Museums and Galleries Kids Activities Melbourne
The National Sports Museum is the perfect place for kids (of all ages) to let off steam!
Australia’s first dedicated sports museum offers a range of activities for people of all ages.
The National Sports Museum not only offers families the opportunity to see some of the most iconic items from Australia’s rich sporting history, but also test their own sporting skills on a range of high-tech interactive displays.
The National Sports Museum's interactive gallery, Game On, is a new ‘hands, feet and bottoms-on’ area within the museum.
It’s an extension of the original interactive gallery, but this time offering a larger range of sporting activities from cricket, football, bike racing, soccer and archery as well as a newspaper “sports-desk” interactive, multi-media screens and a comprehensive list of sporting world records.
Visitors enter into the area via a portion of the actual running track from the 2006 Commonwealth Games and into a world of action – they can test their own goal kicking skills against AFL players, run out Adam Gilchrist on a virtual cricket pitch, test their hand-eye co-ordination and kick, throw, shoot, ride, race and run to their heart’s content.
The National Sports Museum houses the Australian Gallery of Sport and Olympic Museum, Sport Australia Hall of Fame, Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Australian Football exhibition (including Australian Football Hall of Fame), temporary exhibition areas addressing the sporting issues and events of the day and much more.
You'll be able to Challenge a Champ in Game On, meet Melbourne Storm and Melbourne Demons players and challenge them in the handball or ball pass interactive. There are lots of things to make, colour in and take home!
At 12 noon and 1.00pm each weekday, see Kane or Kyle from Circus Oz really let off steam with their great circus skills, but also make some really interesting connections between circus skill and sport.
It might be cold outside, but in the National Sports Museum it is so hot, we are letting off steam! It's the best place for kids these school holidays.
Melbourne Cricket Ground, on Brunton Avenue in Richmond (Melbourne-Victoria, Australia), within the confines of Yarra Park.
10.00am – 5.00pm daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday), with last admission at 4.00pm.