Discovery Centre: The Vikings are Coming


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Saturday 30 March -  Sunday 14 April 2024 | 10am - 4pm
Closed Good Friday 29 March 2024
Drop-in activity


Free - $5


All ages


Discovery Centre

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These school holidays the Discovery Centre will be filled with Viking inspired hands-on and immersive activities! 

Originally from Scandinavia, find out who the legendary warriors known as Vikings were. The mighty Vikings raided, explored, and traded with most of Europe. 

Dress in Viking clothes or make your own Viking helmet, sit in the Viking longhouse, and try your hand at hnefetafal (a Viking game) or follow the trail to decipher the words written in Nordic runes, solve them to enter in the prize draw.

Join us as we discover more about the Norsemen and life in the Viking Era!

School holidays activities

Viking Helmet | $2

Did the Vikings really have horns on their helmets? Find out when you use our printed die-cut sheets to create your very own helmet.

Viking Longboat | $2

Vikings are well known for their ability to travel long distances to raid and search for better land to settle on. They travelled on vessels called Longships (sometimes called Longboats or Dragon Boats). Use your boat building skills to create a die-cut scale model Longship.

Odin’s Suncatcher | $3

Using stained glass paints create a dazzling suncatcher that Odin would be happy putting up in the halls of Valhalla. Choose from various template designs to create your own suncatcher.

Fearsome Masks | $5

Paint your mask, decorate with tattoos, and stick on a bushy beard and eyebrows to complete the Vicious Viking look! Now you are ready to strike fear into the heart of unsuspecting grownups.

Norse Necklace | $3 

Guided activity Thursday 4 April 10.30am, 130pm
Guided activity Thursday 11 April 10.30am, 130pm 

Will you make a dragon head, a runic symbol, or your own design? Use polymer clay to shape and decorate your pendant, give it to the museum staff to oven bake before threading it ready to be worn.

Participants aged 12 and under must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian.
Please note, all required materials are provided.