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ArtPlay offers creative programs specifically designed with, for and by children and families. Children (from babies to 13 years) collaborate with artists to express themselves in a playful exchange. 

Overhead vies of children in a circle with coloured laser lights
The words Happy Birthday ArtPlay with paint splatters

Celebrating 20 years


For two decades, over 275,000 participants have flocked to ArtPlay for 4,500 art experiences. As part of our 20-year celebrations, families can:

  • cook up a storm in Maa and Nonna’s Kitchen
  • join a workshop in visual or performing arts
  • explore artful play with Inside Out
  • attend an online performance
  • experience the mesmerising sounds and wet embrace of the Rain exhibition. 

Text on screen Happy Birthday Artplay - 20 years of children's creativity!

Montage of children creating things, crafts, looking thorugh things, flahing lights, lights, outdoors, working with adults, performing.

Text on screen Happy Birthday Artplay - 20 years of children's creativity!

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Contact us


Birrarung Marr 
Behind Federation Square 
Melbourne VIC 3000


03 9658 7880

Top image credit: Invisible Light Garden. Photo: Mosster Studio

our acknowledgement

  • Torres Strait Islander Flag
  • Aboriginal People Flag

The City of Melbourne respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the land we govern, the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung and Bunurong / Boon Wurrung peoples of the Kulin and pays respect to their Elders past and present. 


We acknowledge and honour the unbroken spiritual, cultural and political connection they have maintained to this unique place for more than 2000 generations.

We accept the invitation in the Uluru Statement from the Heart and are committed to walking together to build a better future.