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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DanceThe Australian Ballet: Boys Day
This boys-only event brings young male dancers together to take class from one of the Australian Ballet's artists, some of whom started out in Boys Day...
DanceOnce Upon A Time: The Nutcracker
Sugar plums, waltzing flowers and a giant Christmas tree. The Australian Ballet presents Once Upon a Time: The Nutcracker, created especially for girls...
Art & exhibitionsGlow Winter Arts Festival
Glow Winter Arts Festival is set to light up Malvern East.The winter night skies will shine with a spectacular world of light and colour in immersive outdoor...
FamilyRoola Boola Children Arts Festival
Brighten up the school holidays with the beloved Roola Boola Children’s Arts Festival as it returns for its tenth year.A program packed full of intimate...
FamilyTim Credible's Family Magic Show
Fun, laughter and amazement for the whole family.Kids, parents and grandparents all love the Tim Credible Family Magic Show, and his friendly Ace the Poodle...
FamilyMagic School with Tim Credible the Magician
Learn magic with Tim Credible. Fun for the whole family. Learn to perform amazing magic to entertain your friends and family.Recommended for ages 5 to...
OperaAlice Through the Opera Glass
Peer into the magic looking glass and come on a fantastical journey with Alice and the White Rabbit. Leave Wonderland behind and step into an alternative...
DanceThe Australian Ballet presents Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
After sell-out seasons in 2017, Christopher Wheeldon’s madcap Alice’s Adventure’s in Wonderland© returns in 2019.Wheeldon translates the wit and charm...
FamilyJustine Clarke's Big Jazz Adventure
Award winning artist Justine Clarke will take little music lovers on a Big Jazz Adventure under the big top at the Melba Spiegeltent, the home of Circus...
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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 & 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.
Things to doOutdoor activities
Make the most of the rivers, parks and coastline Melbourne has to offer with a range of outdoor activities to suit your interests and lifestyle.
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.