Beat the big chill this Winter School Holidays with Melbourne Museum!

Escape the cold these winter school holidays with indoor activities for kids at Melbourne Museum. From Saturday 25th June, learn about Wurundjeri Country and celebrate NAIDOC Week with First Peoples programs.

Waring | Wombat Season 
25 June – 10 July | Included with museum entry | Daily 11am – 3pm  
Help create an art installation that immerses you into Waring | wombat season! In this activity you will have the opportunity to learn about some of the key signs of Waring Season (April – July) and contribute to a large public installation representing Wurundjeri Country during this cold and misty time of year.  

This program is proudly supported by Aboriginal Melbourne, City of Melbourne. 

Connecting with Nature 
27 June – 1 July and 4 – 8 July | Surcharged | Dates and times vary 
Connect with the wondrous details of Victoria’s landscapes through a hands on digital immersion and art workshop. Gain knowledge of native plants and their significance to First Peoples and acquire lifelong skills in digital technologies. 

Working together, children and adults engage with native Victorian plant-life and develop skills in observation and digital botanical art. 

Bite Sized Science | First Peoples seasons 
2 July | Included with museum entry | Session times vary 
Discover our natural world and uncover the secret life of the creatures around us and their ecosystems in our monthly Bite-Sized Science sessions! In this series you will discover how we can connect with, and look after, our planet. his month, our topic will be First Peoples Seasons – Telling it Like it is. You will have the opportunity to learn about the true to life seasons of First Peoples and their Country.

Get up! Stand up! Show up! | NAIDOC Week 
3 July – 10 July | Included with museum entry | Daily 10am – 3pm 
Join us in the Birrarung Gallery for some badge making as we celebrate this year’s NAIDOC Week theme Get up! Stand up! Show up! You can also learn some of the past NAIDOC Week themes.  

This program is proudly supported by Aboriginal Melbourne, City of Melbourne. 

Road to Zero: Starting out Safely 
27 June – 9 July | Free | Daily excluding Sunday 10am – 3pm  
Create your own miniature road signs as part of our road safety directions game. This activity supports children to learn about the road rules that help keep everyone safe when using our roads.  

Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs 
Permanent exhibition | Included with museum entry | Daily 9am – 5pm 
Come face-to-face with one of the most awe-inspiring creatures ever to walk the Earth. Meet the most complete real dinosaur in Australia, 67-million-year-old Horridus the Triceratops, only at Melbourne Museum. This exhibition is an immersive voyage into a lost world – explore the landscapes of the Cretaceous and get to know the creatures that thrived there. 

Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections  
Temporary exhibition | Included with museum entry | Daily 9am – 5pm 
See some of the most significant items from the prestigious National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The exhibition tells the story of ideas, influences and connections that form and build communities. It will take you on a journey through Ancient Greece, exploring how the trade of ideas and goods influenced Greek culture, and in turn influenced the ancient world.


This article is produced in partnership with Museums Victoria.