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Jurassic World: The Exhibition

Get closer to dinosaurs than ever before in Jurassic World: The Exhibition!

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Exhibition entry with visitors looking at language map

First Peoples

Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people. 

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Mounted specimens with a necklace and clutch bag.

Etsy x Melbourne Museum

Exclusive collection of handmade wares inspired by WILD exhibition.

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cellular animations with many colours and shades of purple, red, pink and white.

Biomedical Breakthroughs

See how Melbourne’s medical research has changed lives around the world.

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Ferns, seed ferns, and giant lycopods (primitive moss-like plants with long slender leaves) flourished during the Carboniferous period, from about 360 to 300 million years ago.

School holiday activities

Travel back 300 million years to explore the giant creatures of the Carboniferous Period.

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Painting of a turtle

Yannae Wirrate Weelam

Artworks from The Torch's Indigenous Arts in Prison and Community program.

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Carboniferous Critters

Re-create the giant creatures of the Carboniferous.

Devonian Seas: Oculus Rift Experience

Dive into the seas of the Devonian Period using the latest Virtual Reality technology.

Phar Lap and jockey

Phar Lap’s 90th Birthday

Phar Lap is turning 90 and you’re invited!

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Dingoes and Diprotodons Koorie toy making activity

Weaving Workshops

Talented Gunditjmara fibre artist Bronwyn Razem is running weaving workshops at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Culture Centre.

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Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.

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Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.

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Woman talking to a crowd about the eels in the pond

Eel feeding

Watch a writhing mass of hungry eels gobble up their lunch! 

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IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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Black and white photography of two men and two women outside a tent

WWI: Love & Sorrow

One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.

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Yabby shell on rock

Yabby Dabby Doo!

Come face to face with a real live yabby and make your own yabby to take home.

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Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.

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Visitor in front of butterfly display at the entrance to Bugs Alive exhibition

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

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Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.

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Detail of zinc etching

Wurreka

An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples

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Boy opening a drawer

Discovery Centre

A fun place to learn about interesting stuff.

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Child holding white and brown large crab

Children’s Base Camp

For visitors with young children.

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stuffed birds in showcase

Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

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A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.

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Front view of mounted display shark

Marine Life

Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.

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Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery

Te Vainui O Pasifika

Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.

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Paper mache model skin detail of head

The Human Body

View your body inside, outside, up close and over time in this exhibition about our own biology.

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The Mind

Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.

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Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

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External view of Royal Exhibition Building from Nicholson Street

Royal Exhibition Building Tours

Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.

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Highlights tour

Introduction to the museum's displays.

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Man and woman watching light projections

Illumination

An evening celebration of the all-new Biomedical Breakthroughs: A New View of You exhibition.

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Museum Members

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