Stories and surprises

Duration: 45 minutes
Onsite excursion
Early Stage 1

Engage with intriguing collection items and enjoy the magic of stories at the BIG Library.

With four new themes to choose from, each workshop will include exploring selected collection items, fabulous stories and a fun craft to take home. Designed for 3 to 5 year olds, this is the perfect excursion for early learning centres or groups of 10 to 20 children accompanied by their carers.

Choose between four themes:

In the night

Pick up a torch and explore the Amaze Gallery. Join us to share stories about night time and create a glow-in-the-dark craft. 

Pretty patterns

Spots and dots, shapes and stripes! Search for patterns in the Library and make some of your own with interesting materials.

A day on the water

Visit the Paintings from the Collection exhibition and search for boats in the paintings. Stay a while to share some fishy stories and craft.

Cat capers

There's a cheeky cat hiding in the Library - can you help us find him? 

Excursion Summary

Minimum group size


Maximum group size



$50 for a group of 10, $75 for a group 11–20.


Weekdays during term time


45 minutes

Minimum supervision ratio

Kindergarten – Year 2 - 1 adult per 5 students

State Library of New South Wales

1 Shakespeare Place
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 292731414