What's on at Museum Victoria July holidays

What's on at Museum Victoria July holidays

Usually I just point you to the Museum’s website for this kind information – but for the sake of making it super easy I have just cut and pasted all the Museum events into this one handy spot (as you will see there is a lot happening and it’s spread over three different websites).  I hope that helps!  The words below are just a cut and paste – not my own in any way.  And this is not a sponsored post, just for the record.



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Melbourne Museum

Awe Inspiring Aztecs – 28 June to 13 July

Join us to celebrate the Aztecs on your very own Museum Adventure #museumadventures

Aztec City

Film, music and animation come together to bring the Aztecs and their amazing city of Tenochtitlan to life in this fun 20-minute show.

Date Daily

Time 12pm, 1pm & 2pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Aztec Animals

Join us to learn all about the animals and warriors of the Aztec Empire.

Date Daily

Time 11am-3pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Aztec Family Trail

A family trail within the Aztec exhibition highlighting key stories for younger children.

Cost Included with exhibition entry


Koorie History Day

Bunjilaka kicks off NAIDOC Week 2014 in grand style with a series of workshops and talks dedicated to Koorie History. Learn how to track down your mob, find out where resources are located, and discover some of the amazing stories that might be revealed.

Date Sunday 6 July

Time 10am-3pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Hip-Hop Dance Workshops

Join Nikki from TV’s “Move it Mob Style” for a hip-hop dance workshop incorporating traditional Koorie dance. Learn how to pop and lock, keep fit and have fun all at the same time.

Date 7, 8, 10, 12 and 13 July

Cost Included with museum entry

The Connies

Meet Melbourne’s famous Connies – tram conductors, tellers of tales and spruikers of Victorian history.

Date 6 July to 13 July

Time 11am-3pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Story Time at Bunjilaka

Meet Bunjilaka’s story tellers on the Welcome Rug and hear some of the most beloved traditional Koorie stories from across Victoria.

Date 8 July to 13 July

Cost Included with museum entry

For more NAIDOC event ideas click here.

IMAX Melbourne Museum


The thrilling second chapter of the epic HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON trilogy brings back the fantastical world of Hiccup and Toothless five years later. While Astrid, Snoutlout and the rest of the gang are challenging each other to dragon races (the island’s new favourite contact sport), the now inseparable pair journey through the skies, charting unmapped territories and exploring new worlds. When one of their adventures leads to the discovery of a secret ice cave that is home to hundreds of new wild dragons and the mysterious Dragon Rider, the two friends find themselves at the centre of a battle to protect the peace.

Release date: 19 June, special advance screenings during the weekends of 6-9 and 15-15 June

Tickets: See HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2 in IMAX 3D for 2D prices. Adult $24, concession $20, child $17, family (2 adults & 2 children) $72 


PENGUINS 3D follows the journey of one brave King Penguin as he fends for his young family in his harsh sub-Antarctic home. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, stunning 3D cinematography takes moviegoers to South Georgia, an extraordinary sub-Antarctic island home to majestic albatrosses, brawling elephant seals – and six million penguins. Though our hero’s harsh world may be alien to our day-to-day lives, his struggle will be familiar to us all. Read the Meetoo review.

Release Date: 30 June 2014

Where: IMAX Melbourne Museum, Carlton Gardens

Tickets: Adult $18, concession $15, child $13, family (2 adults & 2 children) $55.00

Enquires:03 9663 5454

Bookings:www.imaxmelbourne.com.au or at the box office


Move Ahead – 28 June to 13 July

Explore the future of transport with a range of holiday activities designed to get your brains moving.

Moving On Up!

Live life in the fast lane as we shift into gear and go the extra mile in this free 20-minute live show.

Date Daily

Time 12 noon and 2pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Imagination Station

Join in our collaborative, 3D cardboard construction maze workshop where you’ll get to imagine and create using MakedoTM. Brought to you by ThinkPlay.

Date Daily

Time 11.30am, 1pm and 2.30pm

Cost $10 per child

Think Ahead

With over 200 objects from the past, the present and the speculative future, Think Ahead blends innovative technology with hands-on experiences to inspire you to research, think creatively and share your ideas. Upgrade your body using cybernetics. Design your own 3D future city with vertical gardens and flying car factories. Step inside an immersive spacecraft experience and direct traffic in the VicRoads Traffic Management Interactive.

Date Daily

Cost Included with museum entry


Explore how mathematics is part of our daily life at work, home and play. Build bridges without using glue or nails and discover topology as you try to escape from the grip of manacles.

Cost Included with museum entry

Developed by Questacon, The National

Science and Technology Centre, Canberra.


Explore the science and technology behind real-life rescue scenarios with interactive exhibits that will teach you about medicine, search techniques, radio communication, rescue supplies and equipment such as the Jaws of Life.

Date: Opens 22 March

Cost: $6 adult, $5 concession and $4.50 child PLUS general entry to Scienceworks.

MV Member $3 adult, $2.50 concession and $2.25 child

Developed by Scitech, Perth.


Experience Melbourne Planetarium like never before! Melbourne Planetarium has been upgraded with a completely new full dome projection and surround sound system, which will provide an enhanced immersive experience with brighter images, more intense colours, a richer sound and two new shows!

11am     Tycho

12pm     Solar System Odyssey

1pm       Tycho

2pm       Solar System Odyssey

3pm       Black Holes

4pm       Solar System Odyssey

Surcharge: $6 adult, $5 concession and $4.50 children – MV Members receive 50% discount

Bolt from the Blue – science show

What is lightning? Where does it come from? From blue jets to red sprites, anvil lightning to bolts from the blue, explore the remarkable properties and mysteries of lightning. Discover this and more in our 30-minute high-voltage show Bolt from the Blue at the Victoria University High Voltage Theatre.

Time: Daily, 11am, 12pm, 2pm and 3pm 

Surcharge: $6 adult, $5 concession and $4.50 children – MV Members receive 50% discount

Immigration Museum

Toys and Games from Many Cultures – 28 June to 13 July

Join us to play games and create your own version of a popular toy to take home and play with your friends.

Kite Making

Kites are made by children in many countries around the world. Make your own one to fly in the museum courtyard.

Date Daily

Time 10am-5pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Babushka Dolls

Decorate your own set of paper Babushka dolls similar to those from Russia.

Date Daily

Time 10am-5pm

Cost Included with museum entry

Stories and Rhymes

Join us for traditional stories and folktales from across the globe

and learn some funny rhymes

and chants.

Date Tuesday to Friday

Time 11–11.30am

Cost Included with museum entry

Cost for Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum – Adults $12, Children and Concessions Free (additional experiences may cost extra)