Top Things To Do: Rainy Day Outings
In the lead up to September school holidays we’ve been building our list of top things to do in Melbourne with the family.
First up we gave you three great attractions – Melbourne Zoo, Sealife Aquarium and Medibank Icehouse. Next we revealed three special events – Royal Melbourne Show, Little Marketeers and Starry Southern Skies.
This week we have four more to add to the list, chosen especially for rainy days.
There is always a lot on at Melbourne Museum and this September school holidays in no exception.
Meet The Connies
Trams are an important part of our city’s history as well as our favourite mode of transport. Visitors will meet the conductors throughout the school holidays as they roam around the museum. Meet The Connies is about entertaining, educating and informing about important community themes.
Conductors, performers, educators, ecologists and nature lovers will be distributing collectable swap-cards on environmental, social, historical and cultural topics.
One for anyone that is fascinated by the city’s architecture, Mini Melbourne is an interactive exhibition where museum visitors can build a model home, building, parkland or streetscape.
Learn about the different styles of architecture around Melbourne from the city to the suburbs. Experiment with different materials while making your own 3D creation.
The Art of Science Trail
Take your “Junior Picasso” to Melbourne Museum and follow The Art of Science Trail to illustrate a range of specimens. An exhibition designed to develop drawing skills while helping visitors research and discover fascinating information on all things science.
Open Tuesday and Saturday at the Discovery Centre.
Click here for tickets and pricing.
State Library of Victoria
Every season has a new theme and these school holidays children will be able to make their own animated movie using traditional, hand drawn or claymation techniques.
During September, kids will also be treated to a special event inspired by Alison Lester’s Are we there yet? After a journey around Australia seeing fireworks at Sydney Opera House, cimbing Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain and finding witchetty grubs at Uluru, kids will listen to the classic children’s book.
Open daily from 10am-4pm. Free
Bunyips and Dragons Australian Children’s Book Illustrations
Illustrations from Australia’s most loved children’s books will be transformed into an enchanting exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. The exhibition, called Bunyips and Dragons Australian Children’s Book Illustrations, features 60 fictional storybooks from the past 40 years.
Covering a range of titles, subjects and styles, Australian illustrators have created 80 original large-scale large artworks that will capture imaginations.
Open daily 10am-5pm. Free
Located at Federation Square, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image is the place where Melbournites go to immerse themselves in screen culture, such as film, TV and digital exhibitions. This September, the centre has a great choice of family films, including Sesame Street Presents, The Muppets Take Manhattan and Howl’s Moving Castle.
Tickets are just $7 and can be pre-purchased online or at the door.
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