Zoom in on the evolutionary genius of bugs and discover how humans are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.
Offers a glimpse for the first time into the ancient women’s practise of shell stringing by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community.
Explore the museum after hours with live music, bars, and delicious bites.
Wake up with the museum in this highly original event!
We’re inviting you, our Museum Members, to visit and peruse our recently renovated Melbourne Museum shop in an after-hours shopping event.
Imagine going on a month-long voyage of deep sea discovery, where scientists explore 4000m below the surface and yield a cargo of weird and wonderful deep sea species discovered in the abyss.
A wondrous place for babies to 5-year-olds where children will explore, play and learn.
Celebrating a major turning point in Australian history, Bunjilaka presents an exhibition marking the 50th Anniversary of the 1967 Referendum. This collection of work by local Koorie artists reflects on a national movement united for Aboriginal Human Rights.
See the faceless fish and learn more about the Museums Victoria-led deep sea research voyage.
Features personal objects selected by the award winners that have valued significance to them, communicating something special about their lives and experiences.
Our expert panel discusses the motion film collection in the Humanities Department at Museums Victoria.
Giant bugs are on the loose at Melbourne Museum! You never know what you might see when you visit.
This talk traces the development of the astronomical lantern set and its use in Australia, with a focus on the cultural interpretations of popular astronomy.
Celebrating the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.
Over 600 birds, reptiles, mammals and amphibians from around the world.
Walk among skeletons of prehistoric animals.
The origin and evolution of life in Victoria.
The most immersive cinematic experience in the world.
One of the world's most destructive conflicts recalled through the experiences of eight people.
Explore Bunjilaka's beautiful Indigenous garden.
Reinstating the Royal Exhibition Building's dome promenade.
An exhibition packed with icons of the city's past and present.
The amazing world of insects and spiders!
Walk through a stand of Victoria's mountain forests in the middle of the city.
A fun place to learn about interesting stuff.
An etched zinc wall that spans the north wall of Birrarung Gallery and surrounds the entry to First Peoples.
The processes and mechanisms of evolution.
A brilliant, immersive exhibition about our ever-changing Earth.
Dramatic underwater footage, vivid photographs and rare specimens bring Victoria’s marine animals to life.
Watercraft and other objects from nearly every Pacific Island nation.
Monthly lecture series presented by Museums Victoria's Humanities Department.
Think about the workings of your own mind and the minds of others.
Australia's greatest racehorse.
Introduction to the museum's displays.
Discover the history and beauty of this magnificently restored building.
Join us in the Children’s Gallery with some very special guests to celebrate Book Week – Escape to Everywhere.
Humanities curators reveal some of the rich and remarkable stories behind recent acquisitions.