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Pendle Hall dolls' house
Summer fun

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!

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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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Summer fun

Mini Mega Makers Workshop

Mega Makerspace is a children’s model making workshop.

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A little boy peering over a rock display in the museum.
Summer fun

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

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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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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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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Pangina Heals

Nocturnal x Midsumma

More than just a party, Nocturnal is the transformation of the museum into an adult playground.

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Click15

Nocturnal x Asia TOPA

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

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Banoffee

Nocturnal x Fashion

Get ready for a tailor-made night of culture, fashion and a massive line-up featuring Banoffee, Romance Was Born x Chunky Move, Rainbow Chan, Mojo Juju (Dj Set), Purple Sneakers, Feels, Pania, SaD, and Hey Drums.

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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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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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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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A woman standing in front of rack of clothing patterns holding a sign which says "Do you know where your cloths come from? We do."

History in the Making

Join Ethical Clothing Australia and the Melbourne Museum as we meet the people behind the labels at some of Australia’s most ethical brands.

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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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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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An art and craft workstation with several people cutting, measuring and pasting

Paper Automata

Marvellous mechanical surprises made out of paper!

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Woman dancing in a line

Chinese Square Dancers

Join in for dance and exercise!

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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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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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Advertising posters

IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

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

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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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Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

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

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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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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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Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

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

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