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 Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens – What to do first?
With 14 hectares to explore, Australia’s second oldest botanic garden and ultimate collection of cool climate plants has so many things to see and do, it is easy to while away a relaxed day. Must sees The Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens is home to a number of unique collections, including Australia’s only Sub Antarctic plant...
Maitland Gaol
We are very excited to have Maitland Gaol as one of the Childrens University Newcastle’s new Learning Destinations. When Maitland Gaol closed it was the oldest continually operating gaol in Australia. With a vibrant history spanning more than 150 years, this former maximum security prison is open for everyone to explore. It is built of sandstone...
Ayers House Museum – a partnership that crosses generations
Partners since 2015, Ayers House Museum is the last remaining mansion on North Terrace, in the heart of Adelaide. This beautiful Victorian home offers visitors a hands-on experience of 19th Century living. Roll dough in the kitchen or explore the house at your own pace. Try your hand at sewing, play games or make a greeting card.
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...
Perth Zoo
A day at Perth Zoo is an unforgettable experience as you and your family may find yourself getting close to a Sumatran Tiger, African Lion or an Asian Elephant on a self-guided or a Zoo Walks and Talks tour. Plan your zoo visit and check out some of the animals you’ll get to meet during...
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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