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Happy Birthday Play School

Happy Birthday Play School logo

Open wide, come inside

Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima are heading to Gold Coast City Gallery as part of a celebratory exhibition to commemorate the 50th birthday of the much-loved Australian television program – Play School.

The exhibition will feature the iconic Rocket Clock, Flower Clock and the famous Play School Windows.

Play School stars Big Ted, Little Ted, Humpty and Jemima are also joining the exhibition party, which provides adults a chance to reminisce about their favourite presenters and children an opportunity to get up close to these program icons.

The colourful exhibition explores the five decades of Play School by featuring toys, props and costumes from each period, alongside archival audio and video clips of past programs and presenters having fun.

Join in the celebrations! Happy Birthday Play School: Celebrating 50 years will run from 3 December 2016 to 5 February 2017.

Happy Birthday Play School : Celebrating 50 years is a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia and the ABC.


Gallery Hours
Mon-Fri:  10am – 5pm
Sat & Public Holidays: 11am – 5pm
Sun: 8.30am – 5pm
Christmas Closures: We will be closed Sun 25, Mon 26  and Tues 27 Dec, re-opening Wed 28 Dec.


Share your pictures on Instagram @goldcoastcitygallery  #playschool50


Public Programs

Come and Play Space –  3 Dec 2016 – 5 Feb 2017

Kids Workshop: Robot Helmet

Collection of toys ready for Happy Birthday Play School, © Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2016 | Hosts John Waters and Benita Collings, © Australian Broadcasting Corporation 2016 |  Rocket Clock from Play School. Photographer: George Serras, National Museum of Australia

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