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Girl and her mother looking out the windows of a pretend train

Children's Gallery

A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.

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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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Montage of Lego constructions on a blue background

Brickman ‘Wonders of the World’

An Interactive exhibition made from LEGO® bricks is heading to Melbourne Museum.

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Illustration

Top Designs 2017

Top Designs 2017 showcases the work of Victoria’s best young emerging designers.

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Man photographing rock formations in bushland

Fish traps and stone houses

An evening lecture part of "History, Culture & Collections" the 2017 Museums Victoria Humanities Department lectures series.

 

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The Body: Hackathon

It’s a night at the museum where you can bring the exhibitions themselves to life

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Lanterns in the shape of eggs and a bird

Koorie Makers’ Festival

Come and view demonstrations by Indigenous artists practising and talking about their crafts.

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Painted portrait of a woman

Ben Quilty

A sample of work from leading Australian artist Ben Quilty’s After Afghanistan series

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Visitors viewing a showcase

Wild

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

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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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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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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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garden

Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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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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Boy opening a drawer

Discovery Centre

A fun place to learn about interesting stuff.

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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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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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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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Shelving in a collection store

History, Culture and Collections

Monthly seminar series presented by Museums Victoria's Humanities Department.

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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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3 red pom-poms representing haemoglobin, with smaller blue pom-poms attached representing oxygen.

Finding Haemo

Come and see our giant red blood cell and make your own pom-pom haemoglobin.

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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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four people standing amongst rocks and grass

Highlights tour

Introduction to the museum's displays.

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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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