Kids can enjoy Melbourne Museums at Home

The doors of Melbourne Museums are closed for now but it doesn’t mean that kids have to miss out on exploring some of the most popular Museums in Australia. Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum will be continuing to share the wonder and inspiration of their collections, knowledge and expertise through Museums at Home.


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Image: Melbourne Museum – Wild

Melbourne Museum at Home

Virtual tours

Kids can explore Melbourne Museum through Google Maps virtual tours, learn interesting facts about the First Peoples exhibition, at Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum or discover the Dinosaur Walk exhibition which brings dinosaurs, pterosaurs and megafauna to life. Walkthrough other exhibitions around the Museum including Wild: Amazing animals in a changing world, Te Vainui O Pasifika, Phar Lap: A true legend, The Mind and The Melbourne Story.

Melbourne Museums at home
Image: Melbourne Museum – Te Vainui O Pasifika

The Listies totally serious 100% fact-filled guide to the Melbourne Museum

Join The Listies as they take you on a LOLtastic tour of Melbourne Museum to see shark dentists, dinosaur salesmen and the insect Oscars!
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The Fact Detectives: Kinderling Kids Radio

The Fact Detectives bring Museum Victoria’s research and collections to life as Anika and Dexter (the hosts) go on a mission to find out exciting facts from experts who tell them the coolest things about their areas of expertise.
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Melbourne Museums at home
Image: Melbourne Museum – Dinosaurs

Melbourne Museum School Holiday activities

The Museum is also hosting some fun School Holidays activities for the kids to do at home including:

Colour in a Dinosaur

Let’s draw an owl

Melbourne Museum on Facebook


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Scienceworks at Home

Scienceworks is offering a whole lot of magic and science with its online program. Kids can learn about Australia’s first DIY satellite, The Murchison meteorite and the inspiring life of Hope Macpherson who broke down barriers and inspired generations of Australian Scientists.

Scienceworks on Facebook

Melbourne Museums at home

Immigration Museum at Home

Kids can explore the Immigration Museum’s diversity and culture through their online program. Hear personal stories of migration, take a virtual tour of the Identity: yours, mine, ours exhibition via Google Maps

Immigration Museum on Facebook


If you’re looking to keep the kids entertained, take a look at these Museum and Science books:


Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum

Peppa Pig, Peppa At The Museum

The Night at the Museum

Museum of Thieves, The Keepers Trilogy Series: Book 1

British Museum 101 Stickers! Ancient Egypt

How to be an Explorer of the World

Build Your Own Dinosaur Museum


Brain Games 2: Mighty Book of Mind Benders, Nat Geo – Science & Nature

Gutsy Girls Go for Science – Paleontologists: with Stem Projects for Kids

Gutsy Girls Go for Science – Astronauts: with Stem Projects for Kids

Gutsy Girls Go for Science – Engineers: with Stem Projects for Kids

Gutsy Girls Go for Science – Programmers: with Stem Projects for Kids

National Geographic Kids Guide to Genealogy, Nat Geo – Science & Nature

Hands-On Science – 50 Kids’ Activities from CSIRO

101 Ways to Gross Out Your Friends


I’m Australian Too + Poster

All Are Welcome

The Little Refugee – The Inspiring True Story of Australia’s Happiest Refugee

Seeking Refuge: Juliane’s Story, A Journey from Zimbabwe

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