Summer At Museums Victoria

  • Thu Jan 07 - Fri Jan 29 2021
  • Toddlers
  • Various, some events included with museum entry, others require separate payment.

This summer, look no further than Museums Victoria as Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum are offering a vibrant and exciting range of events, programs and exhibitions for all ages. 

Featuring live music from Melbourne Music Week — Extended, comedy performances from Melbourne International Comedy Festival, outdoor films from IMAX Melbourne, a new lightning room show at Scienceworks, new exhibitions exploring identity, community and belonging at Immigration Museum and so much more. Here are our top picks!

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum what to do this summer
This diverse range of events at Melbourne Museum are great for summer holiday fun with the whole family!


Melbourne Museum Summer Sessions x Plaza Series  
Thursday 7 January – Sunday 24 January

Celebrate summer in the city, the return of live music and comedy as well as cult and family cinema classics. Movie sessions are on
Thursdays 6pm-10pm and Sundays 5pm-9pm. 

Milarri Summer holiday program 
Sunday 3 January  – Tuesday 25 January

Celebrate and learn more about Victorian First Peoples’ cultures, histories and connection to country.  Adventure through the Forest Gallery, walk the Milarri Garden Trail and discover indigenous plants and a whole lot more!

100 Tiny Dinosaurs
Until Saturday 23 January

100 dinosaurs have escaped the Mini Mega Model Museum. In this game of Din-O-Seek, Melbourne Museum’s staff need help to locate the missing dinosaurs hiding throughout the museum galleries.   

WILD: Animals drawing webinar
Friday 29 January 2–3pm 

Learn how to draw the favourite animal from the Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world exhibition in this webinar that you can do from home. 

From 1 January 

Screening exclusively at IMAX Melbourne these school holidays, SEA LIONS: LIFE BY A WHISKER 3D is the heart-warming tale of Otto, an Australian Sea Lion pup and the man who has dedicated his life to trying to save her species. 


Scienceworks museum
Budding scientists will be in awe of everything Scienceworks has to offer this summer!


Light, Energy, Action! The Lightning Room Game Show 
Daily: 11am, 1pm, 2pm, 3pm

Our brand-new show has set the Lightning Room at Scienceworks buzzing!  
Explore all things ENERGY through three rounds of electrifying demonstrations!

Beyond the Rainbow Holiday Program
Until 27 January

Brighten up your day and explore the physics and chemistry of colour these holidays. Celebrate and investigate the colours of the rainbow and beyond through live shows and self-guided activities.

Air Playground
Extended to Sunday 28 February 2021

Did you know that air is a fluid? Or that the oxygen you are breathing formed before our solar system did? Fly out west to Scienceworks this summer for unmissable family fun exploring the beautiful, complex and often surprising science of air.

Immigration Museum

Immigration Museum Melbourne
Immigration Museum has a host of family-friendly exhibits on for summer!


Mexican Star Piñata Workshop
Saturday 23 January 

Celebrate the Christmas and New Year season by creating and decorating a traditional seven-pointed star piñata, with expert maker Flor Labana.  She will will teach you how to make your own glue, how to make papier-mâché and also some secrets to great results when building your piñata from scratch. You will also learn the cultural significance of these fun flying objects. At the end you can take your mini piñata and fill it at home! 

Note: please see individual event links for availability, booking and ticket prices.

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