Are you ready for hands-on Museum fun from the comfort of your home? Explore our range of family-friendly activities inspired by items in Museums Victoria's collections and exhibitions!

Welcome to the Dino Gang HQ!

Have you met the Dino Gang? They’re the museum’s fun-loving dinosaur friends who have the BEST activities and colouring pages to share with you!

bunny header

How to make a sea bunny

Create your own Sea Bunny for the Lunar New Year of the Rabbit (water element).

Girl looking closely at a crystal

Trickster quiz

Are you easily tricked? Test your knowledge on some objects that can even have the experts scratching their heads.

Fall in tree and undergrowth in a forest

Mindfulness for kids

Stuck indoors? Let this video specifically designed for kids take you to the Otways National Park.

Heal Country! Bunjil’s Feathers

Get creative by writing, colouring and decorating your very own paper Bunjil feather!

Man posing like a dinosaur in front of a dinosaur mural

Dino Moves

Learn some deadly dinosaur moves with Simone and Justin.

Screen shot of river animation

River tales

A musical adventure along the beautiful Birrarung (Yarra River) with home-made percussion instruments.

Child wearing a T-Rex mask made of card

Make your own T-rex mask

Roar like never before by creating a colourful, paper T-rex mask you can wear at home!

Paper kaleidoscope activity

Let's make a paper kaleidoscope

Explore light, reflection and symmetry using this fun and creative paper toy.

Build your own sauropod, Spike

Colour and create an Amargausarus and design your own neck sail!

Two toddlers playing at Melbourne Museum's Play Box event.

Virtual Play Box

We're bringing the Play Box to you with our three-part series for early learners!

Native lanarium halictid.

Native Australian Bees

Learn about bees with our BeeZine – a little magazine full of fun activities and facts about three Australian Native Bees.

Booty and the Beast

How well do you know your animal backsides? Take our quiz to see if you can match them all!

Meteor shower.

Meteors and meteorites

Do you know your meteorites from your meteors? Take our quiz to test your knowledge!

Acanthorhynchus tenuirostris, Eastern Spinebill.

What do these birds eat?

Did you know the shape of a bird's bill will give you clues about what that bird likes to eat? Take our quiz and see if you can match the food to the bill!

Bird calls

How well do you know your bird calls? Take our quiz and see if you can identify them all!

A brown lizard resting on a branch

The 'Is it cute?' quiz

Watch the videos and then put your knowledge to the test!

Willie Wagtail

Let's draw a Willie Wagtail

Aren’t birds lovely? We love to draw all the beautiful birds that live near us. One of our favourites is the Willie Wagtail.

Colouring river animals

Have you been out exploring your local rivers, creeks, beaches or dams? We’d love for you to colour in these different creatures from Victoria's waterways.

Colour in of a kangaroo

River animals

Our First People’s Educator Di-Di Vaha’akolo shares some special drawings from our River of Language exhibition

Unrealistic illustration of a Sea Lion

Drawing creatures

Some of the books in our Museum library feature pictures of strange looking creatures, like sea lions with bushy manes and giant sea serpents. Why is that?

How to make a paper rat

What do you know about Australia's fascinating rodents? Let's make a paper rat and find out more about our furry neighbours.

Child recording bird sightings on pad

Backyard Bioblitz

Have you ever wanted to carry out fieldwork like our museum staff? Find out how to do your own Backyard Bioblitz!

illustration of an emu

Acknowledgement of Country poster

Learn about National Reconciliation Week by making your own Acknowledgement of Country poster.

Blue banded bee model

Make a blue banded bee model

To celebrate World Bee Day on 20 May, we show you how to build a model of the blue banded bee.

Ride safe

Is your family spending more time on bikes, scooters or skateboards lately? Learn how to properly fit a bicycle helmet.

Pteranodon sternbergi


Did you know that the Pterodactyl was not a dinosaur? Invent your very own pterosaur using our activity sheets.

Diplodactylus tessellatus, Tessellated gecko, female with eggs. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gannawarra, Rifle Butt Road. Survey: MEB 2016 022, Field No: GWH007.

Meet a lizard, make a lizard

Step into the garden with Justin to meet someone special and be inspired to create your very own climbing gecko!

Greeting card - Adorkable

Make a card

While we’re in isolation we thought it was the perfect time for sending a personal, handmade card to someone you care about!

Worm on a black background

Creatures from the abyss

Join us on a journey into the deep before you can then download your very own worksheet of abyssal creatures, and create some of your own!


Colour in a dinosaur

We’d love to know what colour you think a dinosaur might be. Can you help us out?

Let's draw an owl

Help out our Ornithologists (a big fancy word for people who study birds) by learning more about the owls that live in Victoria.


We’ve turned some of our much loved collection items and galleries into online puzzles.

Black and white image of a tiger along side paper cut outs of animals with painted stripes

Make your own tiger stripes

Make your own tiger’s stripes through hydro-dipping!

The Fact Detectives

From our other museums

Constellations in a cup

Hold a galaxy in your hands, with this constellation in a cup activity. Ask a grown up for some help, so you can enjoy the projections together!

The blackest black

Learn about one of the darkest human-made materials and how animals use black to their advantage in nature.

Hidden messages in colour

Send a top-secret message using coloured pencils and cellophane!

Changing colour with cabbage

Create a colour-changing liquid and gorgeous artworks with some cabbage and simple household items.

Tie-dyed masks on a green background

Let's tie-dye a mask

Have you ever tried Tie Dying?

Make rainbows into energy!

Physicist and Chemist Dr Kyra Schwarz helps us learn about how she uses rainbows in her research.

Play with coloured shadows

Have you ever wished your shadow was colourful? Learn how to use a few simple items to play with light and create a spectacular shadow wall.

Why are bubbles colourful?

Do you love watching the swirling colours in a bubble? Learn about where these colours come from with this simple activity.

Colour being absorbed into a paper towel

Let's make a rainbow

There is more than meets the eye with this experiment. Use some household items to pull apart colour and create some gorgeous art.

Make a model of the lung

Learn how to use household items to make a model of how your lungs work!

Woman wearing orange overalls superimposed over astronauts in a spaceship

Hello from the moon!

Have you ever dreamed of being an astronaut, blasting off into space?

Yellow and pink swirl of star light

Painting a nebula

Massive, glowing, colourful space clouds! Bring these stunning nebulae into your home with a few art supplies.

illustrations of the solar system

The Solar System in your pocket

This activity will have you creating a paper model of the distances in our Solar System that you can pop in your pocket.

Night skies with outlined Boorong Constellations

First Peoples in Australia Astronomy

Let’s explore a few of the constellations of the Boorong people of North West Victoria!

Biscuits with black icing with swirls of colour

Make a galaxy biscuit

Decorate biscuits taking inspiration from the Milky Way.

MV researchers camped at Native Dog Flat, with night sky capturing The Milky Way Galaxy.

Stargazing in winter

Look up at the night sky with us this winter!

Make your own ball run!

Why does an apple fall from a tree? Or a spin top spin? Or a ball roll or bounce?

Let's make slime!

Icky yucky sticky disgusting slime! Learn how to use household items to make your own.

Child holding a magnifying glass up to their face

How to make a magnifying glass

Have you ever wondered why things look bigger when you look at them with a magnifying glass? We will show you how to make your own.


Make it melt

Have you been grabbing treats and ingredients out of the freezer? While you’re there why not grab some ice to experiment with?


Make magnets at home

Are magnets natural or made by humans? Simon answers this question as he explores some different types of magnets, including lodestones and electromagnets.

Let’s make bubbles

What’s more fun than bubbles? Learn how to use household items to create your own bubble wand!

Scienceworks Lightning Room demonstration with young audience.

Mini lightning and thunder

Lightning strikes around the world about 100 times a second. What is lightning, and where does it come from?

Getting sticky with static

Have you ever received a static shock from jumping on a trampoline? Or touching a door knob? Experiment with static electricity at home!

Port Phillip Bay (?), Victoria, circa 1925.

Make a floating device

Design, build and test your own floating device using creativity, problem solving and a few things from around your house.

A close up view of the moon sculpture, showing craters and other geological features present on the moon surface.

Find the full moon

Full moons only happen once every month! Tonight, why not have a go at our moon activity?

Children participating in the Biostime - Early Learners Space activity at 'Romp and Stomp' 2019, Melbourne Museum.

Ramadan activities for kids

Making and doing is a great way to learn, so we’ve put together some simple activities that the whole family can get involved in throughout Ramadan.

Dye your own eggs

Make your own creations inspired by the beautiful egg decorating traditions from Eastern and Mediterranean Europe.

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