Museum Playdates



Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

With themes changing every term, come and play in our newest program for 3 to 5 year olds.

Each Playdate is facilitated by a learning expert, and is themed around exciting ideas to connect children to their world through museum objects.

Before hours sessions from 9am–10am are sensory friendly. Children must be accompanied by one adult. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Pasifika Playdates

Tuesday 30 April, Tuesday 28 May & Tuesday 25 June 2019
9am–10am (sensory friendly) and 11am-midday

Journey across the islands of Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia and discover a deep connection held between people and the ocean for thousands of years. Children will look, listen and experience the traditions of story, dance and decorative pattern of Pacific Island culture and reflect on the importance of living in harmony with each other and the environment.

International Day of Biodiversity

Wednesday 22 May 2019
9am–10am (sensory friendly) and 11am-midday

Did you know that there are more than 33,000 species of fish on our planet? That is more than the total number of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and birds combined! During this special playdate, children will meet the deep sea dwellers that call our oceans home and reflect upon the choices we can make that can ensure their continued survival.



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Session time/s

    • Tuesday, 30 April, 2019

    • Wednesday, 22 May, 2019

    • Tuesday, 28 May, 2019

    • Tuesday, 25 June, 2019