. RELICS A New World Rises at Melbourne Museum. Photo by Eugene Hyland. Source Museums Victoria.jpg

Keep Your Little Explorers Engaged This Summer: Your Guide To Melbourne Museum’s School Holidays Program 2023/2024

Ah, summer school holidays in Melbourne – isn’t it just the perfect recipe for restless kids and frazzled parents? 

If you’re on the hunt for school holiday activities that offer real, enriching experiences, check out Melbourne Museum’s Summer School Holidays program this year. 

From interactive exhibits to workshops that ignite their creative spark, Melbourne Museum’s school holiday program promises educational content with a sprinkling of fun.

. RELICS A New World Rises at Melbourne Museum. Photo by Eugene Hyland. Source Museums Victoria.jpg
Museums Victoria – Photo: Eugene Hyland

Melbourne Museum summer school holiday activities

There’s lots to see and do at Melbourne Museum these school holidays! Here’s the ultimate guide to making the most of Melbourne Museum’s School Holidays Program 2023/2024. 

1. RELICS: A New World Rises

A unique mixed-media sculpture exhibition that blends real-world artefacts with imaginative LEGO® civilizations. This exhibition offers an intriguing exploration of historical and fantastical worlds, perfect for all ages.

Read our RELICS Lego Exhibition review

RELICS: A New World Rises, 1 September 2023 – 28 January 2024 | Daily | Adult $27.50 / Senior $22.50 / Child / Concession $17.50 / Member adult $22 / Member Child / Concession $14 | Includes Melbourne Museum entry 

. RELICS A New World Rises at Melbourne Museum. Photo by Eugene Hyland. Source Museums Victoria.jpg
Museums Victoria – Photo: Eugene Hyland

2. Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

Step back in time and experience the journey of the iconic Titanic. This exhibition showcases genuine artefacts and recreates the ambience of the legendary ship, providing a captivating historical experience.

Have a First Look at Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition

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Titanic: The Artefact Exhibition, 18 Dec 2023 – 14 Apr 2024 | Daily | Adult $32.50, Child $18, Concession $22.50, Member $14, Flexible ticket $39 | Includes Melbourne Museum entry 

. Grand Staircase in Titanic The Artefact Exhibition in Paris coming to Melbourne Museum. Source EMG
Museums Victoria – Photo: Eugene Hyland

3. Creative Lab 

Creative Lab is the space to unleash creativity! 

Kids aged 5 to 12 are invited into a world where Victoria’s creatures come to life right before their eyes. During the 45 minute workshop, they will be using watercolours to add vibrant corals, lush plants, and fascinating animals to a huge, beautifully drawn Victorian habitat. 

Then they’ll snap digital photos of their group masterpieces and keep their colourful animals as a memento.

And for the guardians? You can jump into the fun or enjoy a well-deserved break in our cosy pop-up café right next door.

Please note: Creative Lab does not include Museum Entry. Tickets are $10 for each Child and $8 for Museums Victoria members. 

Creative Lab, 1 January 2024 – 25 January 2024 | Daily | Child $10 / Member Child $8 

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Source: Museums Victoria – Photo: Eugene Hyland

4. Tiny Tours

A special tour for young visitors to experience the museum like adults! 

Tiny Tours offers a unique, 45-minute guided experience for early years audiences, particularly suited for children aged 3 to 5 years. With their own guide, children explore the museum’s most curious and amazing specimens and objects.

This season’s focus is on understanding how, in a world of giants, it’s often the little things that matter the most. Key areas explored during the tour include the ‘600 Million Years’ exhibit, the ‘Dinosaur Walk’, and ‘Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs‘. 

The ticket for a child is priced at $22, with guardians gaining free entry along with museum access. 

Tiny Tours, 5 January 2024, 12 January 2024 and 19 January 2024 – 2 February 2024 | Child $22 / Guardians Free / Includes Melbourne Museum entry 

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5. Road to Zero Helmet Heroes 

Road to Zero Helmet Heroes is a unique, engaging activity focusing on the importance of helmet safety for children. This free drop-in event is an excellent opportunity for families to learn about bike, scooter, and skateboard safety and how to correctly choose and fit a helmet. 

Participants also get to take home a photo souvenir from a digital photobooth​​ – grab some props, choose a digital background, and take a picture!

Road to Zero Helmet Heroes is suitable for families with children aged 3 years and over.​

Road to Zero Helmet Heroes Tue 2 Jan to Sat 20 Jan 2024 excluding Sundays

. Road To Zero Helmet Heroes . Source Museums Victoria
Museums Victoria – Photo: Eugene Hyland

6. Children’s Gallery 

Designed for babies to 5-year-olds, the Melbourne Museum Children’s Gallery is a wonderful space for young children to explore, play, and learn. It’s filled with activities that stimulate curiosity and development in a fun and interactive environment.

Read our Melbourne Museum Children’s Gallery review

Children’s Gallery, Daily

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7. Gandel Gondwana Garden 

Discover Victoria’s ancient landscapes in Gandel Gondwana Garden. Learn about the dinosaurs and megafauna that once roamed this land, as well as the ancestors of today’s Australian species. It’s an educational journey through time.

Read our Gandel Gondwana Garden  review

Gandel Gondwana Garden, Daily 

Gandel Gondwana Garden Melbourne Museum Kids and Teacher looking up

8. Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs

Meet the most complete real dinosaur in Australia, 67-million-year-old Horridus the Triceratops. 

Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs is an immersive voyage into a lost world, where visitors will explore the landscapes of the Cretaceous and get to know the creatures that thrived there. 

Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs Daily | Includes Melbourne Museum entry

Triceratops Melbourne Museum

Become a Museum Member

Become a Museum Member to receive free general entry to all of Museums Victoria’s venues, as well as discounts on touring exhibitions, parking, shops and cafes, and exclusive events, tours and bookings!

Click here for more information

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