PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard

PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard

PlayUP is the Museum of Australian Democracy's imaginative family space with activities to educate, excite and challenge young minds.

With listening pods and a roleplay Kindness Café, a fuzzy felt wall and facilitated craft activities, PlayUP has a range of exciting and immersive experiences that flip the traditional idea of museums completely on its head.

Free 2 hour sessions are facilitated everyday at 10am with additional afternoon sessions only on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2pm. Craft topics change weekly. Bookings are essential via the MoAD website.
  • Two girls laughing at interactive letter wall in MoAD’s PlayUP exhibition space
    MoAD’s PlayUP exhibition is for all families
  • Young girl making cardboard and feather craft with a MoAD PlayUP facilitator
    Enjoy daily facilitated craft activities
  • Two children playing in a puppet theatre while man watched on cushions
    Tell stories in the interactive puppet theatre
  • Three young children playing shop in the Kindness Café space
    Make new friends in the Kindness Café
  • Young girl and woman playing with historic telephone display items
    Explore historic communication technology objects
  • Girl putting a pink token in a bucket to vote on a question on the wall
    Cast your vote in PlayUP
  • Colourful lamps and shelves of books in The Stories Room space
    Explore Australian tales in The Stories Room
  • Girl with flower in hair doing craft with MoAD PlayUP facilitator
    MoAD facilitators are ready to lend a hand
  • Toddler with his arms outstretched as woman looks for letters to attach to interactive wall
    Share your ideas on the giant magnetic wall
  • Exhibition entry words: “Article 12 The right to have your opinion heard”
    PlayUP explores the United Nation Convention on the Rights of a Child in a a playful way



7 May - 31 Dec 2021

Next occurrence: 20 Oct 2021


Daily: 9am-5pm




Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times.

Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf.

Suitable for guests with a vision impairment. Attained by providing for guests with partial vision impairment or total loss of useable vision.


PlayUP: The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard

Museum of Australian Democracy, 18 King George Terrace, Old Parliament House, Parkes, Australian Capital Territory, Australia




Conference/Function Facilities

Family Friendly

Non Smoking Establishment

Parents Room