School holiday entertainment at the National Wool Museum

Wadawurrung Dja: Awakening Country is on display 24 June – 13 November. (Supplied)

Visit the National Wool Museum this winter and experience award winning galleries, inspiring exhibitions, and fun workshops.

Realm, an imaginative world of play and mystery, is coming to the National Wool Museum for the school holidays. Created by award winning local artist Laura Alice, the space encourages imaginative and creative play.

This stunning interactive experience is filled with magical projections, light play, soundscapes, and illustrations. All young visitors will enjoy giant colouring-in walls, shadows made with recycled materials, mystical animations, and Laura’s illustrations, all bringing moments of joy and storytelling.

Celebrate the new life each season brings and connect with country through the artwork of Deanne Gilson, Wadawurrung Dja: Awakening Country. Through her work, Deanne captures the changes throughout the six Wadawurrung seasons by painting her Dja (Country), people, plants and animals. The six seasons artworks capture one being traversed through different layers of country from the under country to the sky country, all is accepted as being linked as one.

The Bogong Moth Ceremony highlights that country is changing with the environmental changes happening now, with the moth being on the endangered list.

Don’t miss this multi award-winning gallery On the Land: Our Story Retold, which tells the story of people and places and our impact on the land. Suitable for the entire family, the exhibition is contemporary and interactive, encouraging curiosity about Geelong, environment, farming, the region’s traditional owners and sheep!

The youngest visitors can also experience the collection and exhibitions through the regular Museum Explorer series. Be immersed in the museum experience by taking part in a Mini Maker workshop, enjoy interactive story telling or take part in a sensory play day.

The National Wool Museum is open Daily 10am-3pm. 26 Moorabool Street, Geelong. Visit