Spring school holidays at Museums Victoria
Experience the wonder of flight, take ballet classes, meet the experts, learn about our animals and more!
The change of season will have a spring in the steps of Melbournian families, as Museums Victoria prepares for another eye-opening school holidays. Activities and workshops for children of all ages will take place across Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum.
Melbourne Museum invites kids aged 5-11 to learn about the staggering array of animals in the collection. They'll be set 'wild' with colouring and clay activities themed around conservation. Two special 'Meet the Experts' sessions will take kids and adults behind the scenes, showing off our museum at work. For parents of younger children; don't forget that object-driven, expert presented Melbourne History Playdates will run every Tuesday from October 16 to December 11.
Museums Victoria partner Powershop will also be on-site at Melbourne Museum throughout the school holidays. In the Science & Life Gallery, Powershop and Melbourne Museum are aiming to break the world record for the largest display of toy pinwheels. Learn about renewable power, make a pinwheel and add it to the display; they're aiming for 2240! See the full Melbourne Museum school holiday program.
Scienceworks will ask important questions in their fun and exciting live show 'Winging It'. Learn about the forces of flight in this free 20 minute show. Ever wanted to walk in space? Kids 10+ can try out the incredible Earthlight: Spacewalk virtual reality experience, and see how NASA astronauts train for space. Daily Planetarium shows will reveal the wonders of the universe, the Lightning Room will be positively hair-raising, and collection store tours will take kids behind the scenes. Beyond Perception: Seeing the Unseen reveals to young adults the mysteries of unseen science and provides atmospheric chill spaces. Teens can also experience Scienceworks after dark on September 22, at the all-ages Sync live music event. Above & Beyond, the ultimate interactive flight exhibition, will virtually blast visitors into the stratosphere. See the full Scienceworks program.
The Immigration Museum will educate and engage children in knowledge of other cultures. On day one of the holidays, Saturday 16 September, families can join in a range of Turkish cultural activities (and food options!) at the Sofra Festival. Bring the kids to relax in the Turkish-inspired Yuva (meaning nest, or home) while learning about Turkish traditions and culture. There are free Ebru (paper marbling) workshops on 26 September and 3 October. For young people who love to move, Mao's Last Dancer the Exhibition: A Portrait of Li Cunxin tells the incredible story of ballet dancer Li Cunxin's journey from poverty-stricken rural China to world renowned ballet dancer. The Queensland Ballet will also be visiting the museum, running Tiny Dancers workshops for littlies aged 2 to 5. See all activities at Immigration Museum.
Ever places of wonder, committed to delivering unmissable experiences, Museums Victoria is proud to be presenting this diverse and nourishing programming for kids of all ages.
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