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For all ages | 16 December - 3 January | During opening hours | The Parlour, level 1 | Free
There are some very sneaky secrets hidden around State Library this Summer Festival. Collect the clues and get to know your library in this self-guided scavenger hunt.
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Join us for a summer of fun at our annual Summer Festival, 14 Dec - 25 Jan! With activities for children of all ages, there will be something new and exciting for your family to explore.
Bring children under 5 and explore our Jarjum Stories exhibition or dance and sing at a free First 5 Forever session.
Children 8-14 can engineer a robot racer using Lego, challenge themselves with a treasure hunt and join a game of comic book scrabble.
Teens can spark their imagination and meet new people with dedicated Dungeons and Dragons workshops, fabric printing, exploring new worlds in a VR (virtual reality) environment. Plus, teens can design their own spaces and objects, using creative and technology equipment at The Edge, including sewing machines and the laser cutter.
For ticketed activities, please be advised for that your financial institution may incur an additional processing fee. Cancellations will be accepted up to 24 hours prior to event commencement.
State Library films, records and photographs events for use in marketing and communications. If you do not wish to be filmed, recorded or photographed please advise State Library staff upon your arrival.