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Unmissable Melbourne School Holiday Activities this Summer 2019

by EricaL (follow)
Writer, blogger, Mum-of-two. Editor of melbourne.kidtown.com.au
A big list of must-see activities for Melbourne kids this summer

Museum of the Moon at Scienceworks

A giant moon has landed at Scienceworks. The Museum of the Moon is a seven metre diameter spherical sculpture featuring large scale NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

Museum of the Moon at Scienceworks


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Snap a selfie in front of the moon at Scienceworks this summer; free with your entry fee.

What: Museum of the Moon
When: 1 December 2018 to 28 April 2019.
Where Scienceworks Museum, Spotswood
Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks

Pixar Putt at Federation Square

Australia’s newest pop-up mini golf experience, Pixar Putt, will land in Melbourne this coming January.

Pixar Putt at Fed Square


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Pixar Putt is a themed mini-golf activity celebrating all the Disney-Pixar movies you know and love.

Spot familiar characters and icons from Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Inside Out and Coco as you putt your way around a 9-hole or an18-hole course in the centre of Melbourne.

Pixar Putt will be located on the River Terrace at Federation Square.

The course will be open from 4 January 2019 and tickets are now on sale.

What: Pixar Putt
When: 4 January – 3 February 2019
Where: River Terrace at Federation Square, Melbourne
Web: www.pixarputt.com.au

Julian Opie: Studio for Kids at the NGV

The NGV's newest free exhibition by British artist Julian Opie is open throughout the summer school holiday break.

Julian Opie has collaborated with NGV Kids to create a second interactive exhibition just for families, Julian Opie: Studio for Kids.

Julian Opie: Studio for Kids. Image c/o Tom Ross


Craft your very own Opie-style digital self-portrait using line and colour, at one of 10 multimedia "Julian and Me" stations or play with felt faces on large craft tables.

Julian Opie NGV. Image c/o Eugene Hyland


What: Julian Opie at NGV
When: 9 November 2018 – 17 February 2019
Where: NGV International, St Kilda Road
Web: www.ngv.vic.gov.au

Sand Sculpting Australia presents Peter Pan at Boneo Maze

Sand Sculpting Australia's annual sand exhibition returns this summer, only this time the awe-inspiring display flies into the Boneo Maze.

Peter Pan at Boneo Maze


International artists will model four metre high sand sculptures of Peter Pan favourites. See the familiar characters; Captain Hook and Mr Smee, the Lost Boys of Never-Never Land, Tinkerbell, Indians, Mermaids and the tick-tock crocodile carved into 3,500 tonnes of sand.

What: Sand Sculpting Australia presents Peter Pan at Boneo Maze
When: 15 December 2018 - 28 January 2019
Where: Boneo Maze, 695 Limestone Rd, Fingal, Mornington Peninsula.
Web: www.sandsculpting.com.au

Brickvention at the Royal Exhibition Building

LEGO fans are in luck this summer with the return of Brickvention; a two-day exhibition dedicated to LEGO builds held inside Carlton's beautiful Royal Exhibition Building.

See hundreds of LEGO fan built models, community cosplayers, international LEGO stars Beyond the Brick and special guests from around the world at Brickvention 2019.

Brickvention 2019


To celebrate LEGO Minifig's 40th birthday this year, Brickvention and the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre Melbourne have teamed up to bring you the world’s LARGEST Minifig swap! Bring in an old minifig, or a double you may have and trade it onsite for a new one.

Tickets are now on sale. Be quick because sessions are given allocated times:

What: Brickvention 2019
When: 19 & 20 January 2019
Where: Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
Web: www.brickventures.org.au

LEGO® City Cops vs Robbers | LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre

This summer, choose to be a "goodie" or a "baddie" at the LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre in Chadstone.

LEGO® City Cops vs Robbers | LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre


On arrival, collect your free cop or robber mask and activity book. If you choose to be a LEGO City robber, you must steal the jewels and make your getaway!

Alternatively, join the "goodies" and chase the robber as a LEGO City cop.

The fun activities also include themed LEGO building workshops, a chance to watch the "Officers in Pursuit" 4D movie, an opportunity to test your speed at the LEGO® Build & Test station and play eye spy as you spot the missing jewels in MINILAND®.

What: LEGO® City Cops vs Robbers | LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre
When: 29 December 2018 - 28 January 2019
Where: LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre, Chadstone
Web: melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au

There you have it, our big list of unmissable school holiday activities for Melbourne kids this summer. Watch this space because we're intending to add more over the coming weeks.

Smallfoot Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne

Keep cool this summer at SEA LIFE Melbourne as you help celebrate the release of Smallfoot on DVD. Melbourne's very own aquarium invites little feet and grown-ups to join a chilly Yeti adventure during the summer school holidays.

Smallfoot Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne


Themed activities include a snow pit (your hands will stay nice and warm as we’ll be using synthetic ice), an ice cube throwing game, a crawl-through igloo, Smallfoot activity books and character masks, and four mystery line drawing stations that reveal a special picture.

Not forgetting a chance to meet Himalayan Yetis celebrities - Migo (voiced by Channing Tatum in Smallfoot) and Meechee (voiced by Zendaya) for a photo. 

The Smallfoot experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne runs from 21 December 2018 to 30 January 2019. All activities are inclusive of your entry fee.

What: Smallfoot Experience at SEA LIFE Melbourne
Where: Corner of King Street and Flinders Street, Melbourne
Web: melbourneaquarium.com.au/news/smallfoot




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