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Living the Curve: Communities surviving together

Museum experts talk about the objects, images and stories that reveal our community's social and creative response to COVID-19.

Artwork by Brendan Kennedy
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River of Language

ngulu wurneet, galada-al wurrung-u, parniwaru tyalingi, waran woorroong-ee, barringgi dyaling.

Airport entrance hall
Talk

Adapting the Curve: Panicking, pivoting and adapting

Museum experts talk about the objects, images and stories that reveal our community's social and creative response to COVID-19.

Woman giving a presentation
Talk

Museum Lectures

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

Blue, pink and red leaf, flower and pods shapes on a black background
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Top Designs 2020

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

Activity

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).

Two women in cloaks
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Two Strong Sisters Connected

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

Activity

Play Box

To help your littlie make the most of every single day, we’re opening early with a new play-based learning experience proudly supported by Biostime Nutrition.

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

E. coli bacteria
Exhibition

Gut Feelings

Microbes in your gut talk to your brain and body. Your microbes are beautiful. Be immersed. Be curious. Love your guts. 

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

Children’s Gallery

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

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map
Exhibition

First Peoples

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

Yellow butterfly on a blue background
Exhibition

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.
Exhibition

Road to Zero experience

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

Advertising posters
Show

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

garden
Activity

Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre's beautiful Indigenous garden.

Visitors viewing a showcase
Exhibition

Wild

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

Girls looking into case
Exhibition

The Melbourne Story

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

Trees and mist
Exhibition

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
Exhibition

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Detail of zinc etching
Display

Wurreka

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

Crinoid fossils and models
Exhibition

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

stuffed birds in showcase
Exhibition

Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

Exhibition

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
Exhibition

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery
Exhibition

Te Vainui O Pasifika

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

A child looking at Earth globe display
Exhibition

Dynamic Earth

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

Front view of mounted display shark
Exhibition

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
WorkshopOpens

Digital art class

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

Woman drawing shells on an ipad
WorkshopOpens

Co-creative teens

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

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