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Celebrate Children's Book Week 2017 at the Melbourne Museum

Monday 21st of August to Saturday 26th of August
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Who says Book Week is just for the big kids? Not the Melbourne Museum!

Melbourne's award winning Museum in Carlton will host a special Children's Book Week this August.



Bring your preschoolers along during the week of 21-26 August and discover a range of nominated books by Australian authors.

Museum Stories

Inspire your little ones with an interactive story time in a Museum Stories session held in the Children's Gallery every day between 11-11:30am. The theme for Children's Book Week this year "Escape to Everywhere" and the story time sessions will explore a museum gallery or space, with a different museum theme every day.

Mon 21–Fri 25 August 2017
Daily 11.00–11.30am

The Children's Gallery at Melbourne Museum


Costume Parade and Story Time

Perhaps your little ones will be inspired to dress up as their favourite character and attend the costume parade departing from the Melbourne Museum Foyer on Thursday 24th August and led by author Jackie Kerin as the Fanciful Museum Explorer.

The Parade will venture through the Museum's galleries and finish up with a Story Time session in the Children’s Gallery with two of the museum’s authors, Diane Jackson Hill and Jackie Kerin.

Thursday 24 August 2017
10.40–11.40am

Melbourne Museum Insta Comp

Melbourne Museum will also be running a Book Character Instagram dress up competition on the day of the parade. Put on your best book character costume to win some great prizes!

(Using hashtags #melbournemuseum #bookweek2017)

Thursday 24 August 2017

Weekend Reading Time at the Museum

Can't make it during the week? No problem. On Saturday 26 August, top book creators Michael Wagner and Anna Walker will join families for a morning of stories in the Children’s Gallery.


Let your children's imagination run wild a the Melbourne Museum for Children's Book Week 2017!

For more information head to museumvictoria.com.au



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