HOT: The Cell by Brook Andrew, The Substation, 1 Market St, Newport

There’s a jumping castle (of sorts) at The Substation Newport! Australian contemporary artist Brook Andrew is known for playfully reinterpreting colonial and modern history. His work includes video, sculpture, photography and installations.  The Substation is presenting the Melbourne premiere of Andrew’s major installation ‘The Cell‘. Wiradjuri patterns decorate the immersive inflatable installation and visitors dress up in a […]

HOT: ACMI Family Sundays, ACMI, Federation Square, Melbourne

On the first Sunday of every month, ACMI, Australia’s museum of film, television, video games and digital culture, offers a day of free family-friendly events and interactive activities called ‘ACMI Family Sundays‘. ACMI Family Sundays give families the opportunity to interact with screen culture in all its forms, with activities mainly designed for 5 – 12 year […]

The HOT List: Top 9 Tips for Visiting MONA with kids

The Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) Hobart is Australia’s largest privately-funded art museum and since 2011 it has become a huge drawcard for visitors to Tasmania. MONA’s collection is a reflection of the owner David Walsh’s personal taste. There’s a mixture of antiquities, photography, paintings, video and immersive installations from Australia and around the […]

HOT: LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne, Level 2, Chadstone – The Fashion Capital, 1341 Dandenong Rd, Chadstone

LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Melbourne is the ultimate indoor LEGO play space that’s opened in Chadstone Shopping Centre. It’s going to be a big hit in Melbourne as the weather turns colder (or when we get a summer heatwave). I’m invited to a preview event ahead of the public opening today at 12pm and we stay […]

Scienceworks 25th Birthday Party – Giveaway!

Head to Scienceworks on Saturday 29 April 6-10pm for the Scienceworks 25th Birthday Party! The family-friendly event is a chance to experience Scienceworks after dark and to celebrate the museum’s iconic exhibitions and unique experiences. There will also be a free silent disco tour and low cost extras like Lightning Room and Planetarium shows, plus food and drinks available on the […]

HOT: NGV Under 4s art classes, National Gallery of Victoria, 180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

The National Gallery of Victoria is a fantastic family-friendly destination and every month they run ‘NGV Under 4s‘, a specially developed program for kids 2-4 years where they get to discover the gallery through look and making activities with their parents/carers. The theme changes every month and three 60 minute sessions at 10, 11:30 and […]

HOT: Invisible Light Garden, Artplay, Birrarung Marr, Melbourne

Invisible Light Garden is the latest interactive art installation by Melbourne creative studio Mosster Studio and it’s opening today in Artplay’s exhibition space. I guarantee that you and the kids will be wowed by the interaction between digital imagery and physical action. In previous workshops Lady and I worked with the artists to help ‘make’ a […]

HOT: NGV Kids Summer Festival 2017, NGV International and NGV Australia, 180 St Kilda Rd and Federation Square, Melbourne

From Monday 16 January to Australia Day Thursday 26 January the National Gallery Victoria on St Kilda Road (NGV International) and Ian Potter Centre at Federation Square (NGV Australia) are hosting its annual NGV Kids Summer Festival with 11 days of FREE events for families. This year the festival’s activities are inspired by David Hockney: […]

HOT: Screen Worlds, ACMI Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Federation Square, Melbourne

ACMI stands for the Australian Centre for Moving Image and it’s Australia’s national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art. The free Screen Worlds exhibition is a fantastic destination for families. I had always assumed that Screen Worlds was a historical display and thus aimed at older kids who could read exhibition […]

HOT: Test Lab, Lego Robotics Workshop and Scienceworks School Holidays Program, 2 Booker Ave, Spotswood

Scienceworks have an amazing temporary pop up space called Test Lab inviting families to explore everything about robots! Test Lab is a maker space for children and is included in general museum entry. You can drop in for general tinkering in the Shed which has open constructive play using a variety of kid-friendly materials, be inspired by what […]

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