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Treasures of the Natural World

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

Simple drawings on a red background

Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

Inspired by Gurindji/Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari, this exhibition considers the impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off in sparking the national land rights movement.

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

Children’s Gallery

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


21 Tiny Dinosaurs

This summer, search the museum for 21 tiny dinosaurs! Crack the codeword and enter your details for a chance to win prizes.

Five people (two adults and three children) sit in Melbourne Museum's Learning Lab using iPads to create digital art. Photographs of animals are projected onto the walls of the room. Animals projected include butterfly; leopard; kangaroo; zebra; caterpillar; lizard; squid and rainbow lorikeet.

Augmented Reality Animals

Now you see me, now you don’t! Explore camouflage and conservation through augmented reality.



Become a crafty butterfly expert this summer in our school holiday workshops developed specially for children 5–8 years.

Group of First Peoples demonstrating on the steps of parliament house

Fight for Survival

The story of a landmark moment in Australian History when communities united to save Victoria’s treasured Northland Secondary College.

A child decorating and making a cardboard car

Create a Car, Be a Star!

Decorate and construct a car and learn from Sami the Safety Car how to make it super safe for your family!

Two young girls smiling at the camera

Summer school holiday program

There’s lots to see and do at Melbourne Museum these school holidays!

Crowd in red light
Special event

Georgia Maq + Go Sky

Melbourne Music Week is beyond excited to debut this very special show at Melbourne Museum for a night of loved up bliss.

Special event


Returning to Melbourne Music Week to play a very special show at Melbourne Museum.

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

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

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

Tok stori Vikitolia Pasifiki and Te Vainui O Pasifika

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

Doll's House - F.A. Clemons, 'Pendle Hall', 1940s.

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!

Man doing a presentation  in Auslan to a small group of people in front of a showcase displaying Aboriginal sheilds

Auslan tours

Join one of our free Auslan tours for an overview of some of the museum's displays.

Head of a skeleton of a flightless bird

Museum Alive IMAX 3D

Complement your Treasures visit and see the Natural History Museum’s exhibits come to life in Museum Alive 3D.


Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre's beautiful Indigenous garden.


WORLDS Immersive – Learning Lab

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


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).


Dinosaurs of Antarctica IMAX 3D

Explore a prehistoric world now lost to ice!

Wall and floor projections in the Learning Lab showcase.

River Connections – Learning Lab

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

Detail of zinc etching


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

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

Road to Zero experience

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

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IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

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

Trees and mist

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

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

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

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

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

Woman drawing shells on an ipad

Co-creative teens

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

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