Ride glowing swings and seesaws at this after-dark playground

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Ride glowing swings and seesaws at this after-dark playground

Summer of Play
words by kaya martin

The Melbourne Museum’s Summer of Play series is the best way to make the most of the good weather.

Say hello to the new entertainment epicentre. This year, the Melbourne Museum isn’t messing around. From Christmas Eve until February 26, come celebrate the festivities with interactive art installations, games, and even museum-inspired ice cream flavours from an on-site food truck to help you cool down. 

Open daily until 11pm, Summer of Play is the perfect setting to let your inner child come out. Or your real children too, if you have them! 

Summer of Play

  • The Melbourne Museums fun summer series will feature a ton of activities, including interactive art installations designed by ENESS
  • On December 24 to February 26, the event will run daily from 9am until 11pm
  • Summer of Play is open to all ages

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

Take a turn on the illuminated I Believe Swings and the Light Seesaws designed by the esteemed art and technology company ENESS. Their stunning public works are known to inspire a sense of awe and wonder in viewers and have been stationed around the world at festivals, galleries and performing arts complexes. 

The square will also feature ping pong and handball, with paddles and game pieces up for grabs at the Plaza Play Concierge. 

The Summer of Play series promises a variety of free and ticketed events. Stop by for DJs, pop-up bars and IMAX screenings of the new Avatar movie at Plaza Nights, as well as late access to Tyama’s six digital worlds and twilight tours of the Dome Promenade. There will be a little something for everyone on offer this holiday season. 

Aside from Summer of Play, the museum will also have on its regular seasonal exhibits, including a collection of rare pink diamonds, a Lego wonderland, and a celebration of the First People of Victoria. With so, so, so much going on, you’ll really be missing out if you don’t head on down.

To learn more about the Melbourne Museum’s Summer of Play happening from December 24 to February 26, head here.