Walk with dinosaurs in your living room

Living Well | RACV | Posted on 30 April 2020

Discover a world of activities, virtual tours and lessons with Museums Victoria.

Staying home just got a little bit easier. Museums Victoria is one of many institutions allowing you to virtually access their offerings. With enthralling exhibits on history, culture and science, plus a 10-week home learning journey for students, there’s something for almost everyone. 

Close up of dinosaur at museum

Have a wild adventure with Museums Victoria.

Start your day exploring the wonder of life in all its forms – human and animal, vast and tiny, ancient and alive – at the Melbourne Museum. Take a virtual tour and visit the legendary Phar Lap, discover amazing wild animals, learn the history of our First Peoples, walk with dinosaurs, pterosaurs and megafauna, and uncover the mysteries of the human mind. Or get involved and piece together some of the most popular collections yourself with online jigsaw puzzles.

Next, explore Victoria’s diversity and culture with a visit to the Immigration Museum. From recipes, ingredients and utensils that defined the 1940s to an evocative dance performance from award-winning First Nations artist and choreographer Amrita Hepi, delve into Victoria’s rich immigration history.

Finish the day with a trip to Scienceworks and educate yourself on things you shouldn’t put in a microwave, take a journey to Pluto and generally satisfy your inner scientist… without the crowds.

Plus, to take the pressure off home schooling, Museums Victoria have introduced Museum at Home Learning, which offers weekly Term 2 curriculum-aligned education activities for kinder, primary and high-school students. Exploring popular themes and content in science, humanities and STEM, these are some home school lessons you’ll want to get involved in!

Plus, don’t forget to ‘ask the experts’, who can help you identify animals and objects, research your family history or discover more about soldiers’ war-time experiences.

Museums Victoria’s seven unique museums, including the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne Planetarium, IMAX and the Royal Exhibition Building, look forward to welcoming you back soon.