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There's plenty of things to do for the whole family in Melbourne. From interactive museums and kids' festivals to exhilarating outdoor adventures and wildlife parks, you'll discover a whole host of things to do with the family.

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Art galleries

ACMI

Venture into Fed Square and explore the world of film, television and digital media with year-round exhibitions, rare screenings and cultural events.

Performing arts

National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA)

The National Institute of Circus Arts (NICA) is Australia's Centre of Excellence in contemporary circus arts training. NICA is a national...

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Melbourne Zoo

Get up close with more than 250 species as you explore rainforests, bushland and underwater worlds. Don't miss the zookeeper talks and feeding times!

Family

Living Legends: The International Home of Rest for Champion Horses

Rub noses with retired champion racehorses, take tea in the historic homestead, smell the roses in heritage gardens and explore beautiful parklands.

Family

Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (Casey RACE)

Located in Melbourne's South East, Casey Recreation and Aquatic Centre (Casey RACE) is used by Melbourne Football Club and has something for...

Art galleries

NGV International

See one of the Southern Hemisphere's most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

Museums

Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club

The Melbourne Steam Traction Engine Club operates a vintage engine museum set in six hectares of parkland in the south eastern suburb of Scoresby. In...

Museums

Melbourne Museum

Touch and feel your way through local history; give Phar Lap a nod, explore a rainforest, rest in a rollercoaster car, and discover Koori heritage.

Art galleries

ArtVo Immersive Gallery

Welcome to Australia’s first immersive, ‘trick-art’ gallery. ArtVo lets you experience a new perspective on art with mind-bending artwork. Stepping...

Museums

Islamic Museum of Australia

The Islamic Museum of Australia shares the rich artistic heritage and historical contributions of Muslims in Australia and abroad through the display...

Literature

State Library of Victoria

Leaf through tomes and browse exhibitions in the Domed Reading Room at this grand library and enjoy the great program of events for kids and adults.

Family

Bulla Hill Railway

Bulla Hill Railway, operated by Tullamarine Live Steam Society, is located about eight kilometres from Melbourne Airport and offers scenic miniature...

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Art & culture

Museums

Delve deep into the history of places near and far at Melbourne's varied museums, dedicated to all manner of the city's quirky local stories.

Nature & wildlife

Wildlife and zoos

Featuring state of the art aquarium, award-winning zoos and parklands teeming with fauna, you don't have to go far in Melbourne to see wildlife.

Things to do

Tours

Explore Melbourne on foot with an expert walking guide, join a bus tour or follow the historic City Circle Tram route on a tour of the city's cafes.

Nature & wildlife

Parks and gardens

Discover abundant parks and leafy gardens in Melbourne and take a break from the hectic pace of the city with a relaxing stroll or picnic on the lawn.