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.
Architecture & designFederation Square
In the tradition of the world's busiest public spaces, "Fed Square" buzzes with a daily program of events, restaurants and cafes and bold galleries.
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
Climb aboard and roam the decks of the historic Polly Woodside, one of Australia’s last surviving 19th century tall ships. Experience the turbulent trials...
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FamilyMake a splash on New Year’s Eve at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
Enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s Eve at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium with family-friendly and adults only packages available giving people of all ages...
Experience Werribee Open Range Zoo like never before at Sunset Safari, an exclusive after-hours event.Spend an incredible night out with some of the world’s...
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...
FamilyClay for Kids - Family Open Day
Come along to Duldig studio's free annual Family Open Day and view the exhibition of sculptures made in 'Clay for Kids' Workshops under the guidance of...
Horse racingLexus Melbourne Cup Parade
See this year’s Lexus Melbourne Cup jockeys and trainers parade down Swanston Street in this highly anticipated free public event. The festivities continue...
Classes & workshopsInsectopia
Uncover the incredible hidden world of insects as you and your little ones explore Melbourne Gardens in search of critters that call the Gardens home...
FamilyLEGOLAND® Discovery Centre’s Halloween Adult Night
On Friday 1st November, daring kidults are invited to join the ghostly fun with the spookiest Adult Night of the year – the Brick or Treat Halloween Extravaganza.Summon...
FamilyHalloween Spooktacular in Ivanhoe
Trick or Treat? Come down to Upper Halloween Road for an afternoon of spooky trick or treat.Starting at 2:00pm until 6:00pm, collect your trick or treat...
Come along to Museum Playdates at Melbourne Museum with themes changing every term, come and play in their newest program for three to five year olds.Each...
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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.
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.
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.