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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

Express your creativity with Etsy and Melbourne Museum at a bespoke pop-up making space.

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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.

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.


Carboniferous Critters

Re-create the giant creatures of the Carboniferous.

Reconstruction of platypterygius australis, an ichthyosaur with cartilage muscle overlay showing developmental process of drawings.

Ancient Sea Monsters

Dive into the amazing world of ancient marine reptiles.

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Visiting children examining Inostrancevia skeleton in the Dinosaur Walk exhibition.

Dinosaur Walk

Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.

Painting of a turtle

Yannae Wirrate Weelam

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

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

Crinoid fossils and models

600 Million Years

The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.


IMAX Melbourne

The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.

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.

Girls looking into case

The Melbourne Story

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

Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

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

Bugs Alive!

The amazing world of insects and spiders!

Trees and mist

Forest Secrets

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

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Discovery Centre

A fun place to learn about interesting stuff.

Child holding white and brown large crab

Children’s Base Camp

For visitors with young children.

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Darwin to DNA

The processes and mechanisms of evolution.

A child looking at Earth globe display

Dynamic Earth

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


Milarri Garden trail

Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.

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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.

Various sails within Te Pasifika gallery

Te Vainui O Pasifika

Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.

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.


The Mind

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

Collection specimens on a horse drawn dray

Archives tours

This tour will introduce you to the story of Melbourne Museum, one of the most stunning and original landmarks in Victoria.

Woman dress in safety gear treating collections

Conservation Lab tour

Visit the Museum Victoria conservation laboratory where precious collection objects are assessed and preserved.

Detail of zinc etching


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

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A woman's hand pointing to a draw of bug specimens.

Entomology tour

Discover all things bugs and visit a collection rarely seen by the public.

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Indigenous Cultures Collection tour

This tour focuses on the stunning objects in our Indigenous collection store.


Live Exhibits tour

Come and meet the Live Exhibits team who look after living displays – plants and animals -  across Melbourne Museum.

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Specimens in a drawer

Geosciences Collection Tour

Take a journey to outer space and come back down to Earth with a tour of our Geosciences Collection.

Woman holding a specimen in the collection store

Mammals Collection tour

Join us for a tour of the mammal specimen store room and meet some of Museum Victoria's scientists who will share their expertise and knowledge about our furry friends!


Marine Invertebrates tour

Discover a treasure trove of over 5 million specimens as you walk through our life-library of marine invertebrates.

Skull in ventral view

Palaeontology tour

On this tour our internationally-renowned Palaeontologists will take you on a tour of Museum Victoria’s amazing fossil collection.

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Rare Books tour

Step into an area rarely seen by the public and peruse the stunning treasures of the rare book collection.

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Vertebrates tour

Hear directly from Museum Victoria's scientists and see all the weird and wonderful sharks, bizarre deep-sea fish, and fabulous frogs and lizards.


History and Technology Collection tour

This tour of the  History and Technology Collection will let you experience a unique representation of Victoria’s cultural and technological history.


The Preparators tour

Enter into a world where art and science combine with this Behind the Scenes Tour of the Preparations Department.

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.

Rusty iron shed bearing a sign reading 'Gurindji Mining Lease and Cattle Station'. A Ford Zephyr is parked out the front.

Gurindji Blues Post Script

Speaker Charlie Ward. Part of the History, Culture & Collections seminar series.


Museum Members

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