Rising Melbourne brings Flinders Street station’s forgotten ballroom back to life
After being closed and hidden for decades, The mysterious Flinders Street Station ballroom (and its surrounding hidden rooms) are now open to the public to showcase A Miracle Constantly Repeated—an eco-system of hyper-real silicone sculptures, video, sound and light devised by Patricia Piccinini.
Piccinini has spent close to three decades exploring humanity’s relationship to technology and the environment. Her work has been exhibited at major Australian and international institutions and events including the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane; and the Vancouver and Venice biennales.
For her first extensive hometown show in almost 20 years, Australia’s pre-eminent visual artist will augment the ballroom’s architecture with enormous dioramas, sentient saplings, nurturing marine mammals and enormous life-sustaining foliage.
26 May —31 August 2021
Flinders Street Railway Station
Kids under 12 Free
Tickets are limited for more info https://rising.melbourne/
Flinders Street Railway Station
Winter School holidays are fast approaching! So we have put together our favourite things to see and do with kids these holidays, From Melbourne's popular sights to giant Lego Dinosaur's we have it covered.
School holiday dates in Victoria are Saturday 26 June to Sunday 11 July 2021.
Plans for The Planet: Olaf Breuning for Kids
Artist Olaf Breuning presents Plans for the Planet, an adventure playground for kids to explore, be creative and share their points of view. Throughout the exhibition, children can view animated drawings by the artist, help save a forest, make a portrait and type up plans for the planet for everyone to see.
28 June – 3 October 2021 | Free entry
Treasures of the Natural World - Some of the world’s biggest, rarest, oldest and most fascinating treasures are landing at Melbourne Museum, all the way from London, for the whole family to enjoy. Journey through the natural world and marvel at the objects that changed the course of scientific history.
Blender studios - Kids workshop
Suitable for ages 10+ years, These hands-on workshops offer an exclusive chance for kids to learn a variety of art techniques and street art mediums from renowned street artists from the famous Blender Studios here in Melbourne.
The Langham, Melbourne has launched a Spirit Untamed themed Afternoon Kids High tea for these school holidays. Step into the Wild West at Melba Restaurant and enjoy a range of delightful tea party treats, including cactus meringue and chocolate mousse flower pot, horseshoe bonbon, wild green apple cream and raspberry muesli cupcake, Spirit shortbread cookie and a delicious range of savoury items.
Disney: The Magic of Animation | Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation in ACMI's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.
Family Fiesta, an annual festival of literature, music and theatre, where it’s all about the kids. Get involved in workshops, activities and concerts featuring some of Australia’s leading children’s authors and illustrators, celebrated theatre companies, musicians and so much more.
Enter an amazing world where science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths collide, in an explosion of fun! A place where children take on careers of the future and explore the power of STE[A]M in everyday lives.
The winter village
Discover family-friendly activities, food trucks and bars at this magical winter wonderland
JURASSIC WORLD BY BRICKMAN®
An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making. See Over 50 large-scale dinosaurs, props, scenes and activities made from over 6 million LEGO® bricks!
An interactive dreamlike landscape where imagination meets futuristic play.
Dinosaurs of Antarctica 3D | Get taken on an epic science adventure, spanning 250 million years.
Journey beyond the bones and experience Antarctica’s profound transformation from the Permian Ice Age through the warm and lush Age of Dinosaurs and back again.
Born or Built? Our Robotic Future, designed by Questacon, comes to Scienceworks as a brand new experience .
Kids fly free | Treat your kids to a free flight on the Melbourne Star during school holidays. Terms apply.
Port Phillip Ferries
Enjoy a family adventure across Port Phillip Bay these school holidays with Port Phillip Ferries. Cruise over to the Geelong waterfront for a day of family fun. Alternatively, spend a day exploring the seaside hamlet of Portarlington on the Bellarine.
Arthurs Seat Eagle
Step inside an aerial gondola and be taken on a journey of flight to the highest point of the Mornington Peninsula.
Images © @melbournewithkidz
The Magic of Animation
Discover the creativity and innovation of almost 100 years of Disney Animation in ACMI's Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition.
Shown in Australia for the very first time, exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition contains original sketches and rare artworks from 1928 to the present day, including a world-first exhibit of artworks from Raya and the Last Dragon (2021).
The Walt Disney Animation Studios have been creating extraordinary films for nearly a century, and every film begins with drawings that capture the essence of character, story and emotion.
See over 500 artworks from your favourite animations. Discover how animators use colour to express emotions, and the technical skill of crafting character and storytelling. You can even step inside a scene from the Disney classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
Be inspired by the incredible artistry behind your favourite characters and discover how drawings are brought to life, from pencil and paper to today’s computer-generated wonders.
13 May – 17 Oct 2021
Gallery 4, Ground Floor
ACMI, Fed Square
More info: www.acmi.net.au
Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000
whats on these school holidays
Autumn School holiday’s are fast approaching from Friday 2 April to Sunday 18 April 2021 so we have put together our favourite things to see and do with kids these holiday's, From Melbourne's popular sights to giant Lego Dinosaur's we have it covered.
An adventure 6 million LEGO® bricks in the making. Ryan ‘The Brickman’ McNaught unveils an epic, world-first exhibition at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre this April that transforms Jurassic World – the blockbuster franchise from Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment – into an immersive, must-do adventure that will be the largest LEGO® brick experience in Australian history.
Australia’s favourite pop-up mini golf experience is BACK! Inspired by some of Pixar’s most adored films and is set to take the whole family to infinity…and beyond!
Blender Studios popular Kids School Holiday Workshops are back!
Running on the second week of the school holidays, These hands-on workshops offer an exclusive chance for kids to learn a variety of art techniques and street art mediums from renowned street artists from the famous Blender Studios here in Melbourne. We highly recommend it.
After an overwhelmingly popular first season, Imaginaria - an experience of imagination, technology and play - has extended its stay until late May. Don't miss this futuristic experience.
Barbie Dreamtopia High Tea
The Barbie Dreamtopia high tea theme encourages children to enjoy a morning or afternoon of
indulgence and dream of whimsical unicorns, fantasy fairies and mermaids. Children are encouraged to dress up in whatever they like – from tutus to fairy wings – before
enjoying plenty of treats including Barbie fairy bread, rainbow cupcakes, 'snow'-topped
popcorn pots, strawberry and chocolate rice bubble crackles, mermaid donuts and unicorn cake
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