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Fall into an Amazing Autumn Holiday at Melbourne Museum

Looking for more activities to do during the autumn school holidays? Melbourne Museum has got your back! They’ve got the Autumn school holidays sorted with fantastic programs, events and exhibitions, especially if your little ones are into dinosaurs. Read on!

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Melbourne Museum Autumn School Holiday Activities & Workshops

There are lots to see and do at Melbourne Museum these school holidays!


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1. Triceratops in Technicolour

Triceratops in Technicolour is an activity that encourages kids to be creative and collaborate in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The workshop will give dinosaur lovers the opportunity to create their own customised augmented reality Triceratops through the use of digital art technologies to design and colour the dinosaur’s digital ‘skin’.

At the end of the workshop, participants receive a digital file that enables them to view their Triceratops in augmented reality in their home.

Book your spot in Triceratops in Technicolour now | Monday 11 April – Friday 22 April 2022 (Not running over Easter)

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2. Triceratops Masks

Did you hear? Horridus, one of the world’s most complete Triceratops fossils, has stomped into the heart of Melbourne Museum!

To celebrate his grand arrival, Melbourne Museum is inviting you to join them in creating your own 3-D Triceratops Masks through an art activity that will get you to crease, fold and tuck your mask and then decorate it with the special colour palette inspired by this exhibition!

Also, why not stop by the Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs exhibit to say hi to big ol’ Horridus?

Book your spot in Triceratops Masks | Saturday 9 April – Monday 25 April 2022

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3. Open Horizons Family Weekend

Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections is a wonderful exhibit that celebrates the ideas, myths and histories of Ancient Greece and its influences on contemporary culture.

To commemorate the opening of this awesome exhibition, Melbourne Museum is hosting a bunch of exhibition talks, tours, Greek food and activities for children of all ages during the Open Horizons Family Weekend!

Book your spot on Open Horizons Family Weekend | Saturday 23 April – Sunday 24 April 2022

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4. Road to Zero Photo Booth & Direct your own TV ad

Suitable for kids ages three and up, the Road to Zero Photo Booth activity is one that will teach them about bike, scooter and skateboard safety along with some tips on how to securely fit your helmet. At the end of the activity, kids will then get to pick some props and snap a polaroid photo that they can take home with them.

For budding young directors that are 7–12 year olds, the Direct your own TV ad will allow them to test their advertisement-making skills as they create their own safety video advertisements using state-of-the-art technology provided at the museum.

Book your spot at Road to Zero Photo Booth & Direct your own TV ad | Wednesday 11 April – Friday 22 April 2022

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5. Triceratops Dino Dig

Head to Fed Square to dig, discover and uncover fossilized Triceratops bones in this not-to-be-missed immersive experience! On top of this, there are also prizes to be won and photo opportunities to remember this awesome Triceratops Dino Dig experience.

Complete your dino expedition at Melbourne Museum’s Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs exhibition.

Book your spot at Triceratops Dino Dig | Monday 11 April – Sunday 17 April 2022

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5. The (Very) Big Laugh Out

We all know how much laughter can really brighten the day so that’s why Melbourne Museum and Melbourne International Comedy Festival are teaming up to present The (Very) Big Laugh Out to kids these autumn school holidays!

The program consists of three shows:

  • Dino's Got Talent (Tue 12 Apr – Tue 19 Apr) – Join the world’s longest-running talent competition.
  • Great Big Comedy Show (Tue 12 Apr – Tue 19 Apr) – A cavalcade of festival favourites with revolving line-ups each day.
  • Wantok (AUS/PNG) (Sat 16 Apr – Sun 24 Apr) – A riotous tour of our Antipodean cultures with stories, songs, dances and lots of cheeky humour.

Book your spot at The (Very) Big Laugh Out | Saturday 23 April – Monday 25 April 2022

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6. IMAX Melbourne

For the autumn school holidays, IMAX Melbourne is offering the following 3D shows for you:

  • Asteroid Hunters (Fri 1 Apr – Wed 13 Apr) – Get a fascinating look at asteroids, their cosmic origins and the potential threat they pose to our world.
  • Dinosaurs of Antarctica (Fri 1 Apr – Wed 13 Apr) – see the amazing prehistoric creatures come back to life in this 3D experience where you will watch them wander through and live in the Antarctic forests and swamps that once were their home millions of years ago.

Book your spot at IMAX Melbourne | Friday 1 April – Wednesday 13 April 2022

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Melbourne Museum Autumn School Holiday Exhibits

While you have free time during the school holidays, make sure you visit these awesome exhibits while they’re still at Melbourne Museum:

  1. Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs (Daily Exhibition) – Come face to face with one of the most awe-inspiring creatures ever to walk the Earth—the Triceratops.
  2. Dinosaur Walk (Daily Exhibition) – Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.
  3. 600 Million Years (Daily Exhibition) – The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.
  4. Dynamic Earth (Daily Exhibition) – A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.
  5. Top Designs 2022 (Sat 2 Apr – Sun 10 Jul) – Discover the future of Victorian design at Top Designs, a multidisciplinary exhibition celebrating some of the finest works created by VCE and VET students from 2021.
  6. Mini Mega Model Museum (Daily Exhibition) – Welcome to the Mini Mega Model Museum, where the apples are wax and the Colosseum is small!
  7. Still in my mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality (Until Sun 15 May) – Inspired by Gurindji/Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari, this exhibition considers the impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off in sparking the national land rights movement.
  8. Fight for Survival (Until Mon 11 July) – The story of a landmark moment in Australian History when communities united to save Victoria’s treasured Northland Secondary College.
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As well as being the founder of TOT: HOT OR NOT she helps businesses with their SEO, email marketing & social media as BrightSmart.com.au; she owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au and develops and produces creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com. She used to publish another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne.

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