Museums Victoria is delighted to welcome visitors back, throwing open the doors to Melbourne Museum, Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Immigration Museum, Scienceworks and IMAX Melbourne from Saturday 30 October. 

Visitors to Melbourne Museum can now experience Treasures of the Natural World, an exhibition featuring over 200 of the biggest, rarest and most fascinating objects from London’s world-famous Natural History Museum collections and hear the stories behind some of history’s greatest scientific discoveries.  

At Scienceworks, explore what our future will look like as the line between humans and technology is blurring in Born or Built? Our Robotic Future and see Tycho’s next big adventure to the red planet, when Tycho Goes to Mars at the Melbourne Planetarium. Planetarium Nights will resume for adult audiences from Friday 5 November.  

Explore the histories, stories and contemporary issues of Victoria’s diverse communities, and what connects us all as humans at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum. Featuring exhibitions, Becoming You: An incomplete guide,  Atong Atem: To Be Real and Being Mirka. 

Big movies are coming back to the best biggest screen in the world. IMAX Melbourne has an exciting selection of new Hollywood blockbusters and stunning documentaries to screen upon opening on Saturday October 30. 


Treasures of the Natural World  

Exhibition | Daily 10am – 5pm | Surcharged  

Some of the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures have landed at Melbourne Museum, all the way from London, for the whole family to enjoy. Journey through the natural world and marvel at the objects that changed the course of scientific history. For the first time in Australia, don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to discover new worlds, and experience the magic of a visit to London’s Natural History Museum right here in Melbourne. Due to capacity limits, you must reserve a timed entry slot to Treasures of the Natural World in addition to your general admission ticket. Closes Sunday 16 January 2022.  

Fight for Survival (Opening Saturday 6 November) 

Exhibition | Daily 10am – 5pm | Included with museum entry 

Fight for Survival tells the story of a landmark moment in Australian history when communities united to save Victoria’s treasured Northland Secondary College and their grassroots fight against the decision to shut down the school. 

Still in my Mind (Opening Saturday 6 November)  

Exhibition | Daily 10am – 5pm | Included with museum entry 

Still in My Mind is a multi-faceted, multi-media exhibition exploring the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off, a seminal event in Australian history that sparked the national land rights movement. 


Born or Built? Our Robotic Future  

Exhibition | Daily 10am–4.30pm | Surcharged  

Explore the big questions when it comes to robotics and artificial intelligence and, in the process, try out fun interactive exhibits, including the opportunity to move a ball with just your mind, test your face-making abilities against a machine and train a robot to complete an obstacle course.  

Plus, you can now visit a robot zoo inside the exhibition! Get to know some of the unique robot personalities from our collection and interact with them in fun and different ways. 

Tycho Goes to Mars  

Melbourne Planetarium | Ages 5 – 12 | Surcharged sessions 

In our brand-new planetarium show, Tycho Goes to Mars, Tycho, our favourite cheeky dog with a knack for getting into trouble, is finally blasting off to discover the red planet, Mars! 

We’ll learn all about the major features of Mars, including the ancient volcano Olympus Mons and the canyons of the Valles Marineris. 

Planetarium Nights 

Every Friday from 5 November | 7.30pm | Surcharged 

On Friday nights the Melbourne Planetarium reawakens after hours for adults only with a stellar line-up of full-dome film screenings. 

Journey through fluorescent coral reefs, marvel at the cosmos, dive into black holes and get ready for an alien invasion in the latest Melbourne Planetarium showcase of films on the dome. 


Becoming You: An incomplete guide 

Exhibition | Included with museum entry 

Becoming You presents 71 Australian coming of age stories by 72 storytellers in all their diversity. These personal experiences traverse landscapes of time, gender, orientation, culture, age, and distance, reflecting Immigration Museum’s commitment to celebrating our shared humanity. 

Atong Atem: To Be Real 

Exhibition | Included with museum entry 

As part of PHOTO 2021 International Festival of Photography, award-winning artist Atong Atem has created a series of large-scale photographic works for the Immigration Museum. 

Being Mirka  

Exhibition | Included with museum entry 

Explores the many wonderful facets of Melbourne’s cultural icon Mirka Mora through precious objects from the Museum’s Mirka Mora collection. 

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of Mirka Mora’s arrival in Australia, this installation presents objects from Mirka’s former Richmond studio to reveal her journey of personal discovery – from post-World War II migrant to one of Melbourne’s most beloved cultural figures. 


Films include Shang-ChiEternals and Suicide Squad, which were all captured with high-resolution IMAX-certified cameras and include exclusive expanded aspect ratio (1.9:1) presentation, with Eternals also featuring select sequences in full screen (1.43:1). Documentaries include David Attenborough’s beloved IMAX 3D doco, Museum Alive and IMAX exclusive, Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D

After numerous delays, the huge Hollywood film slate is finally hitting Victoria with an even bigger line-up soon to hit the giant screen, including No Time To DieVenom: Let There Be Carnage; and the highly anticipated Dune in which acclaimed director Denis Villeneuve brings Frank Herbert’s epic sci-fi novel to life. 

A wide range of health and safety measures will be in place to help protect the safety of staff and visitors. Visitors can show their vaccination status with a COVID-19 digital certificate displayed through the Service Victoria app, Medicare app, or equivalent smartphone wallet. They can also present a printed version of their certificate or immunisation history statement or provide evidence of a medical exemption. With restricted visitor numbers in place, bookings are essential.   

Museum Member tickets are available. Not a Museum Member? Join now!  

General admission tickets are available via the Museums Victoria website.  

Can’t visit yet? Explore their virtual experiences via Museum at Home.  

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