Minecraft Heads to the Desert


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Tuesday 9 January | 10am - 4pm Sold Out
Wednesday 24 January | 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

Please note: Participants need to be reasonably proficient at using basic keyboard functions.

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In this Minecraft experience, young gamers embark on a thrilling journey to the desert, navigating the vast and mysterious landscapes of the virtual world.

Explore the arid realm, and discover secret passages and tracks as you navigate your way. Experience close encounters with creatures from the desert, and traverse the odd salt lake while desperately searching for water. Will you survive?

Get ready to explore the desert like never before, where every dune and bush hides a new adventure, and every challenge brings an opportunity to test your ability to survive!

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Need to be reasonably proficient at using basic keyboard functions
  • Create a desert landscape in a Minecraft world
  • Explore the Three Journeys exhibition and take inspiration
  • Share their creation with others in the group before taking home on their USB.

It's going to be a full day of fun, so make sure to bring a water bottle and your lunch.

Please be aware that participants will be playing Minecraft on a PC, not a gaming console. Basic knowledge of using computer keyboards and mice is necessary.

Note: All necessary technical equipment will be provided. However, please bring a 4GB USB for download to take home.

Participant reviews

“I liked it. It was very fun. I now know how to make your own block I also made new friends.” 11 years.

"It was fun. Harnesses imagination. Rating 4.5/5 stars." 8 years 

"I would come again if I had a chance and bring my friends." 8 years

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.

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