Kids Activities in Melbourne

Kids Activities in Melbourne
Melbourne is a city that showcases some of the best elements of Australia. Children will enjoy the range of indoor and outdoor activities. These activities involve nature, science and sports. Visitors can experience the unique animals and wildlife of this country or learn about the popular surfing culture that is world renowned.

Royal Melbourne Zoo

With more than 300 species, this zoo highlights the best of Australia and the world. As the country's oldest zoo, it provides 55 acres of exhibits and habitats that have been established over the past 150 years. Different landscapes are featured, from African rainforests, Asian forests and the Australian bush. There are interactive presentations and guided tours. The Wild Sea exhibit features seals, penguins, pelicans and more. It is open daily.

Royal Melbourne Zoo
Elliott Ave.
Parkville, Victoria 3052
Australia
011 (+61) 03 9285 9300
zoo.org.au

Surf World Surfing Museum

In Australia's surfing capital, this museum celebrates the story of surfing. Visitors can experience the surfing heritage and beach culture of Australia. It is the world's largest surf museum. The Australian Surfing Hall of Fame is located there. The exhibits range from the history of surfboard designs, a theater with significant surfing videos, live board shaping, a collection of surfing culture memorabilia and more. It is open daily.

Surf World Surfing Museum
Beach Road
Torquay, Victoria 3228
Australia
011 (+61) 03 5261 4606
surfworld.org.au

Healesville Sanctuary

This sanctuary features a variety of Australian plants and more than 200 species of wildlife. In a natural setting, visitors can explore the bush land that is home to emus, kangaroos, koalas, possums, dingoes and platypuses. This natural setting provides close-up encounters with the unique wildlife of Australia. It is open daily.

Healesville Sanctuary
Badger Creek Road
Healesville, Victoria 3777
Australia
011 (+61) 03 5957 2800
zoo.org.au/HealesvilleSanctuary

Scienceworks

A range of exhibitions and interactive displays will entertain children for hours. It features both live demonstrations and many hands-on activities. The exhibitions range from a planetarium, lightning room, sports challenges and the scientific secrets of everyday home objects. It even has an area for young children to build things, record weather reports, steer a ship and more. It is open daily.

Scienceworks
2 Booker St.
Spotswood, Victoria 3015
Australia
011 (+61) 03 9392 4800
museumvictoria.com.au/scienceworks

Article Written By Grant Buchholtz

Based in Boston, Grant has been writing on issues of faith, leadership, and personal growth since 2000. He has written for the "Journal of Evangelical Homiletics Society" and "theooze.com." Grant won the Parish Pulpit Scholarship in 2009. He received both a Master of Theology and Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and has done further graduate work at Harvard Divinity School and the University of Edinburgh.

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