Museums and Galleries Kids Activities Melbourne
Melbourne is a fab place for art anywhere, from our top museums to the amazing range of galleries peppered throughout the city.
Whether you're looking for a fun, kid-created exhibit or if you're ready to introduce your preschooler to Picasso, you can find it in Melbourne.
There's a brand new kids space thats opened up at the NGV International and just in time for those cooler months when you need a welcome escape from the cold or those Melbourne rainy days. Two very different wooden treehouses will bring out a little creative flair in your children.
Uneasy Seasons reflects leading Australian artist Fiona Hall’s lifelong passion for the natural world and her concerns about growing pressures on the environment. Nestled beneath large treehouses are two contrasting spaces – one for children and one for teenagers – in which to contemplate environmental issues and take part in making activities. The space for children is a brightly lit environment that signals new beginnings. The dark, forest-like environment for teenagers is a night-time space in which to contemplate the vastness of the universe. Participants are invited to respond to the space with their own thoughts about the world.
Artvo is a fantastic way to expose the kids to art and is Australia's first new immersive art gallery or 'trick art' gallery. At Artvo, you're encouraged to touch, use some imagination, and interact with the art, and there's the added bonus where the kids don't have to keep quiet and still! The artworks are really engaging - there's something for everyone. There are around 100 different photo opportunities in the gallery that has been sectioned into themes. The paintings are so clever and your photos are only limited by your imagination.
The 2017 NGV Kids Summer Festival will celebrate four-legged friends and the magic of storytelling, drawing inspiration from the NGV’s dynamic suite of summer exhibitions including summer blockbusters David Hockney: Current and Viktor&Rolf: Fashion Artists.
Amongst the FREE creative activities and events, the Festival will feature a fun filled program including masquerade mask-making workshops, a dachshund fashion show, magician performances, and drop-by children’s yoga sessions, at NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia from 16 – 26 January 2017,10am – 3pm daily.