Holidays here at Museums Victoria
We'll take your family to the moon, give you a peek inside the Christmas windows, and get you talking about love.
Museums Victoria is proud to present a wondrous and engaging suite of school holidays programming for visitors of all ages. Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, and Immigration Museum are ringing in the silly season and celebrating summer.
Melbourne Museum proudly explores the inspirational story of Nelson Mandela, with specially-developed Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition. Pre-purchase your tickets via Ticketek for a 10% discount. Also on now is Make Believe: The Story of the Myer Christmas Windows - a glittering celebration of one of Melbourne's most beloved traditions. Until Christmas Eve, families can make their own Christmas cards inspired by the 2018 Myer Christmas windows. From Boxing Day, kids can create personalised take-home Christmas windows. Or, bring us your leftover wrapping and ribbon to make some funny trash puppets! Take a wander through the Forest Gallery or climb through the famous Children's Gallery while you're here. Find out more about Melbourne Museum's school holiday activities.
Take a leap at Scienceworks, with their moon-themed exhibitions and programs. Wonder at Museum of the Moon, a picture-perfect 7-metre 3D super-realistic sculpture of the moon. Lie beneath it and hear moon stories. Then, test out Earthlight - Lunar Hub; a unique multi-player virtual reality experience where visitors take a moonwalk and explore a lunar hub. There'll be a 'moon rocks' on a meteorite touch table, moon-themed daily Planetarium shows. Check out the daily 'To the moon and back' live amphitheatre show. Elsewhere, the littlies can romp through Ground Up: Building Big Ideas, Together and older kids can soak up the majesty of unseen science at Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen.
Immigration Museum is further developing into the place to be for families, friends, and community. Hear beautiful stories of all kinds of human connection in the moving new Love exhibition. Tell those you love that you're wild about them with our special card-making workshops. Have a picnic in the beautiful Tribute Garden, right in the heart of the city. Or explore and celebrate our human commonalities and differences in Identity: Yours, Mine, Ours.
"There is much fun to be had across Museums Victoria's venues these summer holidays. We warmly welcome everyone – Melbournians and those visiting our city, to come along and experience the range of wondrous galleries, events and activities on offer." said Lynley Marshall, CEO Museums Victoria.
Why not share the love and gift a Museum Membership? A roundup of discounts, exclusive access, and special events is available to our valued Museum Members.
Another year, another trip around the sun for Museums Victoria as it continues to deliver unmissable experiences and welcome visitors of all ages, from all walks of life.
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