A new world-class exhibition on Nelson Mandela's extraordinary life, curated from the extensive collections of the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg.
Jim Berg’s photographic exhibition of Scar trees.
Microbes in your gut talk to your brain and body. Your microbes are beautiful. Be immersed. Be curious. Love your guts.
Marking the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Victorian Bushfires.
This special edition of Nocturnal, curated in collaboration with the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (VAMFF), celebrates the opening of the festival with live music, performance, drinks, and late night access to museum exhibitions.
Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.
Presented in partnership with Virgin Australia Fashion Festival Fashion Redux exhibition displays reimagined items from the museum's vast and fascinating collection.
Miḏawarr means 'harvest' in the Yolgηu matha (language); it is the season when rich plant life on Yolgηu country is ready to be collected and prepared.
Come on a journey of discovery with a program of talks.
Join an early morning, small group tour of Melbourne Museum before it opens
Join your friends for Hello Possums Story Time in the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.
We like books. You like books. Melbourne has always loved books!
Money, trade and the human experience discovery debate series.
Enjoy a guided tour of the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and experience the vibrant cultures of Indigenous Australia
Join Ethical Clothing Australia and the Melbourne Museum as we meet the people behind the labels at some of Australia's most ethical brands.
In this three part workshop, learn how professional designers develop their ideas, create patterns and work with manufacturers, to create high end fashion pieces.
Reuse, revamp and runway this VAMFF with a catwalk fashion extravaganza with Australia’s most iconic horse Phar Lap.
Discover how sound recordings reveal the secrets of nature with Dr Karen Rowe’s work on birds in Australia and Sulawesi.
Museums Victoria is excited to participate in Melbourne Design Week 2019.
Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
One big night with scientists live on stage – a fast-paced session of genius, laughs and true stories of real science.
Glimpse into the future of Australian design when Melbourne Museum showcases the work of outstanding VCE and VET design students.
Say hello at the Dinosaur Disco and enjoy a special evening opening of the Children's Gallery and Garden.
Learn how a Melbourne watchmaker and amateur scientist used the art of magic lantern projection to present scientific discoveries of the natural world.
Peek inside, and you will find out, what museum staff do and what's behind those closed doors.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
Bring your grandkids or your grandparents to the Melbourne Museum for an afternoon of storytelling and skill sharing in the digital age.
Money, trade and the human experience lecture series.
Be inspired by the Dynamic Earth exhibition and make your very own kaleidoscope to take home.
Capture the sense of occasion with the time honoured ritual of high tea at Melbourne Museum this Mother's Day.
An expert panel explains the latest research on how our guts and mental health are linked and what we can do to be healthy and happy from the inside out.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
Join us for a short ride into the amazing world of Archaeology and its role in shaping the future and uncovering the past.
Enrich your visit to Melbourne Museum with a small group guided tour.
A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds to explore, play and learn.
The world’s first immersive experience that explores a future free from deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
A place for visitors to meet staff and find answers relating to the research, collections and the work of Museums Victoria.
Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch!
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.
Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.
The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.
The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.
An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.
Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.
The processes and mechanisms of evolution.
Introduction to the museum's displays.
Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.
Australia's greatest racehorse.
Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.
Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.
A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.
Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.
Enjoy a glass of wine, coffee and lunch at Melbourne Museum’s Pop-Up Restaurant in May, overlooking the stunning Royal Exhibition Building.