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Children looking at interactive display in Forest Gallery
Activity

School Holiday Program

We’ve got some big plans for you these school holidays!

Exhibition

Gung | create, make, do, love

A new exhibition by Wergaia and Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.

Woman sitting on the floor drawing on an iPad
Workshop

Digital art class

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

Gold Coin
Display

Five Pound Coin

This coin is one of just three in existence and is now on display at Melbourne Museum.

People sitting in a theatre
Talk

Queers in Science Lecture Series

As part of the Midsummer Festival, QueersInScience is presenting a lecture series displaying the amazing work of queer scientists in Australia.

Exhibition

Treasures of the Natural World

See the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures direct from London’s Natural History Museum.

A hand holding a stone tool

Moving Objects

First Peoples artists respond to the collections of Museums Victoria in a city-wide presentation of performance and visual art.

People sitting in a theatre
Talk

Australia's response to the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of the Midsummer Festival, QueersInScience is presenting a lecture series displaying the amazing work of queer scientists in Australia. This lecture will focus on Australia’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Small grass fire
Talk

Fire | Future: Healing Country

How could Indigenous bush-burning methods improve our response to climate change?

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map
Exhibition

First Peoples

Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. 

People sitting in a theatre
Talk

Ecology now

As part of the Midsummer Festival, QueersInScience is presenting a lecture series displaying the amazing work of queer scientists in Australia. This lecture focuses on the effects of environmental pollution.

Underwater image of reef and fish
ShowUntil

IMAX: Great Barrier Reef 3D

Grab your mask and snorkel and come on an unforgettable adventure to the Great Barrier Reef!

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Anzac Day Medals

A curated selection of three medals are on display at Melbourne Museum for a limited time for Anzac Day.

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

Children’s Gallery

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

Woman with a tattoo on her chin. The background is a green woven plant fibre with digital flowers
Exhibition

Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika

Welcome to Te Vainui O Pasifika | the great waters of the Pacific peoples.

Worlds
Display

WORLDS Immersive – Learning Lab

An experience where art and science collide to explore the patterns and evolution of nature and our relationship to it.

Special event

Treasures of the Natural World Member Preview

Enjoy early access to this extraordinary exhibition from the Natural History Museum in London

garden
Activity

Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre's beautiful Indigenous garden.

Pixelated colourful graphic
Exhibition

Top Designs 2021

Don’t miss your chance to see the next generation of artists, designers and media makers as they take the next step in their creative careers.

Doll's House - F.A. Clemons, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s.
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Mini Mega Model Museum

Welcome to the Mini Mega Model Museum, where the apples are wax, the Colosseum is small and the models really work!

Activity

The Listies totally serious 100% fact filled guide to the Melbourne Museum

Join Rich (the smart one) and Matt (the other one) as they venture forth to discover the secrets of the Learnadome (what Matt calls the Museum).

Three children, two with their mothers, sit on a red and black mat and talk to each other using their hands.
Activity

Expression Australia Family Day

Storytelling, dinosaurs and fossils, mini-tours, Deaf choir, Auslan classes, new software revolutionising access to Auslan and more.

Wall and floor projections in the Learning Lab showcase.
Display

River Connections – Learning Lab

Award winning River Connections is an immersive projection experience in Melbourne Museum's Learning Lab. 

Woman giving a presentation
Talk

Museum Lectures

Come on a journey of discovery with a program of Zoom-hosted talks.

Two students using virtual reality googles to experience a road trip from the past to the future of travel in Victoria.
Exhibition

Road to Zero experience

The world’s first immersive experience that explores a future free from deaths and serious injuries on our roads.

Detail of zinc etching
Display

Wurreka

An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples

Advertising posters
Show

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

Girls looking into case
Exhibition

The Melbourne Story

An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.

Trees and mist
Exhibition

Forest Secrets

Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.

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

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Protoceratops andrewsi (Cretaceous) from the Dinosaur Walk gallery at the Melbourne Museum.
Exhibition

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

Crinoid fossils and models
Exhibition

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

Exhibition

The Mind

Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.

Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery
Exhibition

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

A child looking at Earth globe display
Exhibition

Dynamic Earth

A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.

Front view of mounted display shark
Exhibition

Marine Life

Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.

Woman drawing shells on an ipad
WorkshopOpens

Co-creative teens

Art and Science collide in this digital drawing class for teens.

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