Saturday, May 14, 2016

Day 2403 - The National Museum of Australia - Play School Exhibition #PlaySchool50

Happy 50th Birthday Playschool!

Humpty Dumpty at the Play School "Celebrating 50 Years" exhibition at the National Museum.
Who doesn't love Humpty Dumpty? He's so jolly and fat.  He and the Play School gang are such a huge part of my childhood.

This morning while the boys were off surfing, my daughter and I headed to the National Museum to check out the Play School exhibition.

All our favourites were there including Big Ted, Little Ted, Jemima and Humpty.

Let's not forget the rocket clock, the day of the week flower, puppets and the magic windows.

The exhibition also goes into the history of the show and shares photos and snippets from our favourite presenters.

There were a few very "playschool-esque" hands on activities for the kids which was great to see.  The room was very full when we were there today with lots of enthusiastic little ones participating in the craft and playing with a few of the bits and pieces on offer.

The National Museum gift shop also has a bunch of Play School toys for sale including Humpty, Jemima and the Teds which is lovely.

While entry into the National Museum is free, you do have to pay for the Play School exhibition.  It's $8 for adults, $6 for concession, $4 for children and under 5s are free.  If you are a member of the Museum you get your entry for half price (with children free).

The exhibition room is only small and you can pretty much get around it in five minutes if you wish.  Or you can take an hour. It's up to you just how long you want to pore over your childhood memories.

I have to be honest - I was a little disappointed that it was in such a small space and wondered if perhaps they could have added a little bit more to get our money's worth.

Having said that, it brought my childhood memories alive and you can't put a price on that!

The Play School "celebrating 50 years" exhibition runs from 7 May through to 24 July 2016.

If you're in the ACT, be sure to check it out!

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