July 2011 school holidays at Melbourne museums

July 5th, 2011


  • 2-17 July 2011
  • Immigration Museum, Scienceworks & Melbourne Museum

Kids Fest Carnivale at the Immigration Museum – ONE DAY ONLY 17 JULY 2011
Come and celebrate worldwide Carnivale traditions at this one day only Kids Fest! Experience riotous music, dance workshops, roving performers, face painting, puppet shows and masquerades. Create your own musical instrument, help decorate a float for the parade and more!

Everyday we’re getting into the Carnivale spirit with Brazilian headpieces, Venetian masks, Haitian Rara tambourines and more activities for all the family!

> Kids Fest Carnivale Sunday 17 July 2011
> Immigration Museum’s Winter School Holiday Program
Dino-motion at Scienceworks – 2-17 July 2011
Explore ‘how we know what we know’ about the most famous prehistoric creatures – dinosaurs! Get ready to roar in a free live show, design your own dinosaur, get hands-on with fossilised remains, and make your own flying pterosaur to take home!

> Pre-purchase your Scienceworks and Explore-a-saurus exhibition tickets online
> Explore-a-saurus for Museum Victoria Members
> Scienceworks’ Winter School Holiday Program
Mysteries of the Nile at Melbourne Museum – 2-17 July 2011
Discover what it really meant to rule Ancient Egypt in the Mysteries of the Nile Activity Room. Dress like a Pharaoh, discover ancient egyptian symbols, learn about mummification in the daily family show, Mummification Live and more.

JUST ANNOUNCED: Extended opening hours for Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs  exhibition during the Winter School Holiday period (2 – 17 July):
Monday – Wednesday 8AM – 8PM
Thursday – Saturday 8AM – 10PM
Sunday 8.30AM – 8PM

Celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture with a week filled with amazing performances, Milarri Garden tours, films and 2 new exhibitions – Women with Clever Hands and Ritual and Ceremony in the Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Melbourne Museum.
NAIDOC Week is on now until 10 July.

Born to be Wild 3D at IMAX Melbourne
Born to be Wild 3D is an inspired story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals.

Also screening at IMAX Melbourne during the school holidays: Transformers Dark of the Moon 3D and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2(from 13 July 2011).

> Pre-purchase Tutankhamun exhibition tickets
> Melbourne Museum’s School Holiday Program
> NAIDOC Week 2011 at Bunjilaka
> IMAX Melbourne film session times

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