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All activities are approved by the Children's University, so whether you are visiting us or doing the activities at home, remember to update your passport at the Information Desk!

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Family activities

Build a bug, family fun activity at the State Library of SA

Build A Bug

Be inspired to build your own bug from watercolour paintings of insects found in George French Angas’ South Australia Illustrated, a snapshot of some of the earliest views of South Australia in 1844.

Family Trail

Family trail

Take an adventure through the Library to discover the many treasures and stories to be found.

Start by picking up your printed Family Trail from our Welcome Desk in the glass foyer of the Spence Wing. Continue to the famous Mortlock Wing, and then on to the Treasures Wall exploring the library to finish at the Institute Building.

Footy fun at the State Library of SA

Footy fun

We are busily planning some exciting programs and activities for families and children which will complement the upcoming SANFL exhibition, so keep an eye on the website and our socials for more details.

What's On at the State Library

The first successful balloon ascent in Adelaide, Saturday 24 June 1871. SLSA B13519.jpg
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ABC TV’s Tiny Oz comes to the Library

13 April to 29 May

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Free entry