Discover the wonders of flight, learn about Australia's First Peoples, and have a dance, this school holidays at Museums Victoria

Museums Victoria school holidays activities, 30 June–15 July, 2018, free with Museum Entry.

Photos taken by Bonnie Elliott during the creation of Barangaroo Ngangamay by Genevieve Grieves and Amanda Jane Reynolds, 2017.

Museums Victoria’s has crafted a diverse, engaging and most importantly, fun set of school holiday activities for children of all ages. With winter in full swing, these indoor activities will open children’s eyes to the wonders of science, technology, and art. Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum are proud to present these hands-on, exciting activities and tours, running from Saturday June 30 to Sunday July 15.

Scienceworks will captivate kids young and old with powerful flight simulations, and engaging ways to learn about the might of engineering. Part of an exciting period of redevelopment, ‘Above & Beyond: The Ultimate Interactive Flight Exhibition’ is currently showing in collaboration with NASA and Boeing. Bring the kids to engage with these powerful flight simulations, and learn about the might of engineering. The daily ‘Winging It’ live shows will then take kids on a thrilling journey through the past and future of aeronautics. Bigger kids can also explore the invisible forces of science in the brand new, $3.7 million gallery redevelopment ‘Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen’. More information about what is on at Scienceworks this school holidays is available here.

At Melbourne Museum, kids can discover the amazing bark canoes that the First Peoples of Southeastern Australia used to move over water, and even make their own mini canoe to take home. In celebration of NAIDOC Week, kids can join our new First Peoples tour guides in the Milarri Gardens, to explore how Victorian First Peoples lived sustainably on the land. Kids of all ages can explore the world of Vikings at Vikings: Beyond the Legend and join workshops on making Scandinavian bread making, picking and curing. More information on all Melbourne Museum school holiday programming is available here.

The Immigration Museum will engage children with an inspirational human journey this winter, in-line with its beautiful Mao’s Last Dancer exhibition, which tells the incredible story of Li Cunxin, one of the world’s most famous ballet dancers. The ‘Dream Dancer’ program involves craft, storytelling and dance workshops. The Barangaroo Ngangamay exhibition, which celebrates the strength and creativity of Aboriginal women, will host kid’s dance workshops and a special afternoon film screening and talk. Plus - Chinese square dancing lessons! More information on these events is available here.

With these activities, Museums Victoria continues its commitment to delivering unmissable experiences that welcome and celebrate all communities. Something for all families this school holidays at Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and the Immigration Museum. 

For information please contact:

Anastasia Casagrande
Anastasia Casagrande
Media & Communications Officer
[email protected]
0466 622 621

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