Kids don’t just learn in the classroom, reading from workbooks. There is so much to be learned from the world around us, and these upcoming shows and exhibitions, must-watch documentaries and informative podcasts are a great place to start.
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World Upside Down // HOTA
Discover secrets and surprises, where nature is not what it seems in World Upside Down, the first exhibition in HOTA’s new Children’s Gallery. The young and young-at-heart can be curious and creative through interactive art and hands on making activities, designing a future where we all belong.
Bluey’s Big Play // QPAC
When Dad feels like a little bit of Sunday arvo time out, Bluey and Bingo have other plans! Join them as they pull out all of the games and ingenuity at their disposal to get Dad off that bean bag.
Little Artlab: String Stories // HOTA
In this Little Artlab session, kids will learn about the traditional eco-story of the Talwalpin (Cotton Tree) and Gowinka (Red Mangrove) from Quandamooka (Moreton Bay area) and make something to wear using strong and beautiful natural string.
Powerkids Artlab // Brisbane Powerhouse
Explore the fantastical world of nonsense poetry through the writing of Edward Lear, Lewis Carroll and more, and experiment with the artists of Little Match Productions in a multi-sensory experience combining storytelling, music and visual arts in fun, play-based activities for 0-5 year-olds.
The Gifting Tree // GoMA
Based on artworks by three Indian contemporary artists, children can reflect on their own experiences of trees through two hands-on activities. Taking inspiration from the artists’ work, children are invited to draw about the importance of planting trees and put their art on display in the exhibition space.
But Why? // Podcast
This is a show led by kids! You ask the questions and they find the answers – it’s a big interesting world out there. On ‘But Why’, they tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world.
Expedition China // Documentary
Since we can’t really travel, why not adventure to the fascinating world of China with this breathtaking documentary? In it, filmmakers capture never-before-seen footage of baby pandas, monkeys and more, and share how much work goes into making a wildlife documentary.
Fierce Girls // Podcast
From athletes to aviators, scientists to spies. From the deep blue sea to the dark, black skies. Australia is full of girls who dare to do things differently. Adventurous girls. Girls with guts and spirit. You know what they are? They’re FIERCE. And these are their stories.
The Short Game // Documentary
You probably aren’t familiar with the lives of these seven-year-old golf pros just yet, but after watching this adorable doco, you’ll be hooked. The film follows eight young golfers on their journey to compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf – hilarity, and cuteness, ensues.