Children will have the opportunity to see Ned Kelly's armour and hear his story. At the end of the session they will make a replica of Ned Kelly's helmet. This workshop will run from 1pm until 2pm on Monday the 2nd, Tuesday the 3rd and Wednesday the 4th of July. It is aimed at children aged 5 to 12. Bookings are not required.
Melbourne Magic Festival Be prepared to be amazed and astounded at the Melbourne Magic Festival, being held at Northcote Town Hall from the 2nd until the 14th of July. There are over 100 workshops and stage shows. Some events are free, while tickets for others start at a very reasonable $10.
Participate in the free workshop "Kids in the Studio" being held from Monday the 2nd of July until Friday the 6th of July then again from Monday the 9th of July until Friday the 13th of July in Studio 1 at ACMI. Using green screen technology children will have the opportunity to be the star of their very own video game. The sessions run for 45 minutes and begin at 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm. Bookings need to be made at ACMI in person on the day. After the workshop you can head to the free Screenworlds exhibition.
Mesopotamia Exhibition and Activities @ the Melbourne Museum Discover the ancient world of Mesopotamia at the Melbourne Museum. Entry and participation in the activities for children, students and senior citizens is free. Tickets for adults are $10. The three school holiday activities include:
Explore wonderful artifacts from one of the world's great ancient civilizations. The exhibition is being held until the 7th of October 2012.
Welcome to Mesopotamia Family Presentation A show introducing the facts about Ancient Mesopotamia in a kid friendly way. This presentation occurs daily from the 30th of June until the 15th of July at 11.30am, 1.00pm and 2.00pm in the Museum Theatre.
Mini Meso Workshops
Children will have the opportunity to create their own wall relief using pictures of reliefs from the Assyrian Palaces for inspiration. This session runs daily between 11am and 3pm from the 30th of June until the 15th of June.
Bring the kids along to the free Kids Footy Forum at the Queen Victoria Market. The forums will occur on Tuesday the 3rd of July and Thursday the 5th of July between 10am and 12pm in L Shed. On Tuesday Drew Petrie from North Melbourne and Angus Monfries will be on the panel while on Thursday Leigh Montagna from the St Kilda Football Club and Jack Trenggove from the Melbourne Football Club will be in attendance. There will be a handball competition on both days.
After you have been to the forum you can explore the market and then head to bargain block.