Top 11 indoor activities for kids

Melbourne’s notorious weather featuring four-seasons-in-one-day makes keeping the kids entertained a challenge! Luckily, as the arts and entertainment capital of Australia, Melbourne has lots of awesome indoor activities for kids. Check out our top indoor activities for these school holidays!



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Discover immersive family fun at MONOPOLY DREAMS, Melbourne’s newest walk-through experience in the heart of the city.

MONOPOLY DREAMS Melbourne combines interactive elements with classic Monopoly charm, ensuring an amazing day out for the whole family! Explore the iconic world of Monopoly City and make a grab for cash at the Bank, repair the Water Works, power up the Electric Company and step into Jail! Explore Mr. Monopoly’s private Mansion featuring a 4DX Cinema, Laser Maze challenge and gallery featuring rare and exclusive Monopoly board games.

Plus check out Australia’s only Monopoly themed café and MONOPOLY DREAMS retail store.

Melbourne Skydeck

At Melbourne Skydeck, the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing attraction, the city of Melbourne comes alive in front of your eyes when you take it all in from nearly 300 metres high.

Thrill seeking kids will love the Edge! A world-first, the Edge suspends daring guests in a transparent glass cube that projects out from Melbourne Skydeck, leaving them suspended nearly 300 metres above the streets of Melbourne.

Find out more about Melbourne Skydeck.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

SEA LIFE Melbourne takes you on an interactive ocean adventure filled with amazing discovery around every corner.

Discover your inner adventurer as you dive through the depths of the ocean and you walk beneath the 2 million litre Oceanarium, as rays and sharks glide above you.

Encounter more than 10,000 aquatic animals, including one of the world’s largest saltwater crocodiles, before waddling your way to the icy cool waters of Antarctica, home to the regal King and cheeky Gentoo penguins!

Find out more about SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.


Step into a world of optical illusions with Artvo’s larger-than-life murals allowing you to come face-to-face with wild animals, scale rocky crevasses and surf the ultimate pipelines.

ArtVo offers everyone the chance to experience the traditional art museum in a whole new way: here you’re allowed to touch the art, strike a pose in front of the camera and take as many photos and selfies as possible!

Featuring works by 15 artists, 1000 litres of paint, 800 hours and over 80 new artworks, ArtVo is an awesome selfie destination!

Find out more about Artvo.

Australian Sports Museum

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of Australian sport at the Australian Sports Museum where there is something for everyone.

Revisit the magic moments of green and gold glories, get to know the inside story from our sporting greats and celebrate the grassroots legends from right around Australia.

And then ride, cycle, surf or climb to your own gold medal moments in Game On.

Really, however you picture Australian sport, you will see it in the Australian Sports Museum.

Find out more about the Australian Sports Museum.

O’Brien Icehouse

O’Brien Icehouse has created a fun environment where people of all ages can enjoy ice skating safely.

Whether you’re a beginner or an ice skating pro, you’re guaranteed to have a day jam-packed with fun at the best ice skating rink in Melbourne.

Located in Docklands, O’Brien Icehouse Melbourne’s ice skating rink. Just a quick drive to the edge of the city or a short trip by tram, O’Brien Icehouse is the perfect place for a healthy, active and enjoyable day out.

Find out more about the O’Brien Icehouse.

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum’s latest exhibition Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing, is an interactive museum experience like no other, giving you the chance to discover senses beyond human perception alongside the animals that use them.

Explore and play through six extraordinary digital environments, to bring untold stories to life.

Tyama features 360-degree responsive projections, breathtaking effects, and exquisite soundscapes.

Find out more about the Melbourne Museum.


ACMI’s free exhibition The Story of the Moving Image is a journey through the past, present and future of the moving image through interactive experiences, digital innovation and captivating stories.

Five distinct sections frame the major moments in moving image history, including the origins and future of cinema, production design and the creative process, Australian culture and stories, the rise of videogames, and how screens inform, influence and empower us.

Find out more about ACMI.


IMAX Melbourne features the world’s largest screen, measuring 32 meters wide and 23 meters high.

Since opening in 1998, IMAX Melbourne has been screening 3D documentaries and blockbuster movies to over 6 million movie fans.

With the only 4K laser projection system in Australia and state-of-the-art digital surround sound, the purpose-built theatre aims to provide movie fans their most immersive movie experience.

Find out more about IMAX.

Holey Moley

Holey Moley is a unique, family-friendly mini golf experience!

Forget the usual windmills and castles, putt your stuff through shark-infested waters and pop culture references like The Simpsons couch and into the Nine Iron Throne itself.

Each hole will keep you wanting more!

Find out more about Holey Moley.

Melbourne Planetarium

The Melbourne Planetarium at Scienceworks features a 16m domed ceiling, reclining seats, a 7.1 surround sound system and a full-dome video projection system.

The result is spectacular colour and movement like never before, creating a unique immersive environment and awe-inspiring astronomical experience.

Each show runs for 30–45 minutes and includes a live presentation of the current night sky and the major astronomical objects that can be seen.

Find out more about Melbourne Planetarium.

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