Our planet is home to an astonishing diversity of animal life.
This Autumn we explore animal habitats, diversity, evolution and more in a series of hands on activities inspired by our very own Wild gallery.
Create, construct and classify an animal and display it in a natural habitat or museum setting. Then, take a fresh look at our Wild and Forest galleries on a fun, factual and fascinating song bird tour. Learn about the remarkable evolution of song birds and find out why Australian birds are so noisy.
Wild World of Animals
Enter the wild world of animals this autumn, in a fun and creative exploration at Melbourne Museum.
Build an animal using LEGO® DUPLO, record its details and take a photo of your creation in our mini gallery or in its natural habitat.
Classify your creature and discover how an animal’s environment and diet determines its features and behaviour.
Think our birds are loud and cheeky? Do you know and love their songs? Australian songbirds are the originals.
Yes, all songbirds are thought to have originated in Australia about 50 million years ago and then slowly migrated to the rest of the world. Perhaps the originals are always the loudest!
Find out more about these special birds as you visit the museum’s Science and Life, and Forest galleries. Learn about different Australian songbirds, their particular songs and learn a bird song yourself.
These half-hour tours are free and family friendly.