3. Discover Australia With The Kids At Melbourne Museum
Address: 11 Nicholson St, Carlton VIC 3053, Australia
Telephone number: +61 3 8341 7777
Opening hours: 10:00am to 5:00pm daily
Touted as the biggest museum in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Museum is housed in a stunning modern monolith which doubles up as an architectural icon.
Tiny tots to five-year-olds will have something to explore at the Melbourne Museum’s Children’s Gallery. Your kids can have fun digging for dinosaurs, unearthing fun facts at the discovery garden, or dance in a camouflage disco. Offering hands-on play-based learning environments, the Children’s Gallery is renowned for being child- and adult-friendly.
If you have older kids, the museum's Forest Secrets walk, Bugs Alive! insect exhibit, and Dinosaur Walk featuring prehistoric skeletons will keep them entertained for hours. Pop into the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre to learn about living cultural traditions in Australia, or the Te Pasifika Gallery to unearth Pacific Island treasures. Begin or end your visit with a breathtaking IMAX theatre experience.
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