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School Holidays at Melbourne Museum

Kids Melbourne Museum , Carlton Until Sunday February 28 2021
Melbourne Museum School holidays
Photograph: Joel Checkley
Melbourne Museum school holidays
Photograph: Supplied
Melbourne Museum school holidays
Photograph: Supplied

Time Out says

Keep the kids engaged with a stunning First Peoples program, dinosaurs and amazing printmaking

Shut the Playstation off for a bit and take the kids on a memorable adventure to Melbourne Museum these summer holidays. Stir-craziness is bound to be momentarily cured by the museum's suite of riveting exhibitions and displays with some extra-special holidays activities added to the mix. 

Melbourne Museum is dedicating the majority of their school holidays programming to incomparable First Peoples' knowledge and culture. Experience the interactive Milarri Summer program – a dive in to the plants and waterways significant to the First Peoples of south-eastern Australia. You'll learn about the traditional uses of Indigenous plants and have the opportunity to pot and keep your very own native plant to nurture at home. Get insight into the seasons according to First Nations people and be immersed in the fragrant greenery of the Milarri Gardens. 

After exploring the Milarri Summer program take some time to check out some of the museum's other First Nations exhibitions. In the Learning Lab you'll find the immersive River Connections projection, a narrative and visual journey through the Murray River. Then, head to the Birrarung Gallery for the poignant and visually-arresting printmaking exhibition, Gung | create, make, do, love by Wergaia/Wemba Wemba artist Kelly Koumalatsos.

Continue your school holiday fun with a venue-spanning hunt for creatures in 100 Tiny Dinosaurs. Kids will be entertained for hours with this adorable scavenger hunt. Help them find over 100 dinosaur figurines hidden all over the museum and keep your senses sharp to try to spot the rare gold dinosaurs and even rarer diamond dino. There's also a bit of competition attached to the search, find out more about how you can get involved here.

The school holidays program at Melbourne Museum runs until February 2021. Bookings are essential for the Milarri Summer program, find out more here. And, secure your booking for the whole shebang with museum entry tickets here.

By: Time Out in association with Melbourne Museum


Venue name: Melbourne Museum
Address: 11 Nicholson St

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