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Little Day Out is a curated list of fun things to do for kids in Sydney. We save you time by selecting just six weekend activities we think are the best of what's on

Powerhouse Museum - Brilliant Brains, 11am and 3pm, Kids Free, Age: All

Powerhouse Museum - Brilliant Brains, 11am and 3pm, Kids Free, Age: All

Fun, interactive games, demonstrations and short workshops to learn about current research on how children learn language.

Over the first years of life, children rapidly discover the speech sounds of their language, build a rich vocabulary, map complex meanings to words, and uncover the rules of grammar. How do they accomplish these amazing feats?

Join us and learn how language scientists from Macquarie University’s Child Language Lab solve the puzzles of language learning!

In this event, children of all ages can take part in interactive demonstrations and games on iPads, laptops and an ultrasound machine that shows images of the tongue! There will also be fun guessing games, including ‘can you predict what I’m going to say?’, ‘what language is this?’ and the much-discussed ‘do you hear Yanny or Laurel?’ question. Kids and adults alike will have great fun learning about recent research on how children acquire sounds, words, and grammar in their first or second language and will have opportunities to ask questions of researchers.

This event and workshop is part of Big Science Day at Powerhouse Museum. Ticket to Big Science Day includes Museum Entry.

The Powerhouse Museum will  be buzz with science action during Big Science Day. Come and engage in hands-on activities, demonstrations and exhibits which explore the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM). From meeting scientists to coding robots you can explore the differences and changes that modern science and technologies bring to our lives.

Watch a Mars Rover travel across the red planet, peer under a microscope and draw your own specimen and explore physics in our engineering challenges.

For more info, check out the official website here

When: Sunday, 12th August 2018
Time: 11am - 3pm

Ages: All

Price: Book tickets online here

Adult: $15
Concession: $8
Child: Free
MAAS Member: Free

Where: Powerhouse Museum
500 Harris Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007 

Parking: 
Wilson Parking (adjacent to Novotel Sydney Central), 179 Thomas Street, Haymarket
Harbourside Car park, 100 Murray Street, Pyrmont. Phone 1800 PARKING (1800 727 5464)

Discounted $15 all day parking is available for Powerhouse Museum visitors. To obtain the discount, your parking ticket must be validated at the designated machine located in the Museum shop before returning to the car park.

Onsite Cafe: MAAS Cafe
Awesome Coffee: The Q on Harris

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