycled materials, circuit boards and scratch coding, you will design and build a musical instrument. Next, you'll program its musical notes on a laptop and connect the two with a makey-makey circuit board and some home-made electric circuits.

During this program, participants will:

  • Use Scratch coding;
  • Apply engineering and design skills;
  • Investigate circuits and how to make them work;
  • Bring all these skills together to make an electronic musical instrument to hold and play!

It’s going to be a full day of fun! Don’t forget to bring a water bottle and your lunch.

Participant reviews

It was a really good program. PS I can’t wait to do another one.”

“I liked being able to do things I wouldn’t do at home.”

“This program was awesome because I learnt new coding things.”

Drop and leave programs

Drop and leave programs enable juniors to experience the Museum independently, discover and learn something new in an area of interest and access materials and resources that would not normally be available at home. All programs are managed and monitored by our experienced Learning and Engagement staff.