There are some wonderful permanent and temporary family friendly exhibitions at many local attractions in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle. We have listed some of our favourites below.
- Let your imagination run wild in a creative laboratory full of the sights and sounds of Sydney. Alphabetical Sydney: Creative Lab is an interactive children’s exhibition that celebrates Sydney in all its diversity, from A to Z at the Museum of Sydney until the 12th August 2018.
- Immerse yourself in an interactive world of light and colour where imagination meets technology, and bring your creations to life at the Powerhouse Museum’s exhibition, Learn & Play! teamLab Future Park presented by Toyota. Only until the 30th April 2018.
- Discover fossils, life-size replicas and meet a 42,000-year-old real preserved baby mammoth, Lyuba at the Australian Museum presents Mammoths. Investigate current theories about their DNA and extinction and unravel the biological and palaeontological mysteries of these awe-inspiring land mammals.
- With FREE daily entry between 10am-4pm at the Armory Gallery, ARTEXPRESS at the Armory 2018 is the largest of all metropolitan ARTEXPRESS displays, featuring the works of 47 young artists from schools across New South Wales – especially Western Sydney-based schools.
- The Sydney Brick Show is an event that showcases the creations of talented LEGO® builders from Greater Sydney and across Australia for viewing by the general public. Heading to Penrith Panthers on the 21st & 22nd April 2018
- Vikings: Beyond the Legend comes to the Melbourne Museum from the 23rd March bringing almost 500 artefacts to form the largest collection of its kind displayed in Australia.
- Following a successful run in Sydney, Brickman Awesome presented by Toyota, will open at Melbourne Museum Plaza, just in time for the Easter school holidays. The exhibition is made up of 39 never-seen-before LEGO® models, totalling more than 2 MILLION bricks and clocking up more than 5,000 hours of build-time!
- Immerse yourself in an interactive Marvel experience when you visit Marvel’s Avenger’s S.T.A.T.I.O.N this March. Marvel’s Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Science Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network) integrates modern technology and movie based props for the ultimate immersive experience!
- Fall down the rabbit hole into Wonderland, a world premiere exhibition at ACMI celebrating the timeless stories of Lewis Carroll and Alice’s adventures on screen this April.
- In connection to ‘Patricia Piccinini: Curious Affection’, the Children’s Art Centre presents an exciting new interactive project by leading Australian artist Patricia Piccinini designed especially for children 8 and under. ‘Curious Creatures’ encourages children to engage in imaginative play as they discover strange and curious creatures that inhabit a burrow-like environment. Children can interact with these soft creatures of the artist’s design, which they can move around and nestle into in a tactile, immersive space. Coming to QAGOMA from the 24th March 2018.
- Meet six mummies and unlock the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT scanning technology in Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives from at the Queensland Museum from the 16 March 2018.
- Get up close to 20 taxidermy specimens from the Queensland Museum collection. In a first for Ipswich, A Room for Wild Animals showcases 20 taxidermy specimens from the Queensland Museum collection including big cats, bears and deer.
- Dinosaurs have arrived at the South Australian Museum! DINOSAUR rEVOLUTION a new touring exhibition from Gondwana Studios, explores the thrilling world of dinosaurs and their ancestors. Featuring animatronics, 3D models, massive murals and fossil casts that you can touch!
- A gruesome band of pirates will be commandeering the WA Maritime Museum to teach ye what it takes to be a truly horrible pirate. Discover the rigorous rules and perilous punishments that was a part of life aboard ship, and gather ’round to hear tales of menacing pirate men and women at the Horrible Histories Exhibition at the Western Australian Museum.
- The Spiders exhibition will be a once in a lifetime experience, with engaging and fun interactives for all ages. Explore many facets of spider ecology, from reproduction to their specialised jaws and silk. Only at the Newcastle Museum from the 24th February. Opening weekend will see live bird-eating spiders and insects as well as fun craft for the kids.