Early Start Discovery Space in Wollongong is the first dedicated children’s museum in the world based on a university campus. It provides interactive experiences, stimulating educational programs and learn-through-play activities for children aged birth to 10 years and their families.
Their existing website was not meeting the needs of either the organisation or visitors, being difficult to update and not very user-friendly for busy families planning a visit. The site also needed to better organise and present the range of experiences offered at the Discovery Space, the daily activity schedules and upcoming special events.
A visually engaging, family-friendly site was designed with navigation that is easy to see and use to quickly get to the information needed to plan a visit. Quirky illustrative brand elements were incorporated with clever overlapping of elements and imagery to bring the Discovery Space experience to life.
A comprehensive event management solution was implemented and customised to display daily activity schedules and upcoming events, and integrated with the Discovery Space's third party ticketing system. Ways to publish research articles, fun activities for families to do at home and news were incorporated to enable the Discovery Space to share more of their expertise with a wider audience.