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DreamCity is a brand new high-tech city where children are inspired to learn through fun career activities.

DreamCity is here. Melbourne’s newest edutainment destination for kids aged 3 to 13s. This is an indoor learn & play centre designed to expose children to a variety of STEM based careers. This is done by offering children two-hour sessions to explore each of DreamCity's high-tech hubs.


Hands-on role-play style teachings are presented to participating kids in a pint-sized hospital, science & tech labs, aeroplane flight simulators, green screen video and podcast studios, a virtual reality centre and a firestation.

Video studio

While parent supervision is required, children are left in the capable hands of the DreamCity educators, who patiently guide and teach kids to test a bunch of inspiring careers using the very latest high-tech equipment. Parents are encouraged to grab a coffee from the onsite cafe and watch their children from behind glass screens.

Flight simulators

We took our two sons 6 & 11yrs along to try out DreamCity on a busy weekend day. Within their two hour time slot, the kids were allowed to choose six different "careers", with each activity lasting 15 minutes. Of all the activities they chose to do, VR came out tops for Mr 11 and learning to fly on a flight simulator for Mr 6.

Virtual Reality Station at DreamCity

For under 5s there is an option to participate in some age appropriate programs, and kids 0 to 2yrs can enjoy the Creative Zone, which is a decent sized play area with large building blocks, whilst their older siblings hop from one career to the next.

Podcasting at DreamCity

Although preschoolers are welcome, we might suggest primary school aged kids would get the most out of a DreamCity experience, because under 5s may require extra assistance with some of the activities listed.

Surgery practice at DreamCity

If you are a primary school teacher, do get in touch with DreamCity to hear more about the centre's fantastic excursion experiences, which can be tailored to your school's needs.

Firestation at DreamCity

You will find DreamCity, a place where kids take on the careers of the future and explore the power of science in everyday lives, on Level 1, DFO, South Wharf.

Enter DreamCity for one 2-hour session: 9am, 11:15am, 1:30pm & 3:45pm time slots are available each day. Advance bookings online are recommended.

Where: Level 1, DFO South Wharf,
When: 9am - 6pm daily.
Web: dreamcity.com.au

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