Are you ready for hands-on Museum fun from the comfort of your home? Explore our range of family-friendly activities inspired by items in Museums Victoria's collections and exhibitions!

The Fact Detectives

From our other museums

Blue banded bee model

Make a blue banded bee model

To celebrate World Bee Day on 20 May, we show you how to build a model of the blue banded bee.

Ride safe

Is your family spending more time on bikes, scooters or skateboards lately? Learn how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.

Pteranodon sternbergi


Did you know that the Pterodactyl was not a dinosaur? Invent your very own pterosaur using our activity sheets.

Diplodactylus tessellatus, Tessellated gecko, female with eggs. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gannawarra, Rifle Butt Road. Survey: MEB 2016 022, Field No: GWH007.

Meet a lizard, make a lizard

Step into the garden with Justin to meet someone special and be inspired to create your very own climbing gecko!

Worm on a black background

Creatures from the abyss

Join us on a journey into the deep before you can then download your very own worksheet of abyssal creatures, and create some of your own!


Colour in a dinosaur

We’d love to know what colour you think a dinosaur might be. Can you help us out?

Let's draw an owl

Help out our Ornithologists (a big fancy word for people who study birds) by learning more about the owls that live in Victoria.


Make magnets at home

Are magnets natural or made by humans? Simon answers this question as he explores some different types of magnets, including lodestones and electromagnets.

Let’s make bubbles

What’s more fun than bubbles? Learn how to use household items to create your own bubble wand!

Scienceworks Lightning Room demonstration with young audience.

Mini lightning and thunder

Lightning strikes around the world about 100 times a second. What is lightning, and where does it come from?

Getting sticky with static

Have you ever received a static shock from jumping on a trampoline? Or touching a door knob? Experiment with static electricity at home!

A close up view of the moon sculpture, showing craters and other geological features present on the moon surface.

Find the full moon

Full moons only happen once every month! Tonight, why not have a go at our moon activity?

Port Phillip Bay (?), Victoria, circa 1925.

Make a floating device

Design, build and test your own floating device using creativity, problem solving and a few things from around your house.

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