Learning Lab

Wall and floor projections in the Learning Lab showcase.

Explore, connect, create

Our learning philosophy

The Learning Lab embodies the amplification of learning in museums as it connects museum collections and stories, co-creative digital technologies and a philosophy that is underpinned by First Peoples concepts of deep listening.

This innovative space is interoperable, hosting co-creative digital workshops for all audiences – students, teachers, adults, teens and families! The following programs ask audiences to adapt to their role in the world as curious, creative, collaborative and innovative communicators, providing a space that connects audiences with museum collections, trusted digital experts and real world experiences.

A new innovative approach to learning in museums! Read our manifesto

For school students

Curriculum-aligned workshops that encourage a focus on process and nurture skills using digital technologies.

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Learning Lab live

Bringing NEW online versions of our most popular programs from Melbourne Museum and Immigration Museum into your classroom

Coming in 2021:

Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad


Students become mini-geologist and filmmakers as they learn about rocks and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.


For the public

Wall and floor projections in the Learning Lab showcase.

River Connections

Award winning River Connections is an immersive projection experience made in collaboration with First Peoples community members exploring their close connections to the land, animals, plants and rivers of Victoria. 

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Digital art class

Be inspired by our unique and wondrous collection to create your own digital masterpiece.


Mindfulness in the rainforest

Reboot your brain and immerse yourself in the magic of the Otways. Our cameras take you into a world were mountain ash trees reign and waterfalls plunge into valleys thick with ferns and alive with bird song. Take a guided journey—and see if you can hear the beating heart of this ancient rainforest.

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