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Kids Takeover

05 July 2022, 10:00am3:00pm
BookingsBookings required
Location State Library Victoria
Corner of La Trobe and Russell Street
Accessibility Has wheelchair access

Join us at the Library as we transform our spaces into an interactive and colourful playground during the wintry school holidays.

Please note: while our free tickets are now booked out, you can still receive access to all free Kids Takeover activities as a bonus through the paid ticketing below.

Free events

Explore Skunk Control’s ethereal floating landscape and construct an intricate 3D flower in the Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter.

Shake it out with a silent disco set to the tunes of pop and classic hits in the Create Quarter.

Relax in a bean-bag reading lounge located in the Quad.

Light up the night sky with a paper-crafting lantern-making session in the Ian Potter Queen’s Hall.

Explore wonder and play with an Illuminated Angels performance throughout the Library.

Paid events 

Enjoy a performance by comedian and television presenter Josh Earl who promises to make your little ones laugh with his brand new show, Human Kind. It's a hilarious and delightfully human-centred show, all about the best and quirkiest parts of humanity - it's not to be missed!

This performance will take place at 1pm in the Conversation Quarter. Cost $20 per child and carers are free.

Please note: LEGO® treasure hunt has now sold out.

Re-live summer at the Library with the much-loved LEGO® treasure hunt returning for the winter school holidays. Visitors will explore spaces of the Library and follow clues on a treasure map to create their own take-home LEGO® brick model.

Pick up your LEGO® treasure hunt kit from 10am until 3pm in the Russell Street Welcome Zone. Cost $15 per kit.

Family member passes

State Library Family members are invited to use a complimentary family pass for this event to make your booking experience simple! A family pass includes: entry and access to 'Kids Takeover' free activities, 1 x child entry to Josh Earl's paid performance (carers free) and LEGO® treasure hunt kits for the family.

Pauline Gandel Children's Quarter, supported by Gandel Foundation, is a purpose-built space for children and families to read, learn and play, with an associated program of activities

Planning your visit

State Library Victoria is a Child Safe Organisation. Children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Read about our COVID-safe Library.

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