School holiday activities



2 Booker Street
Spotswood, Victoria, 3015
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Bask in the light of the moon these school holidays with activities based around our new exhibition – Museum of the Moon! This incredible installation replicates the moon on a 1: 500,000 scale using NASA imagery of the lunar surface, as well as music from BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award winning composer, Dan Jones.

Moon Moves – Hello from the Moon

Daily, 11am
Tickets: included with museum entry

Did someone say 'moon boots'? Get moooon-ving and shaking while we learn all about the moon and get dressed for a spacewalk! 

Listen to or download the Hello from the Moon song

Stories in the Moonlight

Daily, 11.30am
Tickets: included with museum entry

Who needs a reading light when you’ve got the moon? Hear moon adventures brought to life by our storytellers in daily activations of the Hobson's Bay City Council book cubby. You can also read by moonlight and at your leisure any time of the day. 

Journey to the Moon and Back

Daily, 12pm
Tickets: included with museum entry

Don your imagination as we take you on a journey like no other in this free daily amphitheatre show. Discover how and where to find the moon, then launch off planet Earth, navigate the perils of space flight and return home safely once again.

Earthlight: Lunar Hub

Daily, 10.30am–4.30pm
Strictly for ages 13 and above

Tickets: additional to museum entry ticket

Earthlight: Lunar Hub is an engaging virtual reality experience from Opaque Space, where you—the astronaut—explore a lunar base, walk on the Moon and experience breathtaking views of Earth! 

Moon Rocks and Meteorites Touch Table

Daily, 1.30pm–3.30pm
Tickets: included with museum entry

Handle 'moon rocks' and get up-close and personal with some meteorites. It'll be out of this world!

Pumping Station tours

Daily, 11am & 1pm (30 minute tour)
Tickets: included with museum entry

A guide will take you through the Pumping Station – a feat of 19th century engineering that turned 'Smellbourne' back into Melbourne.

Collection Store tours

Daily, 12pm & 2pm (30 minute tour)
Tickets: included with museum entry

See highlights from our historic collection and discover some of Melbourne's fascinating past. Find out more

Planetarium shows

Various shows and times
Tickets: additional to museum entry ticket

12pm: Tycho to the Moon
1pm: Solar System Odyssey
2pm: Starlight
3pm: Black Holes

Lightning Room shows

Daily, 11am, 1pm & 3pm
Tickets: additional to museum entry ticket

Join us for Bolt from the Blue, a show that explores what we know – and what we don't – about lightning.

Please note that all programs are subject to last-minute changes depending on circumstances such as weather, staffing, etc.