Revolutions: Records and Rebels looks at the late 1960s as a moment when youth culture drove optimistic idealism, motivating people to come together and question the establishment across every area of society.
Miḏawarr means 'harvest' in the Yolηu matha (language); it is the season when rich plant life on Yolηu country is ready to be collected and prepared.
A series of intimate evenings of music and conversation, inspired by our latest blockbuster exhibition, Revolutions: Records to Rebels.
Microbes in your gut talk to your brain and body. Your microbes are beautiful. Be immersed. Be curious. Love your guts.
Join us for a short ride into the amazing world of Archaeology and its role in shaping the future and uncovering the past.
June sees Nocturnal partner with Melbourne International Jazz Festival to present Nocturnal x Jazz.
In this antiques roadshow-style event we invite you to bring in your archaeological finds and our experts will aim to shed some light on them.
Join us before Nocturnal X Jazz for a free lecture by Blue Note Records President, Don Was.
Jim Berg’s photographic exhibition of Scar trees.
Glimpse into the future of Australian design when Melbourne Museum showcases the work of outstanding VCE and VET design students.
Be inspired by the Dynamic Earth exhibition and make your very own kaleidoscope to take home.
Come and play in our newest program for 3 to 5 year olds.
Join an early morning, small group tour of Melbourne Museum before it opens
Come on a journey of discovery with a program of talks.
Join us for a free public lecture by The Archaeological and Anthropological Society of Victoria (AASV).
Enjoy a guided tour of the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum and experience the vibrant cultures of Indigenous Australia
Create and arrange collages that represent moments in time.
Get behind the locked doors and meet our inspiring staff and get closer to our collection.
With Senior Curator of Entomology, Dr. Ken Walker and Library Manager, Hayley Webster
This fascinating Back of House Tour takes you through Museums Victoria’s Conservation Laboratory and Vertebrates Wet Store.
On this tour you will discover all things dinosaur at the Palaeontology Store these school holidays.
Ever wondered who looks after all the live plant and animal displays at Melbourne Museum?
Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
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.
Join your friends for Hello Possums Story Time in the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.
The world’s first immersive experience that explores a future free from deaths and serious injuries on our roads.
The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.
Discover how social media is connecting refugees - and learn about its impact on Museums Victoria’s engagement with refugee culture and collections.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
Join us for the final talk of our discovery debate series Money, Trade and the Human Experience.
We're going on a Microbe Hunt!
Join us for a series of expert talks as Melbourne Rare Book Week celebrates it's eighth year.
Join conservator Alice Cannon for a contemplation on how books can be lost, destroyed, damaged and saved.
This show-and-tell offers a unique insight into the relationship between Museums Victoria and the renowned ornithologist and publisher, John Gould, through rarely seen items from the library and archives.
Join one of our experts to hear about astonishing histories of thefts from major Australian cultural institutions that have occurred across their histories, including thefts of valuable rare books.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
Three library experts discuss their experiences in marketing and promotion of rare books.
Ever wondered what do Museum staff do? Ever pondered what's behind closed doors?
This school holidays, create your own road safety commercial
Join us as our speakers explores what it means to be young and Blak working in the GLAM Sector
Immerse yourself in an interactive story time, then join us on an adventure to explore a museum gallery or space, with a different museum theme every day.
Discover this amazing story of cross-cultural knowledge exchange between the museum and the Yaghan community in South America.
Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch!
As the city comes alive with a three night celebration of culture and creativity, start your family adventuring early in your favourite Melbourne Museum spaces.
Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.
Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.
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 amazing world of insects and spiders!
A place for visitors to meet staff and find answers relating to the research, collections and the work of Museums Victoria.
The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.
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.
This two-and-a-half-day symposium will bring together top Australian and international scientists, students, and early career researchers to explore the techniques for reconstructing evolutionary transformations in vertebrate history.