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.
A love song to arouse the secret worlds of a curious collection
Coming up in October: Slum Sociable, Fortunes. & Myles Mac.
Wake up with the museum in this highly original event!
Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
This spring we'll be exploring the world of Bugs. Make a bug, see a bug, be a bug.
Ants and children in the museum. Who knows what will happen?
Make your own ant antennae to wear and join the Polyglot Theatre's Ants performance.
A contemporary soundscape exploring the hundred years leading to Papua New Guinea’s independence.
Try your hand at finding and sorting out stick insect eggs.
The largest collection of Viking artefacts ever displayed in Australia.
A sneak peek at the future of Australian design.
This year on Remembrance day Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre will be highlighting the too often forgotten and ignored histories of the Homeland Wars between Victoria’s First Peoples and its settlers and the brutal massacres that occurred throughout Victoria.
A celebration of Melbourne fashion designers, models and industry luminaries from the 1960s to today.
Celebrate Museum Members Family Day by bringing your non-member family or friends - free!
Explore objects and interviews from the nation-wide project mapping the diverse, innovative and vital role of women in Australian agriculture.
Watch as performers weave between past, present and future creatively addressing the constraints, challenges and controls in women's lives in a process of decolonisation.
A special event for children five years old and under to celebrate Children’s Week at Melbourne Museum.
Features personal objects selected by the award winners that have valued significance to them, communicating something special about their lives and experiences.
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.
In celebration of the First Peoples Marramb-ik exhibition in the Birrarung Gallery join us and comic artist Michael Camilleri and spend the day learning the skills to create your own comic strip about a superhero that you love.
Who lives in your hollow tree? A bat? Bird? Possum? Glider?
Humanities curators reveal some of the rich and remarkable stories behind recent acquisitions.
Join us for a fun family afternoon of entertainment for everyone.
An exhibition of storytelling through comic pop culture incorporating identity, heroes and language.
A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.
The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.
The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.
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.
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.