Nocturnal program

Friday 1 March: 7.00–11.00pm

Nocturnal + Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival present a night of culture meets couture featuring: The Avalanches (DJ Set), Kaiit, Chela, Chunky Move, bebé and launch Fashion Redux: a brand new collaborative fashion exhibition.


Main Stage / Ground Floor

Times Band
7.00pm DJ bebé + CHUNKY MOVE
7.30pm Chela
8.15pm DJ bebé + CHUNKY MOVE
8.45pm Kaiit
9.30pm DJ bebé + CHUNKY MOVE
10.00pm The Avalanches DJ Set

Expert Talks / 7.00pm–9.30pm

Science & Life Gallery

No Egrets: The Story of Fashion and Feathers Through Books

Meet the museum’s librarians and view a selection of illustrations of birds hunted for their fashionable feathers. 

Speakers: Hayley Webster, Gemma Steele

Melbourne Gallery

A Private Tour of Fashion Redux with the curator, Michael Reason

Join the curator of the exhibition on opening night for an exclusive lowdown on the stories behind each garment and designer collaboration.

Exhibitions / Open all night

Ground Floor

Head and skin detail of Qantassaurus animatronic dinosaur

600 Million Years

Science and Life Gallery

The origin of life in Victoria told through fossils, models, animatronics and animations.

Spider in web in red light

Bugs Alive!

Science and Life Gallery

In Bugs Alive! you'll see, hear and smell the world of insects, spiders, snails and other invertebrates.

Tarbosaurus bataar dinosaur skeleton model on display in exhibition

Dinosaur Walk

Science and Life Gallery

Skeletons of 17 prehistoric animals parade through the centre of this soaring exhibition: ten dinosaurs, three pterosaurs, one mammal-like reptile and Australian megafauna.

Colourful minerals display at the Dynamic Earth exhibition

Dynamic Earth

Science and Life Gallery

Learn about the Earth's structure from hundreds of specimens from Museum Victoria's geological collections.

Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre

This major exhibition celebrates the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.

Front view of mounted display shark

Marine Life

Science and Life Gallery

Accompanied by brilliant photos, underwater footage and rare specimens, check out the wonderful life of marine Victoria.

Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery

Te Vainui O Pasifika

Te Pasifika Gallery

Within a soaring gallery filled with natural light, Te Vainui O Pasifika presents watercrafts and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.

Birds on display in Wild.


Evolution Gallery

Wild features over 600 animals in a spectacular vertical array; many of these specimens have been in the museum's collection for over a century.

Upper level

Miniature Cole's English Dictionary with its magnifying case and mini knife on display

The Melbourne Story

Melbourne Gallery

The Melbourne Story is packed with icons of the city's past and present. There are tales of heroes and scoundrels, growth and decline, and the changing ways Melburnians live, work and play.

The Mind

Mind and Body Gallery

Through this exhibition's immersive experiences, artworks, and historical psychiatric objects, you'll think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.

Food and Drink

Food trucks available on the Museum Plaza and food and beverage bars available throughout the museum.


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