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Boy looking a jaw

Museum Playdates

Come and play in our newest program for 2 to 5 year olds.

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Child dancing

Hello Museum Disco

Say Hello to the Dinosaur Disco at Melbourne Museum with special collaborators No Lights No Lycra Little. 

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Group of people with two children looking at and touching fossil display in Discovery Centre in Melbourne Museum.

Science On Show

Join our fossil festival to discover the ancient lives and landscapes of Victoria across hundreds of millions of years.

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Child wearing a doctor's costume reading a book in Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum.

Children’s Book Week: Museum Stories

'Find your Treasure' this Children's Book Week with Museum Stories; a celebration of children's literature, youthful curiosity, and museum collections.

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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.

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

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Visitors viewing a showcase


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

Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

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IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

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

Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

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

Front view of mounted display shark

Marine Life

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