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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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A woman in a fashion parade wearing Victorian clothing in an art gallery

A Victorian Silhouette

Melbourne Museum and Sovereign Hill present 1850s daywear in fascinating detail. Experience the secrets of the 1850s Victorian silhouette

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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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Painting of a turtle

Yannae Wirrate Weelam

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

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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Horse Phar Lap on display in the Melbourne Story gallery

Phar Lap

Australia's greatest racehorse.

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People perform Chinese Square Dancing outside Melbourne Museum

Chinese Square Dancing

Learn the modern combination of dance and exercise that is a fun and visual spectacle.

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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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Illustration

Top Designs 2017

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

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1.	Three female scientists smiling and happy with their awards from 2016 competition.

FameLab 2017

Discovering charismatic, up-and-coming scientists who inspire people to see the world from a new perspective - in just three minutes. 

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Collection of colourful toy tops

Top teasers

Come and explore our visual illusions and discover how things are not always what they seem.

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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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Remnants of an ancient building

Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict

In this lecture Andrew Jamieson will discuss the forthcoming exhibition Syria: Ancient History – Modern Conflict in the Ian Potter Museum of Art’s Classics and Archaeology Gallery at the University of Melbourne.

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