Museum holiday program a delight for ‘children’ of all ages

25 June 2015

You know that feeling as a kid on Christmas morning when you’ve opened up all your presents and you’re so excited you don’t know what to play with next? That pretty much sums up Cobb+Co Museum’s school holiday program, Under Construction.

Cobb+Co Museum Education Officer Tony Coonan said the program will feature everyone’s favourite construction toy, LEGO, as well as lots of ‘toys’ that even most grown-ups won’t have seen before.

“Under Construction encourages children to use their own imagination and make their own creations using LEGO bricks and other materials, while also teaching basic design principles.

“During the daily live shows, children learn how to design and build the strongest structures, and see how to make and program robots made from LEGO bricks.

“As a result of our collaboration with the University of Southern Queensland, we will have a 3D printer creating joint pieces to make the ultimate drinking straw bridge, an AR Parrot drone flying around the Museum, and a robot that can draw a picture on a ping pong ball.

“Members of the engineering student organisation Robogals will be running workshops in programming LEGO robots to move a ball around a maze.

“Younger children have a play area with dressing up and craft activities, and there will be LEGO, lots of LEGO!”

Under Construction runs 10am-3pm Monday 29 June – Friday 10 July (weekdays only). Cost is $10 per child and bookings are not required.

An evening session of Under Construction is on Wednesday 8 May, 4.30pm-7pm. Bookings for this session can be made online.

Find out more about Cobb+Co Museum’s holiday programs by calling 07 4659 4900.

Cobb+Co Museum is part of the Queensland Museum Network. Located in Lindsay Street, Toowoomba, the Museum opens daily from 10am – 4pm.

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