National Science Week
Join us in 2024
National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology. See our jam-packed schedule of activities, exhibitions and education programs below or scroll down to explore our selection of Museums Victoria’s science stories.
Young visitors visit the museum like real grown-ups with their very own guide showing them around the most curious and amazing specimens and objects in our galleries.
Secrets of the Sea 3D - IMAX
Prepare to meet some of the ocean’s strangest and most spectacular creatures!
Experience science and art in an evening of immersive cinema for adults 18 years and over.
Plus What’s in the Sky Tonight (WITST), a presenter-led tour through the night sky.
Research Institute Gallery
Encounter cutting-edge research, fresh discoveries and valuable collection objects on display for the first time.
Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs
Come face to face with one of the most awe-inspiring creatures ever to walk the Earth—the Triceratops.
Gandel Gondwana Garden
Explore Victoria’s ancient landscapes and learn about creatures that once walked this land, from dinosaurs and megafauna to the ancestors of today’s iconic Australian species.
“If you go into the Triceratops gallery, you’re in for a big surprise!” Join us for an amazing day at Melbourne Museum, learning about our brand new Triceratops.
Exploring Deep Time to Shape a Better Future (VCES)
In this new hands-on workshop and gallery experience students will explore big questions and understand their role in shaping a positive future. Free for government schools.
It’s the classic superpower. But what’s the secret to being strong? Holly learns that strength can be found in surprising places.
Asking questions is the secret to science. Join Holly as she discovers that things are not always what they seem.
Holly explores the impact of technology and social media on our brains—and learns some tricks for staying calm.
Want more power? Discover how electricity works and harness the power of the wind.
Can kindness be a superpower? Sometimes small acts of kindness have big impacts. Holly learns how her choices can change the wider world.
Vaccines: saving millions one dose at a time
How the history of vaccine development shaped our ability to respond to worldwide pandemics.
Anne Bermingham, a scientific pioneer of radiocarbon dating
Meet the woman who started Australia’s first radiocarbon dating lab.
The electric vehicle future was promised decades ago, what happened?
Once lost from history, the electric vehicle's time has come again.
Steam power is not just a relic of the past
Considered by some to be an old and outdated technology, steam is still used widely in the 21st century.