Zoom in on the evolutionary genius of bugs and discover how humans are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.
Celebrating a major turning point in Australian history, Bunjilaka presents an exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. This collection of work by local Koorie artists reflects on a national movement united for Aboriginal Human Rights.
Explore the museum after hours with live music, bars, and delicious bites.
Coinciding with National Science Week (August 12–20), Field Notes presents a snapshot of some of the fieldwork undertaken by Museums Victoria scientists.
We’re inviting children and families to join us here at Melbourne Museum for a range of special Book Week activities!
Join the first annual Melbourne Museum, Children’s Book Week costume parade, and hear stories from award winning children’s authors from Museum Victoria.
Join us in the Children’s Gallery with some very special guests to celebrate Book Week – Escape to Everywhere.
‘Escape to Everywhere’ this Children’s Book Week with Museum Stories; a celebration of children’s literature, youthful curiosity and museum collections.
Celebrate Museum Members Family Day by bringing your non-member family or friends - free!
Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
An array of animals collected on recent fieldwork by our scientists.
A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Bring in the family to see, touch, hear and see bugs and visit the Bug Lab exhibition.
Features personal objects selected by the award winners that have valued significance to them, communicating something special about their lives and experiences.
Giant bugs are on the loose at Melbourne Museum! You never know what you might see when you visit.
This talk traces the development of the astronomical lantern set and its use in Australia, with a focus on the cultural interpretations of popular astronomy.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
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.
One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.
Reinstating the Royal Exhibition Building's dome promenade.
An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.
A fun place to learn about interesting stuff.
The processes and mechanisms of evolution.
A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.
Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.
Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.
Monthly lecture series presented by Museums Victoria's Humanities Department.
Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.
Australia's greatest racehorse.
Introduction to the museum's displays.
Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.
Humanities curators reveal some of the rich and remarkable stories behind recent acquisitions.