Opening Hours

Daily 10am–5pm
Closed Good Friday
and Christmas Day

Where to find us

Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053

What's on

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Bug Lab

Zoom in on the evolutionary genius of bugs and discover how humans are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.

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Explore the museum after hours with live music, bars, and delicious bites.

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MV staff Bentley Bird and Karen Rowe with binoculars at field site.

Field Notes

Coinciding with National Science Week (August 12–20), Field Notes presents a snapshot of some of the fieldwork undertaken by Museums Victoria scientists.

Child wearing a doctor's costume reading a book in Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

Book Week at Melbourne Museum

We’re inviting children and families to join us here at Melbourne Museum for a range of special Book Week activities!

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Members Family Day

Celebrate Museum Members Family Day by bringing your non-member family or friends - free!

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Side of a ship with a view of the swell

Science Week pop-up

An array of animals collected on recent fieldwork by our scientists.

Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children's Gallery

A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.

Visitor in front of butterfly display at the entrance to Bugs Alive exhibition

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Child holding a stick insect at the Media Launch of 'Bug Lab' exhibition in the Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum, June 2017

Big Bug Family Night

Bring in the family to see, touch, hear and see bugs and visit the Bug Lab exhibition.

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Australian of the Year 2017

Features personal objects selected by the award winners that have valued significance to them, communicating something special about their lives and experiences.

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What’s On at Museums Victoria

Download our quarterly What’s On brochure and discover the amazing exhibitions, programs and experiences on offer across all our venues!