Things to do
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.
Architecture & designEureka Skydeck 88
Teeter on The Edge, a switchable glass cube that slides you out from the building's 88th floor for unsurpassed views of Melbourne and far beyond.
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.
Wildlife, zoos & farmsMelbourne 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!
History & heritageOld Melbourne Gaol
Sentence yourself to a day of fun or a spooky night at Victoria's oldest prison, which housed tough criminals and the infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.
Maritime historyPolly Woodside
Launched in Belfast in 1885, the Polly Woodside sailed 1.5 million kilometres around the globe. Located in the heart of Melbourne's South Wharf precinct...
Journey to the stars and beyond at the Melbourne Planetarium, travel through space and time, and have a hair-raising encounter with lighting volts.
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Play Pod is the Library's program for children aged under eight years, packed with activities to read, create and play. With a new theme every season,...
From newborns to toddlers, Baby Bounce is a special time for you and your little one. Join the State Library Victoria every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday...
Cooking classesKid Cooking Classes at OTAO Kitchen
If your child loves to eat and have fun, you want them enrolled in OTAO Kitchen's Sunday cooking classes. More important than having fun, your child will...
FamilyLittle Seeds - Early Years Nature Play and Gardening Program
Calling all Little Seeds. Come and get your hands dirty and let your imagination run free as you tend to your very own garden patch and explore the magical...
FamilyBalee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup at Cranbourne Gardens
Cranbourne Gardens welcomes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and children to join the unique Balee Koolin Bubup Bush Playgroup. Providing...
ExhibitionsMirka Mora: Pas De Deux, Drawing and Dolls
A beloved and central figure in the cultural life of Australia, Mirka Mora has long captured the public imagination with her distinctive art and inimitable...
FamilyLittle Sparks - Movers and Shakers
See what you can bang, twang or jangle as you explore concepts of sound and vibrations in the world around us. Discover ways of making your own music-maker,...
FamilySanta's Christmas Spectacular
Audience’s young and old will be all smiles and feeling the magic of Christmas this year at Santa’s Christmas Spectacular live at the beautiful Empire...
FamilySanta's Magical Kingdom
Get ready to see a truly magical experience. Santa’s Magical Kingdom returns this November and December.The magic of Christmas will come alive at Santa’s...
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Nature & wildlifeParks 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.
Nature & wildlifeWildlife 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.
Art & cultureMuseums
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.
Things to doTours
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.