Learning Lab


Explore, connect, create

Our learning philosophy

The Learning Lab embodies the amplification of learning in museums as it connects museum collections and stories, co-creative digital technologies and a philosophy that is underpinned by First Peoples concepts of deep listening.

This innovative space is interoperable, hosting co-creative digital workshops for all audiences – students, teachers, adults, teens and families! The following programs ask audiences to adapt to their role in the world as curious, creative, collaborative and innovative communicators, providing a space that connects audiences with museum collections, trusted digital experts and real world experiences.

A new innovative approach to learning in museums! Read our manifesto

Melbourne Museum at Home

While you might not be able to visit the Learning Lab on site at the moment we would love for you to join us at home for some “Mindfulness in the Rainforest”.

Mindfulness in the rainforest

Reboot your brain and immerse yourself in the magic of the Otways. Our cameras take you into a world were mountain ash trees reign and waterfalls plunge into valleys thick with ferns and alive with bird song. Take a guided journey—and see if you can hear the beating heart of this ancient rainforest.


For school students

Curriculum-aligned workshops that encourage a focus on process and nurture skills using digital technologies.

Two girls holding rocks and speaking while another girl is recording on a  ipad


Students become mini-geologist and filmmakers as they learn about rocks and create short documentaries to communicate their findings.

Coming in Term 3:

For school teachers

Our upcoming professional learning digital workshops developed to support Victorian teachers in the classroom.

For everyone

Learning Lab offers amazing programs for adults, families and teens where participants gain insight into Museums Victoria content areas. These workshops support the development of digital skills, relationship building and collaboration. Learn a new skill, build your digital literacies and document your own stories.

Two adults using a digital tablet to sketch butterflies and moths

Digital art class

Be inspired by our unique and wondrous collection to create your own digital masterpiece.

Learning Lab showcase

Outside of workshop hours, Learning Lab will be open to Melbourne Museum visitors to explore a range of immersive stories. Opening late April.

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