Listening pods, a fuzzy felt wall and a Kindness Café are all part of a new exhibition at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House (MoAD) that takes play – and the rights of children – seriously.
Unveiled to the public on Friday 1 December, PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard is the third iteration of a popular exhibition that brings children and adults together through the lens of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The all-new PlayUP explores Article 12 of the Convention – the right for children to have an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously by adults.
MoAD Director Daryl Karp said the interactive exhibition connects young visitors with the themes of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child through playful learning.
“PlayUP celebrates the role of children in our community and provides a welcoming environment for families to learn about and participate in democratic processes through imagination, roleplay and discovery,” said Ms Karp.
PlayUP – The Right to Have an Opinion and Be Heard is open daily from 9am to 5pm. For more information visit www.moadoph.gov.au.