To celebrate the launch of the immersive Tyama exhibition, Melbourne Museum is starting a monthly series called Saturday Sessions. Enjoy a night at the museum, with a line-up of cool performances, DJs, a pop-up bar, curator talks and more. The museum will stay open until 9pm, and the first event will take place on Saturday July 30.
Saturday Sessions at Melbourne Museum
This month, Saturday Sessions will launch with a performance from Soju Gang, a DJ, designer and fashionista. This proud Gunai/Kurnai, Yorta Yorta and Wiradjuri woman will take you through a broad spectrum of sounds to move and groove to.
Then, listen to a talk from Senior Curator of Vertebrate Palaeontology, Thomas Rich. He’ll take you through interesting stories and teach you about how all living things exist in a network of life, from the tiny to the colossal. This curator talk will run at 6:30pm and 7:30pm in the Science and Life Gallery.
Explore the museum after dark, and discover the newest exhibition, Tyama. In this immersive experience, you’ll journey around Victoria’s natural, nocturnal world. See large-scale multimedia projections, and listen to stories inspired by First Peoples knowledge.
Step into the digital experience, River Connections, a journey into the unique environment of the Murray River. This five-minute, infinity projection experience explores how life is connected in this river environment.
Take a step back in time and come face-to-face with the world’s most complete triceratops fossil. In Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs, you’ll learn all about the creatures of the Cretaceous period, and the landscapes that make up this forgotten world.
Your voyage through time continues with Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections. Discover precious artefacts, straight from the National Archaeological Museum in Athens, and explore works from the Early Bronze Age to the Roman period.
The Saturday Sessions at Melbourne Museum will start at 5pm and end at 9pm.