Learning Destinations are places, clubs and organisations that provide high quality learning opportunities and activities to students.

Children’s University Australasia and Africa (IO) (Children’s University) members can ‘travel’ with their Passport to Learning to engage in learning activities and experiences – or Learning Destinations – with a ‘wow’ factor.

There are two types of Learning Destinations: Public Learning Destinations and Restricted Learning Destinations. A Public Learning Destination is one that can be accessed by any passport holder or member of the public, such as a museum or library. Restricted Learning Destinations are for a predetermined Children’s University audience and are typically school-based clubs.

We are so proud to offer Children’s University members an extensive range of unique and appealing Learning Destinations across Australia and New Zealand.

All organisations seeking to become Learning Destinations must undertake our quality assurance process, known as Planning for Learning, to ensure consistency in the quality of learning activities.

Learning Destinations are encouraged to provide both physical and virtual activities for Children’s University members. Partnering with Children’s University provides an opportunity to promote your activities to the Children’s University network both nationally and internationally.

Benefits to becoming a
Learning Destination

Children’s University participants are actively looking for places to visit that offer memorable educational activities and many will make repeat visits.

Encourage Visitation

This is a chance to reach out and engage with local schools, libraries and local residents.

Community Profile

You can receive real time stats on participation.

Insightful Reporting

Promote your day-to-day business, school holiday programs and upcoming events.

Marketing Benefits

You will be supporting the empowerment of children, especially from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Improve Equity

You are invited to participate in Children’s University graduations.

University Connections

You will be contributing to the success and achievement of young people.

Support Learning

Connect your business to a network that has a global reach.

International Profile

Learning Destinations

100s of Learning Destinations and activities for Children's University Members can be accessed when you login to the portal.
Below are our featured Learning Destinations for this month.

The Emu Valley Rhododendron Garden – A garden for all seasons
This remarkable private garden, built and operated by volunteers, is located near Burnie, in North-West Tasmania. The site was little more than scrub and blackberry infested hillside in 1981, before the vision of its founders and lots of hard work turned it into a world standard garden. A plant museum More than 24,000 rhododendrons and...
Lake Macquarie Council
Lake Macquarie Council has been working closely with Children’s University Newcastle since the program was launched in 2015. Arts, Culture & Tourism (ACT) at Lake Macquarie City Council offer a number of Learning Destination experiences to Children’s University members.  The Learning Destinations include the Museum of Art and Culture (MAC), library branches, Rathmines and Warners...
National Motor Museum – a celebration of history and heritage
Children’s University Partners since 2013, the History Trust of South Australia operate three museums – the National Motor Museum, the Migration Museum, and the South Australian Maritime Museum. Complementing those established museums is The Centre of Democracy – an exciting collaboration with the State Library of South Australia. They also partner with other Australian museums to present exhibitions....
International Antarctic Centre
Since the International Antarctic Centre (IAC) became a Learning Destination for Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University shortly after the programme started in New Zealand, the relationship has grown from strength to strength. Members have many exciting ways they can earn hours in their passport from them, including: Visiting the International Antarctic Centre CU members...
The City of Wanneroo Libraries and Museums – an inaugural Learning Destination
The City of Wanneroo Libraries and Museums has been a significant Learning Destination partner of Children’s University since the program first started in 2017. Libraries  City of Wanneroo has four Library locations that offer you (CU members) an exciting range of free regular children and youth activities.  Explore the world of books, open your mind...
SeaLink Ferries – a Moving Learning Destination
Children’s University partner and sponsor since 2021, SeaLink is our very first moving Learning Destination. Literally!  “SeaLink operates two large, fast and comfortable ocean-going catamaran ferries between Cape Jervis on the South Australian mainland and Penneshaw on Kangaroo Island.” It is a short, 45-minute crossing, during which passengers may be lucky enough to spot marine...

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