Fun Family Day Out

Do not understimate how much fun your family will have at a day out at a museum.

A day out at a museum is great fun for the whole family. I say this to parents who have not been to a museum for few years.  Museums have changed a lot.  Long gone are the boring displays, dust ridden exhibits and endless rows of boring stuff.

You will listen, learn stuff about your city and Australia, laugh and end up thoroughly enjoying the day with your family.

Why? Because museums are designed for family.

You’ll see art, science, history, geography, how stuff works, fauna, bones, transport and much much more..

I’ll start with the amazing, modern and delightful ‘Melbourne Museum.

We’re members.  We have a family membership that also gets us into the Immigration Museum and Science Works which for visitors from other states, is a museum about science, heavily biased towards children but interesting for us big kids as well.  We go to the Melbourne Museum about 3 times a year.  We make a day of it.  There is always something new to see plus there are several activity based areas including a playground that keep the kid busy while we big kids site down and rest.

It’s a bonus if there is a major exhbition on, where we get discounted entry to, plus the cafe is a great place for lunch.

Melbourne Museum

Situated in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne Museum is an exciting and innovative attraction – including permanent and touring exhibitions, dynamic performances and events, cafés, IMAX Theatre, gift shop, and undercover parking.

There are a number of galleries within the museum, Bunjilaka Gallery, Discovery Centre, Melbourne Exhibit (inc Phar Lap),

Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday and Christmas Day)

11 Nicholson St, Carlton | Melbourne Museum |

Perth Museum

The museum in Perth is the Western Australian Museum housing Western Australia’s scientific and cultural collection.

Open 7 days a week 10am – 5pm | Closed: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day and Good Friday

James Street, Perth | Perth

Adelaide Museum

The South Australian Museum houses over four million objects and specimens. They provide irreplaceable records against which we are constantly building and modifying our knowledge and understanding of the natural and cultural world. They are a vital part of Australia’s national heritage and play an integral role in the international scientific accord to document our world.

The Museum is open every day from 10am–5pm, including weekends and public holidays.  12 noon on ANZAC Day (25 April) closed on Good Friday and Christmas Day.

North Terrace, Adelaide | Adelaide

Sydney Museum

The Museum of Sydney is an imaginative museum offering the visitor a journey of discovery and wonder through Sydney 1788 and beyond.

Fascinating exhibitions, films and state of the art technology spin stories of colonial life, Aboriginal culture, environment, trade, authority/law and everyday dramas and dreams.

Open daily 9.30am – 5pm | Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday

Bridge St, Sydney | Sydney

Brisbane Museum

Discover the people places and stories of Brisbane at the Museum of Brisbane

MoB also explores the people and communities of Brisbane and how their unique stories have contributed to the city we live in today.

Open 7 days a week from 10am to 5pm.

Brisbane City Hall, King George Square, Brisbane | Brisbane

Also see Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville

Darwin Museum

The Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern Territory collections place the region’s art, history and culture, and natural history in an Australian and international context through research, interpretation and collection development.

Weekdays: 9am to 5pm | Weekends and Public Holidays: 10am to 5pm | Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Day and Good Friday.

Conacher Street, Bullocky Point | Museum & Art Gallery of the Northern


The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in Hobart collects, preserves, researches, displays, interprets and safeguards the physical evidence of the natural and cultural heritage of Tasmania, together with relevant material from interstate and overseas.

Open from 10am-5pm daily (Except Anzac Day, Good Friday and Christmas Day)

40 Macquarie St, Hobart | Tasmanian Museum and Art