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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With more than 70,000 car spaces in the city, you’re never far from Melbourne’s best events. Book ahead at key parking providers to get the best deal.

Free for kids during school holidays


Julian Opie: Studio for Kids

An interactive exhibition designed for children and families.


Summer of Play

Celebrate sunny days and balmy nights at Melbourne Museum.

Melbourne Zoo

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne.

Australian Music Vault

A celebration of Australian contemporary music – past, present and future.


The Story of the Moving Image

An ongoing exhibition that journeys through the past, present and future of the moving image.

Melbourne Museum

Explore history, culture, science, and nature at this popular Melbourne attraction.

Free things to do with kids in Melbourne

Get the kids out and explore these free events and adventures for an awesome day of fun.

School holiday relaxed sessions - bookings required


Alexander McQueen: Mind, Mythos, Muse

Enjoy a quieter gallery experience with fewer people and reduced sensory stimuli, all ages welcome.

Special occasion events and workshops - from $25


Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

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

Last updated on Wed 4 Jan 2023

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