Melbourne Museum

11 Nicholson St, Carlton

Free

Located in the lush Carlton Gardens, The Melbourne Museum is a showcase of Australian history and interactive learning.

There are free exhibitions, so you don’t have to spend a cent, but they also have rotating paid exhibitions.

There is a dinosaur section, which features a skeleton of a Diprotodon – a giant wombat-like creature. Along with a bunch of other installations, including a kids section.

Make sure to visit the preserved hide of Pharlap, Australia’s iconic racing horse. This horse ran during Australia’s depression period in the 1930s and won 37 of the 51 races he entered.

IMAX Cinema is directly next door. This single-screen movie theatre has one of the biggest screens in the world.