Stargazing in Winter
Look up at the night sky with us this Winter!
Join us these holidays for astronomy-themed activities you can do from your own home.
Look up at the night sky with us this Winter!
Massive, glowing, colourful space clouds! Bring these stunning nebulae into your home with a few art supplies.
Let’s explore a few of the constellations of the Boorong people of North West Victoria!
This activity will have you creating a paper model of the distances in our Solar System that you can pop in your pocket.
Decorate biscuits taking inspiration from the Milky Way.
Are you ready for more hands-on Museum fun from the comfort of your home? Explore our range of family-friendly activities inspired by items in Museums Victoria's collections and exhibitions!
Why does an apple fall from a tree? Or a spin top spin? Or a ball roll or bounce?
Icky yucky sticky disgusting slime! Learn how to use household items to make your own.
Have you ever wondered why things look bigger when you look at them with a magnifying glass? We will show you how to make your own.
Have you been grabbing treats and ingredients out of the freezer? While you’re there why not grab some ice to experiment with?
Have you been helping with baking lately? The kitchen is like a home science laboratory where experimentation can happen.
Are magnets natural or made by humans? Simon answers this question as he explores some different types of magnets, including lodestones and electromagnets.
What’s more fun than bubbles? Learn how to use household items to create your own bubble wand!
Lightning strikes around the world about 100 times a second. What is lightning, and where does it come from?
Have you ever received a static shock from jumping on a trampoline? Or touching a door knob? Experiment with static electricity at home!
Design, build and test your own floating device using creativity, problem solving and a few things from around your house.
Full moons only happen once every month! Tonight, why not have a go at our moon activity?
What makes a paper plane fly better than a piece of paper?
Can you move things with air? Learn how to use household items to create your own air cannon!
We’ve turned some of our much loved collection items and galleries into online puzzles.
Our monthly newsletter describes where to find the brightest planets in the night sky.
The Fact Detectives brings Museums Victoria’s research and collections to life as Anika and Dexter (the hosts) go on a mission to find out exciting facts from our experts who tell them the coolest things about their areas of expertise.
Find out interesting things like, are there really killer butterflies? Did monster kangaroos once roam the land? And what exactly is a fossil?
Our First People’s Educator Di-Di Vaha’akolo shares some special drawings from our River of Language exhibition
Some of the books in our Museum library feature pictures of strange looking creatures, like sea lions with bushy manes and giant sea serpents. Why is that?
Have you ever wanted to carry out fieldwork like our museum staff? Find out how to do your own Backyard Bioblitz!
What do you know about Australia's fascinating rodents? Let's make a paper rat and find out more about our furry neighbours.
Learn about National Reconciliation Week by making your own Acknowledgement of Country poster.
To celebrate World Bee Day on 20 May, we show you how to build a model of the blue banded bee.
Did you know that the Pterodactyl was not a dinosaur? Invent your very own pterosaur using our activity sheets.
Step into the garden with Justin to meet someone special and be inspired to create your very own climbing gecko!
While we’re in isolation we thought it was the perfect time for sending a personal, handmade card to someone you care about!
Join us on a journey into the deep before you can then download your very own worksheet of abyssal creatures, and create some of your own!
We’d love to know what colour you think a dinosaur might be. Can you help us out?
Help out our Ornithologists (a big fancy word for people who study birds) by learning more about the owls that live in Victoria.
Make your own creations inspired by the beautiful egg decorating traditions from Eastern and Mediterranean Europe.
Making and doing is a great way to learn, so we’ve put together some simple activities that the whole family can get involved in throughout Ramadan.
Tell us about your online experiences with the museum. Our survey will take less than 10 minutes and all entries will go into the draw to win a $100 gift voucher at our online store!