Museums and Galleries Kids Activities Melbourne
Melbourne is a fab place for art anywhere, from our top museums to the amazing range of galleries peppered throughout the city.
Whether you're looking for a fun, kid-created exhibit or if you're ready to introduce your preschooler to Picasso, you can find it in Melbourne.
One of our favourite Sunday adventures is to jump in the car and head to Heide.
Heide Museum of Modern Art (or Heide as everyone calls it) is a fairly recent discovery after very good friends put us onto it and it didn't disappoint!
This museum is situated in an old plumbing station and is simply brilliant. It is dynamic and interactive and a must for children who are inquisitive especially in matters relating to science and technology.
The museum collection objects are combined with hands-on exhibits so you can test your reflexes, jumping and kicking abilities and are designed to be explored. Amazingly the exhibits continuously changes so repeat visits never get repetitive.
The Planetarium is particularly fabulous and without fail our daughter always protests when it is time to leave!
A spooky collection of death masks, a gallows, clanging cell doors – hey, what’s not to love about this creepy place?!
This is where infamous bushranger Ned Kelly was hanged.
You can get locked up in the former City Watch House next door, or take part in a mock court in the old Magistrates’ Court!