Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital at Broome Public Library

The National Capital Authority (NCA) is touring its educational travelling exhibition Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital to its next destination of Broome, in partnership with the Broome Public Library.

Brick by Brick is a hands-on educational exhibition that includes 30,000 LEGOTM bricks and construction sheets that gets children and adults creating replicas of their favourite buildings in their National Capital, Canberra.

The Federal Member for Durack, Melissa Price says Brick by Brick is a family activity that encourages everyone to discover more about Australia’s capital.

“The exhibition connects Canberra to the people of Broome, and lets them explore Canberra, its history and significance while having fun constructing iconic buildings like the Australian War Memorial and Parliament House out of LEGOTM,” Ms Price says.

Broome Shire Councillor, Mala Fairborn, says the exhibition is proving popular with visitors of all ages, but is especially aimed at primary school-aged students.

“LEGO is a perennial favourite for children and parents alike, and I’ve no doubt this feature will spark the creative interest of our Shire’s youngsters,” Cr Fairborn says.

“By bringing this exhibition to Broome, it will help connect northern Western Australia to our nation’s capital, which is important to all Australians, as the home to our Federal Parliament.”

The touring exhibition is designed for children from four years of age and is suitable for a range of abilities and teaches them to build iconic structures like Parliament House and the National Carillon using construction sheets.

Brick by Brick: Build Your Own Capital officially opens to the public at the Broome Regional Library, at the corner of Haas and Hamersley Streets, on 20 September and is open until 8 December 2017.

 

Days and Times for the event
Cost
Free
Location
Broome Public Library, cnr Hamersley and Haas St Broome WA 6725
Contact
Broome Public Library
Tel: (08) 9191 3477
Mob:
Email: library@broome.wa.gov.au
Web: Facilities and Recreation - Broome Public Library
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