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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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...
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...
SportsSummer of Sports
Head down to Fed Square this summer and watch live sport on the big screen. From cricket to the Australian Open to AFLW to NBA, Fed Square will screen...
MusicPop Up Park in Werribee City Centre
Soak up those summer days and nights at Werribee City Centre’s free Pop up Park from 18 January – 24 February 2019 in Station Place.Kate Ceberano will...
FamilyPottery Painting Fun
Pottery Painting at Glaze It Studio is a unique, fun and creative activity for all ages and occasions, which involves decorating ready-to-paint ceramics...
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...
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...
Sweet fun-lovers unite. After a sell-out season in Melbourne in 2018, Sugar Republic is coming back home with even more sugar launching in Myer Melbourne...
Monday to Friday the Pauline Gandel Children's Gallery will come alive with adventures and mysteries from the Hello Possums Story Time collection.From...
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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.