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Melbourne Museum x Plaza Summer Sessions
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Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions x Plaza Series

Summer Sessions at Melbourne Museum offer Summerthing for everyone!


Gung | create, make, do, love

A new exhibition by Wergaia and Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.

Woman with a tattoo on her chin. The background is a green woven plant fibre with digital flowers

Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika

Welcome to Te Vainui O Pasifika | the great waters of the Pacific peoples.

Visitors viewing a showcase


See over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.

Online Activity

Wild animals drawing webinar

Join us to learn how to draw the favourite animal from the Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world exhibition.


Summer Holiday Program

Join us these summer holidays as we celebrate and learn about south-eastern First Peoples’ knowledge of the environment.

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The Tony Allen Experience - A Live Tribute

A tribute to and celebration of the great Nigerian afrobeat drummer, innovator and musical director.

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Space Echo Plaza presented by Crown Ruler & Wondercore Island

Join us for what is set to be an incredibly special moment as some of Naarm’s biggest music heavyweights join forces for a stand-alone improvisational performance.

Two women in cloaks

Two Strong Sisters Connected

Two Strong Sisters Connected celebrates Victorian Elders and artists Aunty Eileen Harrison and Aunty Rochelle Patten.

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Melbourne International Comedy Festival + Lion King (1994)

A unique night of comedy and film.

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Comedy and Movie Sessions

We have your Thursday and Sunday nights sorted outdoors this summer. Choose your session here!

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Melbourne Music Week Extended Sessions

Choose from a fresh line-up of outdoor live music every Friday and Saturday night this summer.

Bird of paradise flower on a blue background

Daytime Plaza Sessions

Come and hang out in the outdoor café with fantastic food, coffee, shade and Museum Stories on the big screen.

Feather on a blue background

Museum Sessions

Explore the wondrous offerings available within the Museum.


WORLDS Immersive – Learning Lab

An experience where art and science collide to explore the patterns and evolution of nature and our relationship to it.

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. 


Sea Lions: Life by a Whisker 3D

A classic coming-of-age tale filled with hope, humour and wonder, told through a vast ocean that connects us all.

Two children using a touch-table

Give your holidays a boost at Road to Zero

Boost your children’s holiday fun at the TAC’s Road to Zero Education Complex at Melbourne Museum these summer holidays.


100 Tiny Dinosaurs

Dinosaurs have escaped the Mini Mega Model Museum and are hiding from the staff. Where, oh where could they be? Join the prehistoric search and help us find out.

Doll's House - F.A. Clemons, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s.

Mini Mega Model Museum

Welcome to the Mini Mega Model Museum, where the apples are wax, the Colosseum is small and the models really work!

Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children’s Gallery

A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.

Online Talk

Members virtual event: Live from the image collections

Join the Senior Curator Fiona Kinsey and Collection Manager Lorenzo Iozzi for an intimate snapshot of the collection dating back to the 1800s.


Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre's beautiful Indigenous garden.

Wall and floor projections in the Learning Lab showcase.

River Connections – Learning Lab

Award winning River Connections is an immersive projection experience in Melbourne Museum's Learning Lab. 

Online Talk

Melbourne Fashion Festival LIVE from the Clothing & Textiles Collection Store

Museums Victoria is throwing open its closet doors to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Blue, pink and red leaf, flower and pods shapes on a black background

Top Designs 2020

Glimpse into the future of Australian design when Melbourne Museum showcases the work of outstanding VCE and VET design students.


The Listies totally serious 100% fact filled guide to the Melbourne Museum

Join Rich (the smart one) and Matt (the other one) as they venture forth to discover the secrets of the Learnadome (what Matt calls the Museum).

Yellow butterfly on a blue background

Treasures of the Natural World

The best of London’s Natural History Museum is coming to Australia.

Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.

Road to Zero experience

The world’s first immersive experience that explores a future free from deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Detail of zinc etching


An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples

Advertising posters

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

Protoceratops andrewsi (Cretaceous) from the Dinosaur Walk gallery at the Melbourne Museum.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.

Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.

Visitor in front of butterfly display at the entrance to Bugs Alive exhibition

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.


The Mind

Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.

Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.

Front view of mounted display shark

Marine Life

Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.

Woman sitting on the floor drawing on an iPad

Digital art class

Be inspired by our unique and wondrous collection to create your own digital masterpiece.

Woman drawing shells on an ipad

Co-creative teens

Art and Science collide in this digital drawing class for teens.

Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

Come on a journey of discovery with a program of Zoom-hosted talks.

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