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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.

Children must be accompanied by one adult. Book now to avoid disappointment.

Pasifika Playdates

Tuesday 25 June
9am–10am 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.

Prehistoric Playdates

Tuesday 30 July & Tuesday 27 August
9am–10am and 11am-midday

A celebration of all things prehistoric from the smallest trilobite to the largest sauropod. Children and their parents will join museum experts as they explore the Dinosaur Walk and 600 Million Years galleries, and ask themselves the question "Why do we love dinosaurs so much?".



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Session time/s

    • Tuesday, 25 June, 2019

    • Tuesday, 30 July, 2019

    • Tuesday, 27 August, 2019