The Top 3 Educational Activities for Kids in Melbourne

Looking for educational activities for your child in Melbourne? Check out our top 3 picks, including hands-on science exhibits and interactive art exhibits.

Zorita Sormann
Education Analyst

The City of Melbourne

Melbourne is known as the Garden City. Luckily it was laid out during the Gold Rush when there was considerable wealth in the state of Victoria. Therefore, it was planned with beautiful parks in every suburb. Our botanical gardens, founded in 1846, on the edge of the city centre, and on the banks of the Yarra, are particularly stunning and compare favourably to any gardens in the world.

In addition, many suburbs boast recreational areas suitable for a variety of sports and outdoor activities including bike riding, skateboarding, canoeing, golf and sailing.

Melbourne is also a kid's paradise, with no end of unique and exciting activities, from the wobbling thrills of Luna Park's Scenic Railway to the rustic charm of the Collingwood Children's Farm. In this article, we will focus on Melbourne's best educational attractions, listing the top 3 activities that will bring the curiosity out of every child (and that will bring the child out of you!).

Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is housed in a beautifully designed contemporary building. It is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and is in the Carlton Gardens, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. It provides a place for learning about history, culture, and society. The collections feature more than 17 million items, including objects relating to Indigenous Australia, zoology, geology, history, palaeontology, and technology.

For young people, there are many interactive activities and displays including tours of the Forest Garden, replete with birds, reptiles, and other fauna typical of a Victorian forest, as well as the Children’s Gallery, for hands-on learning and play.

The Dinosaur Walk is part of the natural history wing.

The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre includes galleries and exhibitions by and about the First Nations peoples of Victoria.

The world’s largest IMAX theatre screen is part of the complex and shows films and documentary films in large 3D format.

There is something for everybody!

The Melbourne Zoo

The oldest zoo in Australia, the Melbourne Zoo, houses over 320 animal species. It is located within Royal Park, only 4 kilometres from the city centre. Many of the animals are housed in bioclimatic zones. Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

Educational programs provide information about the animals and their habitats. An innovative addition to the zoo experience is the popular ‘Roar and Snore’ evenings that give families the opportunity to sleep at the zoo overnight in tents and to take a tour of the nocturnal animals.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The NGV is housed across two sites alongside the Yarra River, at the edge of the city. The St Kilda Road campus is the home of Victoria’s international art collection and it is also the venue for outstanding curated exhibitions.

Across the road, the Ian Potter Centre, located at Federation Square, is the home of Indigenous and Australian art set in an exciting contemporary architectural environment.

The gallery offers daily free guided tours and artists talks. There are programs and events for kids and young people as well as interactive exhibitions and self-guided tours.

There are many more exciting destinations in Melbourne where young people can be educated, inspired to learn, and perhaps find exciting possible career options for the future. These include the State Library of Victoria, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Scienceworks, the Jewish Museum, the Immigration Museum, the Chinese Museum, the Australian Islamic Centre and Werribee Zoo.

If your child is a curious learner and wants help with school, Tutero also offers expert online tutoring in Melbourne for students in Prep - Year 12.

The City of Melbourne

Melbourne is known as the Garden City. Luckily it was laid out during the Gold Rush when there was considerable wealth in the state of Victoria. Therefore, it was planned with beautiful parks in every suburb. Our botanical gardens, founded in 1846, on the edge of the city centre, and on the banks of the Yarra, are particularly stunning and compare favourably to any gardens in the world.

In addition, many suburbs boast recreational areas suitable for a variety of sports and outdoor activities including bike riding, skateboarding, canoeing, golf and sailing.

Melbourne is also a kid's paradise, with no end of unique and exciting activities, from the wobbling thrills of Luna Park's Scenic Railway to the rustic charm of the Collingwood Children's Farm. In this article, we will focus on Melbourne's best educational attractions, listing the top 3 activities that will bring the curiosity out of every child (and that will bring the child out of you!).

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The Melbourne Museum, which includes the IMAX cinema, is a fun and educational attraction for kids in Melbourne
The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is housed in a beautifully designed contemporary building. It is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and is in the Carlton Gardens, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. It provides a place for learning about history, culture, and society. The collections feature more than 17 million items, including objects relating to Indigenous Australia, zoology, geology, history, palaeontology, and technology.

For young people, there are many interactive activities and displays including tours of the Forest Garden, replete with birds, reptiles, and other fauna typical of a Victorian forest, as well as the Children’s Gallery, for hands-on learning and play.

The Dinosaur Walk is part of the natural history wing.

The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre includes galleries and exhibitions by and about the First Nations peoples of Victoria.

The world’s largest IMAX theatre screen is part of the complex and shows films and documentary films in large 3D format.

There is something for everybody!

The Melbourne Zoo

The oldest zoo in Australia, the Melbourne Zoo, houses over 320 animal species. It is located within Royal Park, only 4 kilometres from the city centre. Many of the animals are housed in bioclimatic zones. Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

Educational programs provide information about the animals and their habitats. An innovative addition to the zoo experience is the popular ‘Roar and Snore’ evenings that give families the opportunity to sleep at the zoo overnight in tents and to take a tour of the nocturnal animals.

Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The NGV is housed across two sites alongside the Yarra River, at the edge of the city. The St Kilda Road campus is the home of Victoria’s international art collection and it is also the venue for outstanding curated exhibitions.

Across the road, the Ian Potter Centre, located at Federation Square, is the home of Indigenous and Australian art set in an exciting contemporary architectural environment.

The gallery offers daily free guided tours and artists talks. There are programs and events for kids and young people as well as interactive exhibitions and self-guided tours.

There are many more exciting destinations in Melbourne where young people can be educated, inspired to learn, and perhaps find exciting possible career options for the future. These include the State Library of Victoria, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Scienceworks, the Jewish Museum, the Immigration Museum, the Chinese Museum, the Australian Islamic Centre and Werribee Zoo.

If your child is a curious learner and wants help with school, Tutero also offers expert online tutoring in Melbourne for students in Prep - Year 12.

The City of Melbourne

Melbourne is known as the Garden City. Luckily it was laid out during the Gold Rush when there was considerable wealth in the state of Victoria. Therefore, it was planned with beautiful parks in every suburb. Our botanical gardens, founded in 1846, on the edge of the city centre, and on the banks of the Yarra, are particularly stunning and compare favourably to any gardens in the world.

In addition, many suburbs boast recreational areas suitable for a variety of sports and outdoor activities including bike riding, skateboarding, canoeing, golf and sailing.

Melbourne is also a kid's paradise, with no end of unique and exciting activities, from the wobbling thrills of Luna Park's Scenic Railway to the rustic charm of the Collingwood Children's Farm. In this article, we will focus on Melbourne's best educational attractions, listing the top 3 activities that will bring the curiosity out of every child (and that will bring the child out of you!).

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Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is housed in a beautifully designed contemporary building. It is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and is in the Carlton Gardens, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. It provides a place for learning about history, culture, and society. The collections feature more than 17 million items, including objects relating to Indigenous Australia, zoology, geology, history, palaeontology, and technology.

For young people, there are many interactive activities and displays including tours of the Forest Garden, replete with birds, reptiles, and other fauna typical of a Victorian forest, as well as the Children’s Gallery, for hands-on learning and play.

The Dinosaur Walk is part of the natural history wing.

The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre includes galleries and exhibitions by and about the First Nations peoples of Victoria.

The world’s largest IMAX theatre screen is part of the complex and shows films and documentary films in large 3D format.

There is something for everybody!

The Melbourne Zoo

The oldest zoo in Australia, the Melbourne Zoo, houses over 320 animal species. It is located within Royal Park, only 4 kilometres from the city centre. Many of the animals are housed in bioclimatic zones. Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

Educational programs provide information about the animals and their habitats. An innovative addition to the zoo experience is the popular ‘Roar and Snore’ evenings that give families the opportunity to sleep at the zoo overnight in tents and to take a tour of the nocturnal animals.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The NGV is housed across two sites alongside the Yarra River, at the edge of the city. The St Kilda Road campus is the home of Victoria’s international art collection and it is also the venue for outstanding curated exhibitions.

Across the road, the Ian Potter Centre, located at Federation Square, is the home of Indigenous and Australian art set in an exciting contemporary architectural environment.

The gallery offers daily free guided tours and artists talks. There are programs and events for kids and young people as well as interactive exhibitions and self-guided tours.

There are many more exciting destinations in Melbourne where young people can be educated, inspired to learn, and perhaps find exciting possible career options for the future. These include the State Library of Victoria, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Scienceworks, the Jewish Museum, the Immigration Museum, the Chinese Museum, the Australian Islamic Centre and Werribee Zoo.

If your child is a curious learner and wants help with school, Tutero also offers expert online tutoring in Melbourne for students in Prep - Year 12.

The City of Melbourne

Melbourne is known as the Garden City. Luckily it was laid out during the Gold Rush when there was considerable wealth in the state of Victoria. Therefore, it was planned with beautiful parks in every suburb. Our botanical gardens, founded in 1846, on the edge of the city centre, and on the banks of the Yarra, are particularly stunning and compare favourably to any gardens in the world.

In addition, many suburbs boast recreational areas suitable for a variety of sports and outdoor activities including bike riding, skateboarding, canoeing, golf and sailing.

Melbourne is also a kid's paradise, with no end of unique and exciting activities, from the wobbling thrills of Luna Park's Scenic Railway to the rustic charm of the Collingwood Children's Farm. In this article, we will focus on Melbourne's best educational attractions, listing the top 3 activities that will bring the curiosity out of every child (and that will bring the child out of you!).

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Suspendisse varius enim in eros elementum tristique. Duis cursus, mi quis viverra ornare, eros dolor interdum nulla, ut commodo diam libero vitae erat. Aenean faucibus nibh et justo cursus id rutrum lorem imperdiet. Nunc ut sem vitae risus tristique posuere.

Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

The Melbourne Museum

The Melbourne Museum is housed in a beautifully designed contemporary building. It is the largest museum in the southern hemisphere and is in the Carlton Gardens, adjacent to the Royal Exhibition Building. It provides a place for learning about history, culture, and society. The collections feature more than 17 million items, including objects relating to Indigenous Australia, zoology, geology, history, palaeontology, and technology.

For young people, there are many interactive activities and displays including tours of the Forest Garden, replete with birds, reptiles, and other fauna typical of a Victorian forest, as well as the Children’s Gallery, for hands-on learning and play.

The Dinosaur Walk is part of the natural history wing.

The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre includes galleries and exhibitions by and about the First Nations peoples of Victoria.

The world’s largest IMAX theatre screen is part of the complex and shows films and documentary films in large 3D format.

There is something for everybody!

The Melbourne Zoo

The oldest zoo in Australia, the Melbourne Zoo, houses over 320 animal species. It is located within Royal Park, only 4 kilometres from the city centre. Many of the animals are housed in bioclimatic zones. Set amongst the African or Asian rainforests and the Australian bush, visitors can enjoy the cafes, flower gardens, and picnic areas.

Educational programs provide information about the animals and their habitats. An innovative addition to the zoo experience is the popular ‘Roar and Snore’ evenings that give families the opportunity to sleep at the zoo overnight in tents and to take a tour of the nocturnal animals.

The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)

The NGV is housed across two sites alongside the Yarra River, at the edge of the city. The St Kilda Road campus is the home of Victoria’s international art collection and it is also the venue for outstanding curated exhibitions.

Across the road, the Ian Potter Centre, located at Federation Square, is the home of Indigenous and Australian art set in an exciting contemporary architectural environment.

The gallery offers daily free guided tours and artists talks. There are programs and events for kids and young people as well as interactive exhibitions and self-guided tours.

There are many more exciting destinations in Melbourne where young people can be educated, inspired to learn, and perhaps find exciting possible career options for the future. These include the State Library of Victoria, the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Scienceworks, the Jewish Museum, the Immigration Museum, the Chinese Museum, the Australian Islamic Centre and Werribee Zoo.

If your child is a curious learner and wants help with school, Tutero also offers expert online tutoring in Melbourne for students in Prep - Year 12.

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