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.
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.
Join The Listies as they take you on a LOLtastic tour of Melbourne Museum to see shark dentists, dinosaur salesmen and the insect Oscars!
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.
The Museum is also hosting some fun School Holidays activities for the kids to do at home including:
Melbourne Museum on Facebook
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
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:
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