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...
FamilyRoar 'n' Snore
Roar ‘n’ Snore guests wine, dine and sleep where the elephants once walked, in the Historic Elephant Exhibit. Built in the 1940s, it has been revitalized...
FamilyPirate Sundays at Polly Woodside
Ahoy there me hearties.Come aboard the tall ship, Polly Woodside on the first Sunday of each month for a pirate Sunday. Bring along your scallywags and...
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...
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,...
Carnivores Trail is included in General Admission to Melbourne Zoo.See some of the world’s most dangerous species in the impressive Carnivore Trail at...
Wonderland celebrates more than a century of Lewis Carroll's timeless Alice stories on screen. This world premiere exhibition explores how dozens of screen...
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...
FamilyToddler Thursdays at Werribee Open Range Zoo
Toddler Thursdays is back to bring the African Village to life on Thursdays during April, May and June at Werribee Open Range Zoo. Bring the little ones...
ExhibitionsReal Madrid World of Football Experience
The Real Madrid World of Football Experience is a new, state-of-the-art, digital and physical interactive football experience for all ages. Through spectacular...
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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.