Looking for school holiday fun? Museums Victoria's got you sorted

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Stuck for activities when school breaks? Museums Victoria have plenty of family fun to fill your days, with exciting programs across all three of their venues.

With something for kids under five, all the way up to 12-year-olds, it’s an educational, stimulating and enjoyable experience for the whole fam. Here's what coming up:

Melbourne Museum

Head to Melbourne Museum this spring school holidays to learn more about the spectacular creatures in the museum's collections. Kids can ‘go wild’ creating their own animals, and learn more about spectacular creatures in the museum’s collections each day.

There’s also a chance for kids to Meet The Museum Experts on Tuesday October 2 and Wednesday October 3 from 2pm. Families will see experts at work, walk behind the scenes and try developing their own museum skills!

Plus, don’t miss the Windwheels world record attempt! Every day kids can drop in to help build a mini indoor wind farm ahead of the main event attempt on Friday 5 October.


Learn all about how we lift ourselves off the ground these spring school holidays! Winging It is a show at Scienceworks exploring the past and future of aeronautics, explaining how wings, rockets and jetpacks work. Plus, in the Lightning Room, kids can see Bolt from the Blue, a show teaching kids all about lightning. 

Continue your visit with a wander through the historic Pumping Station in the 11am and 1pm daily tours. Then continue the history lesson through the Collection Store with their 12pm and 2pm daily tours.

To make the most of your day, grab your Scienceworks Space Passport and get stamps for four out-of-this-world experiences along the way. Explore the wonder of flight and space travel in the Above and Beyond exhibition, then journey through the cosmos in an unmissable Planetarium Show. Continue on to bend the fabric of space time in Beyond Perception and imagine life in space at Think Ahead!

Immigration Museum

Ever been to a Turkish Yuva? ‘Yuva’ is a word that means home or nest, and is used to describe a cosy place where families come together. In the Immigration Museum’s very own yuva,  experience Turkish pastimes and cultural traditions with the kids.

Visit Museums Victoria for tickets and more information now.