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
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...
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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...
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...
DanceStorytime Ballet: Coppélia - Narre Warren
A sparkling tale of magic and mischief, where all is not what it seems.Experience ballet’s most playful comedy live on stage in an interactive production...
ExhibitionsWeird and Wild at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Do you know which animal used to be called a Camelopard or which animal has been raised by NASA astronauts in space?This summer Werribee Open Range Zoo...
FamilyThe Wiggles Frog Disco at Melbourne Zoo
Dance to The Wiggles “Corroboree Frog” song at The Wiggles Frog Disco where you will show off your best moves to make the dance floor change colours and...
FamilyCarnival Summer of Fun at Luna Park
These summer holidays get ready to squeal yourselves silly on three new rides at Melbourne's Luna Park.Moon Balloons generates a lovely gentle motion as...
FamilySchool holidays at Melbourne Museum
This summer at Melbourne Museum, create magical Christmas Window craft, make a trash puppet from Christmas waste or add your mark to the Metro tunnels.Christmas...
FamilyA Word From Ned
Ned Kelly is remembered as many things. But what about his own memories?Get a deeper glimpse of the man beneath the armour with a code-breaking activity...
FamilySchool Holidays at Scienceworks
Bask in the light of the moon these school holidays with activities based around our new exhibition – Museum of the Moon. This incredible installation...
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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.