Melbourne Museum launches after-dark series with DJs, performances and a pop-up bar

Get the latest from Beat


Melbourne Museum launches after-dark series with DJs, performances and a pop-up bar

Melbourne Museum

Melbourne Museum's monthly Saturday Sessions series will keep the doors of the Melbourne Museum open after hours with a line-up of performances, DJs, a pop-up bar, curator talks and more, to celebrate the launch of 'Tyama' (chah-muh).

In July, Saturday Sessions – which will keep the museum open until 9pm – kicks off with a performance by Soju Gang, a proud Gunai/Kurnai, Yorta Yorat and Wiradjuri woman as well as a phenomenal DJ, designer and fashionista. Soju’s djing places audience first – mixing in a broad spectrum of sounds, seamlessly jumping from genre to genre.

As part of Saturday Sessions, you’ll also be able to have night-time access to the world’s most complete Triceratops Horridus in Triceratops: Fate of the Dinosaurs and traverse across the Mediterranean Sea to discover some of the most significant items from the prestigious National Archaeological Museum in Athens in Open Horizons: Ancient Greek Journeys and Connections. You’ll also be able to access night-time screenings of IMAX movies.

Saturday Sessions at Melbourne Museum

  • Melbourne Museum’s staying open until 9pm on Saturdays with DJs and more
  • It’s a monthly series, kicking off on Saturday 30 July with Soju Gang
  • Admission price range is between $0 – $15

Stay up to date with what’s happening in and around Melbourne here.

Melbourne Museum’s new exhibition, Tyama: A Deeper Sense of Knowing is a digital multisensory experience that promises to take visitors on an immersive journey into Victoria’s vibrant nocturnal world, from the night sky, through caves to shallow water and into the deep blue sea.

Tyama is an immersive exhibition experience that transforms the museum’s 1,000m2 Touring Hall space into an interactive nocturnal wonderland through large-scale multimedia projections, objects from Museums Victoria’s collections, soundscapes and visually stunning imagery.

Not just a DJ, but a multidisciplinary artist, Soju Gang has shown her ease in displaying her versatility – an events producer, graphic and fashion designer, community advocate and now, host for Sydney’s hip hop radio “CADA”.

For more info, head to their website here.