What's on





Young boy holding a craft project made from paper

School holiday activities

This spring we'll be exploring the world of Bugs. Make a bug, see a bug, be a bug.

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Polyglot Theatre's Ants

Ants and children in the museum. Who knows what will happen?

Ant Antennae

Make your own ant antennae to wear and join the Polyglot Theatre's Ants performance.

Stick Insect Egg Sorting

Try your hand at finding and sorting out stick insect eggs.

Woman and child looking into a tray of toys and natural objects

Romp and Stomp 2017

A special event for children five years old and under to celebrate Children’s Week at Melbourne Museum.

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Nesting hollow in tree. Location: Australia, Victoria, Gippsland Lakes, Mitchell River National Park, Den of Nargun.

Hello Hollow

Who lives in your hollow tree? A bat? Bird? Possum? Glider?

Deaf interpreter on stage

Vicdeaf Family Day

Join us for a fun family afternoon of entertainment for everyone.

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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 where children will 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.


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.

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.

Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.


Museum Members

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