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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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Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.
Summer fun

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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Crowd in red light

Nocturnal x Midsumma

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

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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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Woman giving a presentation

Museum Lectures

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

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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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Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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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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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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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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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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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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