Spring into fun with Museums Victoria this school holidays

Mini figurines on a Jukebox Stage – RELICS: A New World Rises. Source Museums Victoria.

Get ready for an exciting adventure this spring school break from Saturday 16 September with Museums Victoria.

Explore Horridus, the extraordinary 67-million-year-old Triceratops, immerse yourself in the captivating world of RELICS: A New World Rises where pre-loved LEGO® pieces come alive and uncover the magical connection between wizarding creatures and our natural world in Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature at Melbourne Museum.

At Scienceworks, prepare for a variety of fun and educational holiday programs, including exclusive new shows in the Melbourne Planetarium, and enjoy a range of special screenings at IMAX.

See below for spring school holiday program details:

Melbourne Museum

RELICS: A New World Rises
1 Sep – 28 Jan | Daily | Surcharged | Adult $27.50, senior $22.50, child/concession $17.50, member adult $22, member child/concession $14 (includes Melbourne Museum entry)

Set in a future long after humanity’s reign, RELICS tells the story of a world where LEGO® minifigures have risen from the debris to craft intricate civilisations in discarded human artefacts, each one inspired by the object they now call home.

Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature
Until 8 Oct | Daily | Surcharged | Adult $32, child $18, concession $22, member $14 (includes Melbourne Museum entry)

Don’t miss this fantastic exhibition! Through the magical combination of science, nature, and fantasy, Fantastic Beasts: The Wonder of Nature explores how the natural world has inspired myths, legends, and magical creatures for generations.

Created by Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment and the Natural History Museum London, this extraordinary exhibition highlights links between the magical creatures of the wizarding world and the remarkable animals of our natural world, rooted in scientific fact told through a fantastic lens. Fantastic Beasts closes 8 October.

Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs
Daily | Included with Melbourne Museum entry

Come face to face with one of the most awe-inspiring creatures ever to walk the Earth. Meet the most complete real dinosaur in Australia, 67-million-year-old Horridus the Triceratops, only at Melbourne Museum. Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs is an immersive voyage into a lost world, where visitors will explore the landscapes of the Cretaceous and get to know the creatures that thrived there.

Triceratops in Technicolour<span
16 Sep – 30 Sep (excluding Mondays and Sundays) | Daily | Surcharged | Adult $30, children $30, member adult $20, member child $20, concession $25

Curious about the Triceratops' majestic hues? Ready to embark on an exciting journey of discovery? Join us on an adventure where kids and their accompanying adults unite their creative powers to conjure a one-of-a-kind, augmented reality Triceratops using the magical canvas of Procreate. Let's dive into the past and bring forth a vibrant prehistoric wonder like never before!

The Dino Show at Melbourne Museum
23 Sep – 1 Oct | Daily | Surcharged | Children $10, adult $10, member adult $8, member child $8, concession $8, member concession $7

Ever pondered how dinosaur detectives piece together the epic tales of ancient creatures? Join the spirited and knowledgeable character, Dr Fossiline, in this thrilling show to uncover the dinosaur fossils and footprints that unlock the secrets of dinosaurs that walked the land we call home today.

Dino Gang Diner
16 Sep – 2 Oct | Daily | Included with Melbourne Museum entry

From fabulous fern salads to mighty mammal burgers, create a plate of delicious delicacies and learn about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores, the special teeth that helped them eat, and make a plate of food for a hungry dinosaur.

Gandel Gondwana Garden
Daily | Included with Melbourne Museum entry

Explore Victoria’s ancient landscapes and learn about creatures that once walked this land, from dinosaurs and megafauna to the ancestors of today’s iconic Australian species. Gandel Gondwana Garden is a living outdoor gallery where you can step into the ecosystems of the past. Touch replicas of the bones, teeth and claws of ancient creatures. Experience First Peoples' knowledge passed through thousands of generations, and uncover traces of Gondwana, the supercontinent that once connected Australia to the world.

Road to Zero - Holiday Helmet Hunt
18 Sep – 30 Sep | Daily (excluding Sunday 24 Sep) | Free program

Families come together in an engaging scavenger hunt, joining forces to unlock the secrets of the Road to Zero Experience Space. Amidst the adventure, delve into problem-solving puzzles to help Jessie find their missing bike helmet. Can you find the code word to reveal where the helmet is hidden? At the heart of this program lies an emphasis on the importance of wearing safety-approved bicycle helmets during activities like biking, scootering, and skateboarding.

Suitable for 5 – 13-year-olds.


Cardboard City Crafters
16 Sep – 1 Oct | 10:00am – 4:00pm | Daily | Included with Scienceworks entry

Help us build a cardboard city these school holidays. From towering skyscrapers, futuristic spaceports to winding roads and bustling city squares, the possibilities are endless. Presented in collaboration with internationally renowned artists Isobel Knowles and Cat Rabbitare Melbourne-based.

Building Vs Wild
16 Sep – 1 Oct | 12:00pm, 2:00pm | Daily | Included with Scienceworks entry

Join us in the Scienceworks Amphitheatre for a free 15-minute live show that will explore the incredible science behind how built structures withstand the wildest forces of nature.

From the tallest skyscrapers to the longest bridges, you'll gain a new appreciation for the engineering that goes into creating these magnificent structures. We’ll investigate the forces of earthquakes, wind and gravity while marvelling at the creative solutions that engineers have employed to make the world's most impressive constructions possible.

Planetarium Shows
16 Sep – 1 Oct | Daily | Surcharged | $10 entry, $8 Museum Members

Book into the Planetarium and enjoy an out-of-this-world show exclusive to Scienceworks.

11:00am – Tycho Goes to Mars

12:00pm – Solar System Adventures: Where’s the Water?

1pm – Tilt

2:00pm – Ticket to the Universe

3:00pm – Starlight

Lightning Room Shows
16 Sep – 1 Oct | 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm | Daily | Surcharged | $10 entry, $8 Museum Members

Take a seat in our Lightning Theatre and be mesmerised by The Glow Show’s visually stunning 30-minute live science show.

Super Sewage: Choose Your Own Adventure
16 Sep – 1 Oct | 11:00am – 3:30pm | Every 30 minutes | Daily | STEM LAB | Included with Scienceworks entry

There’s a hidden water world below our city – the network of sewerage tunnels that run below our homes. Participate in this exciting, new activity with Melbourne Water that explores this world beneath our feet! Choose your own adventure as you move, colour, dance…and make fart noises!

Pumping Station Tours
16 Sep – 1 Oct | 11:00am, 1:00pm | Daily | Included with Scienceworks entry

Hear some of the smelly stories from the pumping station straining well and explore the magnificent engine room as you marvel at the engineering feat that helped overcome the stench of 19th century Melbourne in our daily Pumping Station tours.

Please note, tours run subject to guide availability and weather conditions.

Collection Store Tours
16 Sep – 1 Oct | 12:00pm, 2:00pm | Daily | Included with Scienceworks entry

Go on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Scienceworks Collection Store to see some of the rare 40,000 collection items stored at Scienceworks and listen to the stories of these unique objects.

Please note, tours run subject to guide availability and weather conditions.


Opens 8 September | Daily | Surcharged price range between $10 – $25

There's only one place for GIANT school holiday fun with SECRETS OF THE SEA 3D, BORN TO BE WILD 3D, DINOSAURS OF ANTARCTICA 3D and SERENGETI 3D: JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF AFRICA showing daily at IMAX Melbourne. Kids will dive, soar, swing and roar across the ocean, the depths of the Borneo rainforest and the open Serengeti plains. Joint tickets are available with Melbourne Museum entry.

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