Looking for some fun activities over the holidays? Check out our suggestions!
Meet the Connies (22 Sept – 2 Oct)
Meet the “Connies”, Melbourne’s famous tram conductors who will be roaming Melbourne Museum on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays between 11am-3pm. This collective of tram conductors, performers, educators, ecologists and nature lovers, will entertain, educate and inform, creating and distributing beautifully crafted collectable swap-cards that bring environmental, social, historic and cultural themes to your community.
Tickets: Included in Museum Entry Price Adult $14, Child (up to 16 yrs) FREE
IMAX at Melbourne Museum
Tiny Giants 3D (17-23 Sept)
In an adventure of giant proportions, Tiny Giants 3D reveals the astonishing lives of the smallest of animals.
Tiny Giants 3D follows a chipmunk in an untamed wild woodland and a grasshopper mouse in an unforgiving scorched desert as both are forced to grow up fast when they find themselves on their own and facing some ferocious rivals and predators. Narrated by Stephen Fry.
Tickets : Adults $20, Child (3-15yrs) $14. More information here.
Our Land is Alive: Hermannburg Potters for Kids (19-23 Sept 10am & 2pm )
The Hermannsburg Potters belong to a small community 130 kilometres south-west of Alice Springs. They are famous for their colourful terracotta pots which tell stories about their culture and where they live, including footy and have created 20 pots depicting some of the AFL’s best and finest Indigenous players from all eighteen teams.
To mark the launch of their exhibition Our Land is Alive: Hermannsburg Potters for Kids, the Hermannsburg Potters will make pots in the exhibition space. Children and families are invited to meet the artists, and get in the spirit of AFL finals season by sharing stories about their favourite players.
MCG Open Day (4 Oct)
The day after the 2015 AFL Grand Final, the MCG will open its gates and welcome the public to its third annual Open Day.
A free event, MCG Open Day allows sports fans to gain rare access to the hallowed turf of the MCG for a kick-to-kick with family and friends, as well as explore otherwise off-limits parts of the stadium such as the player change rooms and historic MCC Long Room. Register here.
Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition (until 30 Sept)
The National Trust in association with Every Cloud Productions presents a new exhibition featuring the costumes designed by Marion Boyce for the latest Miss Fisher Murder Mystery Australian ABC TV series. The exhibition provides an insight into Marion Boyce’s designs and a behind-the-scenes look at the world of costume making. Visitors can see the costumes props, furniture and sets, view the accessories and hats from the series, try on costumes and solve a murder mystery game set in the exhibition.
Open daily 10am-4pm
Tickets: Adult $20, Children (5-15 years) $10. For more information click here.
Cricket Victoria Cricket Clinic (30 Sept)
Cricket Victoria is teaming up with The Melbourne Stars to present school holiday cricket clinics for girls and boys of all cricketing abilities, between the ages of 9-14.
Venue: Mitcham CC, Walker Park, Nunawading 3131
9-11 year olds – 8:30am-12.00pm
12-14 year olds – 12.30pm-4.00pm
Tickets: $55. For more information click here.
Archi-Loom (30 Sept & 1 Oct.)
Learn about the basics of modular structural design to help create Archi-Loom, a large interactive 3-dimensional installation made from bamboo poles and woven materials that will fill the ArtPlay space.
You will learn how to use bamboo poles to create structures; plus explore different weaving methods to create colourful patterns with rope, wool and other materials as you weave across and between the bamboo structures. Together these structures will form the Archi-Loom.
Age: 5 – 8 years
Time: 10.30am to 12noon
Cost: $15 per child
All children under 8 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Age: 9- 12 years
Time 1.30pm to 4pm
Cost: $25 per child (Please note: Must attend both sessions – this is a two-part workshop)
For more information click here.
OR Free Drop-in to see the finished work
Friday 2 October and Sunday 4 October, 11am to 4pm