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yellow coloured image of microbes

Gut Feelings

Microbes in your gut talk to your brain and body. Your microbes are beautiful. Be immersed. Be curious. Love your guts. 

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Artwork by Brendan Kennedy

River of Language

ngulu wurneet, galada-al wurrung-u, parniwaru tyalingi, waran woorroong-ee, barringgi dyaling.

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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).

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Nocturnal crowd

Nocturnal x Asia TOPA

A celebration of China’s most exciting new music, curated by tastemakers IndieWorks China.

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Two toddlers playing at Melbourne Museum's Play Box event.

Play Box

To help your littlie make the most of every single day, we’re opening early with a new play-based learning experience proudly supported by Biostime.

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Baskets on display in the gallery

Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering

Manggan weaves together recent works from the unique and diverse communities of Far North Queensland.

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Noelani Le Nevez

Melbourne Music Week: An Under 5's Adventure

Why should adults have all the fun? Melbourne is one of the world's premier Music Cities but it ain’t just for grown-ups.

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Stardust memories

Heard and seen by the people of Murchison in northern Victoria, this meteorite, became one of the world's most highly studied.

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Woman looking a didgeridoos displayed in a shop

Members VIP Shopping Night

Receive a whopping 25% off at the Melbourne Museum shop and make an evening of it with the whole family.

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Baskets on displayed in an exhibition

Mindi Workshop with Traditional Artists

A very special one-off curator’s talk and traditional grass basket weaving workshop with the Manggan exhibition artists.

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Diplodactylus tessellatus, Tessellated gecko, female with eggs. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gannawarra, Rifle Butt Road. Survey: MEB 2016 022, Field No: GWH007.

Sunday Family Program: Tails and Scales

Be inspired by some of Museums Victoria’s rarest native geckos to make your own in our family friendly activity.

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A woman in a white shirt, tights and shoes wearing a pink tie is running past a woman in a wheelchair, who has her hands in the air. The lighting is dramatically purple.

Weave Movement Theatre presents Wanna be a Rabbit

Join us for this free theatrical performance.

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Skeleton of a prehistoric giant lizard, Megalania Varanus (Megalania priscus), on display in the Dinosaur Walk exhibit, Science and Life Gallery, Melbourne Museum.

Members Before Hours Tour: Palaeontology

Come see our palaeontologists talk about their favourite collection items these school holidays.

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Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

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

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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.

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Child touching mineral on display in Children's Museum.

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 3 to 5 year olds.

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Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

Come on a journey of discovery with a program of talks.

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Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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A mother and son are sitting in a beanbag reading a book

Hello Possums Story Time

Join your friends for Hello Possums Story Time in the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

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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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Advertising posters

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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Detail of zinc etching

Wurreka

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

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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.

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Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

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

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Woman talking to a crowd about the eels in the pond

Eel feeding

Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch!

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Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.

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Visitor in front of butterfly display at the entrance to Bugs Alive exhibition

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

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Collection manager Bentley Bird checking drawers with eggs during collection audit in Ornithology store.

Curious?

A place for visitors to meet staff and find answers relating to the research, collections and the work of Museums Victoria. 

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Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

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stuffed birds in showcase

Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

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four people standing amongst rocks and grass

Highlights tour

Introduction to the museum's displays.

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The Mind

Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.

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Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

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External view of Royal Exhibition Building from Nicholson Street

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.

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Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery

Te Vainui O Pasifika

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

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A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

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

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Front view of mounted display shark

Marine Life

Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.

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Close up of a plate of gourmet food

Museum Market Pop-Up Restaurant

Enjoy a glass of wine, coffee and lunch at Melbourne Museum’s Pop-Up Restaurant in May, overlooking the stunning Royal Exhibition Building.

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