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Our Children’s Museums are carefully designed to put big smiles on little faces and provide families with the ultimate day out, but there’s also a serious side to the work we do. If you’d like to learn more about the methods MoPA employs to deliver meaningful learning outcomes, we encourage you to engage with the resources below.

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Understanding sensory styles

Carer’s that understand sensory styles can create environments that cater to a child’s unique needs, fostering deeper connections and enhanced learning

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How to support the EYLF at home

When parents integrate elements of the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) into daily routines, it fosters a child’s growth and well-being.

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People often ask… “How do you choose the colour each day?” The truth is that MoPA’s Art Car has taught us some valuable real-life lessons about colour theory 😵‍💫🏳️‍🌈🎨🖌️

3 colours at once = Brown. ALWAYS brown!? 
1-2 colours on a dry base = Fun; but mix cautiously. 
Any colour on a wet base = So. MUCH. Brown.
✍️ LOOK WHAT JUST HAPPENED!! Can YOU spot YOUR portrait?? 👶🏽👧🏻🧒🏼👶🏼?? This has to be one of our favourite EVER collaborations ❤️!! 

@doweljones said: “After years of talking about it, we finally had the opportunity to collaborate with MoPA for our upcoming @nationalwoolmuseum exhibition. Manufactured by @ghcommercial in Geelong the 10 metre long rug includes 634 self portraits drawn by children aged 1-10 years old, Ten Years of Dowel Jones opens 26 July”
EPIC Xmas Parties, BANGIN’ Corporate Functions, MONSTER fundraisers (and even Weddings!) - We host some of the most enchanting events you’ll have ever experienced. 

Deets are on our interwebs, but also please don’t hesitate to use the ol’ fashioned telephone if you have any questions!
Just one double-shot 3/4 mocha frappe latte chino, please 😜☕️🍰!!

Do you LOVE serving DELICIOUS food and coffee?? Our Cafe in Sandringham is hunting for casual team members to deliver first-class F&B experiences to all our gorgeous guests. All the deets are on our website in the ‘jobs’ section 👊👌🌈😉
Next week is NAIDOC week… And we can’t WAIT!

NAIDOC week offers an AMAZING opportunity for children to connect with Indigenous stories, traditions and values. To celebrate NAIDOC week at MoPA we’ve curated some gorgeous books and built our new ‘Dreaming Birds’ craft activity around their wonderful themes. 

All NAIDOC programming will run from July 7 to July 14, ON TOP of the jam-packed holiday schedules. SOOOOO much fun!
“OUR EARTH” 🌍 + DOUBLE activities 🎨 = ALL school holidays!! (60% sold out already)

We’re doubling-down on pogromming EVERY DAY of the holidays, so that every session feels like a giant choose-your-own-play-based-learning-adventure!!!

Special thanks to our gorgeous little guests who wanted to show off their “OUR EARTH” craft outcomes in this lil’ vid. This activity, plus SEVEN others, programmed all day every day this school holidays. Let’s get bizzay!!! x
Hey Northsiders, guess what? MoPA is coming to Thomastown!

Over one million Melburnians have access to Thomastown in under 20-minutes, and so when this BEAUTIFUL building at 391 Settlement Road became available it was an absolute no-brainer that we secure it for Melbourne’s newest Children’s Museum.

We love love LOVE that this building is rich in heritage and artful history. It was originally a pottery studio, built in 1923, and home to potters from all over the world for more than 50-years. And now, this beautiful big building will be re-imagined as Melbourne’s newest Children’s Museum, jam-packed with immersive learning experiences, but also dance, theatre, storytelling, craft, art, and more, all designed to support the Early Years Learning Framework and Victorian Curriculum.

Tag your northside BFFs and start planning your playdates, excursions and parties. We expect to be ready to open in mid Spring of 2024 and will keep you posted with progress updates. xx 🌈🎨🧑‍🎨❤️
OK… So, this is happening (again!)

Details soon… 🌈🎨🔨🪚🧑‍🎨🖼️
“Our Earth” starts tomorrow at MoPA!!

Understanding ‘our place in this world’ is a lifelong journey for most. But SO many of the most important lessons are learned early in our lives, at home. To help facilitate the important conversations to have with children, MoPA’s educators have developed a range of new activities called “Our Earth” and this new series starts tomorrow at MoPA. All the new activities run all day, every day. Visit our fancy new website for more detail.

But ALSO, as a reminder of how easy it can be to make a difference, we’ve put together...


1. Ride your bike or scooter
2. Plant some veggies
3. Buy second hand or swap with friends
4. Cook at home
5. Eat more vegetables and less meat
6. Organise a community clean up
7. Save water
8. Buy less packaged products
9. Recycle
10. Turn off the lights
11. Use a blanket instead of the heater
12. Clean with natural products
13. But the imperfect produce
14. Mend it instead of replacing it
15. Air dry your washed clothes
16. Compost organic waste
17. Refill water bottles
18. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth
19. Carpool
20. Eat left overs instead of throwing them out
21. Use energy efficient lights
22. Use both sides of the paper
23. Plant a tree
24. Eat seasonal produce
25. Recycle batteries and buy rechargeable
26. Walk more
27. Make a bird feeder
28. Plant flowers for the bees
29. Buy less plastic toys
30. Up-cycle for craft projects
31. Donate old clothes and toys
32. Visit the library instead of buying a book
33. Plant native plants
34. Organise a toy trade with friends
35. Use reusable bags
36. Keep your cat indoors
37. Clean up your favourite park
38. Have a quick shower
39. Use cold water to wash clothes and dishes
40. Water your plants in the morning
41. Use a reusable coffee cup
42. Only run the dishwasher when full
43. Install slow-flow shower heads
44. Use reusable straws
45. Use Beeswax wrap
46. Avoid aerosol cans
47. Use fans instead of aircon
48. Turn off unnecessary electronics
49. Pack lunches in reusable containers
50. Be kind to creatures


To ensure a safe and comfy capacity is maintained, limited tickets are available for each session and we’re expecting that most sessions will sell out this weekend.

If the session time that you’re trying to book doesn’t appear in the checkout at all, it’s because tickets to attend this specific session are already sold out.

x The Team @ MoPA

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