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.
A playful journey through a Jewish lens - 25 August 2013 – 06 July 2014
There’s something special about every season which is why the Jewish Museum has created In Season. Designed specifically for children and families, this exhibition displays rarely seen items from the Museum’s permanent collection to tantalise and engage all of the senses! The Museum’s gallery has been transformed into a dedicated kid’s space, combining colourful and vibrant design with tactile experiences and more traditional object display. In Season will be jam-packed with plenty for kids to do, including dress-ups, arts and crafts, plus regular activities and workshops on the first Sunday of each month.
Pack a picnic and come wander around the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park. It's vast and a great activity for the whole family and you get to play 'spot the sculpture'!
Just a short drive from the CBD and 4km's east of Frankston, McClelland is adorned with trees, space, a lake, cafe and art gallery. The Sculpture Park is set in 16 hectares and showcases over 70 works by prominent Australian sculptors such as Inge King, Lenton Parr, Clement Meadmore, Anthony Pryor and Norma Redpath along with, recent acquisitions including Rick Amor, Peter Corlett, Robert Owen, Lisa Roet and Ken Unsworth. The kids will roam, play, discover and quite possibly learn amongst the sculptures. You can even picnic under the sculptures. Space is on your side.
From the Melbourne Museum to the Immigration Museum, Melbourne has a whole host of museums that are perfect for children.
Most offer special programmes of free activities for young visitors and for almost all of Melbourne's most child-friendly museums, entry is free or cheap too!
Whether you're looking to soak up some culture at the Melbourne Museum, make it educational with a visit to the Scienceworks, or just want to treat the kids to an entertaining day out in the capital, take your pick of the top family-friendly museums listed below. Most offer impressive School Holiday prorams too.