Try these awesome free events and fun adventures for an epic day of fun. Some age limits may apply, check with venues before visiting.

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Free for kids during school holidays

21 Jun - 9 Oct

Making Art: Imagine Everything is Real

A free exhibition inviting kids and their families to experiment with innovative ways of making art.

School holiday relaxed sessions - bookings required

11 Aug - 31 Dec

The Story of the Moving Image

Explore this exhibition in a quieter and less busy setting with adjusted sound and lighting.

Events and activities - from $5

17 Sep - 9 Oct

Fitzroy Gardens: Spring Seek and Find

Follow a map around Fitzroy Gardens to find 12 locations, with questions to answer and a prize.

13 Oct - 11 Nov

Sustainable Shopping Tour

Celebrate National Organic Awareness month on a guided walk through Queen Vic Market.

23 Sep - 26 Mar

Naadohbii: To Draw Water

An exhibition of First Peoples contemporary art from Canada, NZ and Australia.

3 Sep - 29 Jan

Bricktionary: The Interactive Exhibition

Discover the biggest and best LEGO creations this interactive exhibition.

29 Jun - 31 Jan

Potion Putt: A Wizardy Mini-golf Course

Test your magic and wizarding putt-putt skills at this mini-golf course.

22 Jul - 29 Jan

Tyama: A Multisensory Experience of Nature

Discover senses beyond human perception, alongside the animals that use them.

Special occasion events - from $30

17 May - 29 Jan

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

The brand-new production can now be enjoyed in one magical afternoon or evening.

Last updated on Tue 27 Sep 2022

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17 Jun - 12 Nov

Light: Late Night Access

Experience ACMI’s Winter Masterpieces exhibition Light: Works from the Tate Collection after hours.

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3 Dec - 10 Apr

Julian Opie: Studio for Kids

An interactive exhibition designed for children and families.

1 Sep - 19 Feb

World of the Book

Explore the rare, sacred and iconic in this new exhibition showcasing the history of books.

21 Jun - 29 Jan

Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection

Discover art that builds on and challenges tradition in Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection.

25 Nov

NGV Teens: After Hours

An after hours creative workshop for teens, with access to Indigenous Art from the NGV Collection.