There's all sorts of fun activities on at the Gardens in the spring school holidays!
Big Bandicoot Backyard
A great big bandicoot sculpture has moved into Cranbourne Gardens. Help make it welcome! Come and create habitats and contribute to bandicoot conservation through free activities.
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Children ride the Kids Explorer free during the spring school holidays! Cruise through the Australian Garden and experience its wonders through sight, sound and smell on this special tour designed for a child’s view.
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Welcome to Poorneet (Tadpole Season)
Stamp your feet and hop about – poorneet (tadpole season) is here! In this Indigenous school holiday program, celebrate the froggy friends in our waterways with a morning of stories, dance, microscopes and potted up plants.
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Birds in the Australian Garden
Identify some of the birds often spied in the Australian Garden on a free guided walk.
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Threatened Species Children's Art Exhbition
See the plight of Australia’s threatened plants and animals through the eyes of our next generation.
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Spring into Nature
Bask in the warming sun at Melbourne Gardens and romp through family-focused nature play activities designed to stimulate the senses and enliven the soul.
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Story Catching with Trace Balla
Create a story book with the award-winning author and illustrator of Rivertime and Rockhopping.
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