Museums and Galleries Kids Activities Melbourne
This fabulous museum, located on the northern border of the Carlton Gardens behind the Royal Exhibition Building, is futuristic and interactive and connects architecture and nature – in the middle of the museum, you can walk through a forest!
The Children’s Gallery is designed for children 3 to 8 but we think it would delight even the younger toddler.
The children’s exhibition, entitled 1,2,3 Grow, explores the many ways things, including humans, grow. Activities, children’s art, stories, an indoor sandpit with fossils beneath the sand which children are encouraged to discover, a kids puppet theatre and an outside play/picnic area including games such as skittles for the whole family, are just some of the attractions.
It doesn’t matter how often we visit (we try to put our membership to good use after all) my children are always stimulated and engaged. Young children particularly love the insect section and the Forest gallery.
Located in Carlton Gardens, opposite the historic Royal Exhibition Building, the award-winning Melbourne Museum houses a permanent collection in eight galleries, including one just for children.
Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, a living rainforest, the racehorse Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. Major international exhibitions are presented in the Touring Hall.
A visit to Melbourne Museum offers rich and often surprising insights into life in Victoria.
After the learning experience, re-fuel at the family friendly Melbourne Museum Cafe -
The café is family friendly, can provide high chairs and offers a special lunch box for kids. Adults are catered for with a selection of fresh hot and cold food, soft drinks, wine, espresso coffee and a selection of teas.
Visit the Museum and take the family to the Museum Café for some fun and fast lunchtime food or relax with a glass of wine, enjoying the view of the Royal Exhibition Building.
The Museum Café is open from 10.00am until 4.30pm seven days a week.
Melbourne Museum 11 Nicholson St Carlton, Victoria, 3053
Open daily 10am – 5pm.
Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day.
- Adult $10
- Concession Free Entry
- Child (3–16 years) Free Entry.
Bookings & Enquiries 13 11 02