Kids & families

Explore the gardens and exhibitions at Heide Museum of Modern Art and discover fun for the whole family.

    Mini Twitchers

    Be a twitcher for a day and spot some beautiful birds in the Heide Sculpture park!

    Use a map to locate each area where the twelve painted birds are hidden in trees in the sculpture park.

    Once you have found all of the birds you can cut out and keep the cards to help you identify these birds in the future!

    Make sure you keep your eyes peeled for the real birds on your twitching adventure!

    Print a copy at home or play Mini Twichers on your phone or device.

    © the artist

    HEIDE DETECTIVE

    Play detective around Heide and follow clues around the gallery and sculpture park. Trails can be printed at home or collected from the Heide III information desk, in the main entrance to the museum.

    Sculpture park detective

    Explore Heide's sculpture park with these fun Sculpture Park activities!

    Inge King, Rings of Saturn 2005-06, stainless steel, 450 x 450 x 450 cm, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Commissioned through the Heide Foundation with significant assistance from Lindsay and Paula Fox 2005, Photograph: John Gollings

    Sculpture Sounds

    A FREE musical adventure through the sculpture park for kids and their grown ups

    Play now!

    Simryn Gill, Half Moon Shine 2013, mild steel, 160 cm (diam.), Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne, On long-term loan from Simryn Gill, Photograph: Jeremy Weihrauch, © the artist

    Our top 5 tips for families

    1. Take on our Heide Detective challenge; a great way to entertain kids in the gallery.
    2. Make the most of our facilities: cloakroom and changing facilities can be found in the museum and Café Heide has yummy treats for kids.
    3. Bring a picnic and let the kids run around the sculpture park.
    4. Get involved in one of our programs for kids and families such as Heide Art Kinder, Art Babies or get creative in a school holiday activity.
    5. Walk around the kitchen garden and see what veggies our gardeners are planting.