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Free events in Melbourne 
Melbourne has so much going on, and there are always plenty of events that are free. You may still need to book, however, so check individual events for details.

Precious Water - Sunday 28 May 2017, 11am to 12:30pm - Tours & cruises

Precious Water

28 May 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens
Landscape architect Andrew Laidlaw explains how the Working Wetlands project has developed innovative methods to manage the valuable collection.
Climate Watch Walk - Tuesday 08 August 2017, 10am to 11:30am - Tours & cruises

Climate Watch Walk

8 Aug 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens
Join this guided walk in Melbourne Gardens and learn how climate change is affecting our plants and wildlife.
Open House Melbourne at Melbourne Gardens - Saturday 29 July 2017, 10am to 4pm - Tours & cruises

Open House Melbourne at Melbourne Gardens

29 Jul 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne Gardens proudly opens the doors on two historic buildings: The National Herbarium of Victoria and The Melbourne Observatory.
NAIDOC - Thursday 06 July 2017, 10am to noon - Festivals

NAIDOC

6 Jul 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens
Koolin ngargee. Celebrate Aboriginal culture and language during NAIDOC week at Melbourne Gardens.
Winter Discovery Tour in Auslan - Saturday 17 June 2017, 11:30am to 1pm - Tours & cruises

Winter Discovery Tour in Auslan

17 Jun 2017, Royal Botanic Gardens
This Garden Discovery tour is offered exclusively to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, with the assistance of an Auslan interpreter.
ACMI Family Sundays: Gameplay - Sunday 04 June 2017, 11am to 4pm - Kids & family

ACMI Family Sundays: Gameplay

4 Jun 2017, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Game on with a free day of live gaming, virtual reality and giant board games
ACMI Family Sundays: YouTube - Sunday 02 April 2017, 11am to 4pm - Kids & family

ACMI Family Sundays: YouTube

2 Apr 2017, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
If you want to become the next YouTube sensation, ACMI have got the tools to get you started.
ACMI Family Sundays: Star Wars - Sunday 07 May 2017, 11am to 4pm - Kids & family

ACMI Family Sundays: Star Wars

7 May 2017, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
May the Fourth be with you this May as ACMI celebrates the 40th anniversary of sci-fi classic, Star Wars.
Newsworthy - Tuesday 16 May 2017, 10:15am to 12:15pm - Talks & workshops

Newsworthy

16 May 2017, State Library of Victoria
Learn how to find newspapers in hard copy, online and microfilm, and how to search for individual articles.
Silver – A Solitary Pleasure - Wednesday 05 April 2017 to Sunday 16 April 2017 - Exhibitions

Silver – A Solitary Pleasure

5 Apr 2017 - 16 Apr 2017, Gallery Voltaire
Martha Ackroyd Curtis returns to the sensations of pop culture and visual pleasure in this installation at Gallery Voltaire.

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