Children's University Adelaide

The Army Museum of South Australia is pleased that it has become a ‘Learning Destination’ for children participating in Children’s University Adelaide, part of Children’s University Australia.

Children’s University Australia provides children with exciting free range learning activities outside day to day school work, whether that be before school, lunch time, after school, in the school holidays etc. The best part about Children’s University Australia is that it’s voluntary, so children choose which activities they like to participate in, where, when and how they would like to do them. The things they learn about will always be able to be connected to something that could be studied at a university. 

Validated Children’s University Australia Learning Destinations (the fun places children go to do cool things) all have a Children’s University Australia Learning Destination sticker in the window. 

Go in there and participate in an activity, take the Passport to Learning with you and get a stamp for the time spent learning. The more activities completed, the more hours and stamps will be put in the Passport to Learning, and the graduation will be. 

Once enough hours have been collected, graduation will occur in an iconic location such as Bonython Hall at the University of Adelaide, where you will be presented with your certificate at a special ceremony, wearing a cap and gown, like any other university student.

The Children’s University concept is relatively simple:

  • it offers superior educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years
  • volunteering opportunities for 15-18 year olds outside of school
  • and recognises their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations.

Children’s University is child led, meaning that children choose what activities they would like to participate in, and participation occurs on a voluntary basis.

“You can learn anywhere.. not just in a classroom and you can learn from all sorts of people in all sorts of situations,” The Honourable Lea Stevens, Northern Connections.

Orientation video:

Click here to view a video of the Army Museum of SA prior to your visit.