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SWAN’s 5th Birthday Party – Melbourne Museum

10 September @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bring the whole family along for a free SWAN play date at the Melbourne Museum. We will be meeting in the garden adjacent to the brand new Children’s Gallery, which has a huge range of sensory friendly activities for all ages. The museum also has a fantastic dinosaur collection, Phar Lap and an indoor rainforest among other displays.

Our 5th birthday cake will be served at 11.00am for morning tea along with barista made coffee. The museum has a large car park directly underneath and SWAN will reimburse parking costs for the event. The museum is also readily accessible by low floor trams from the city, including the number 86 and 96, or via a short walk from Parliament station.

All children under 16 are free, and SWAN will cover entry costs to the museum for any adults. However, we would appreciate if members who hold a Museum Membership, carers card, concession card or pension card could bring it on the day to gain free access and allow us to spend more where it really counts!

This event is replacing the Port Melbourne play central play date after feedback from members indicated the time and venue was inconvenient for many members.

We really appreciate your feedback to make sure events are fun and affordable for as many people as possible.

We look forward to seeing your family soon!

R.S.V.P.: events@swanaus.org.au by Wednesday, 6 September or txt SWAN 0404 280 441


10 September
10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Tim McMahon
0415 287 637


Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson St
Carlton, Victoria 3053 Australia
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