Melbourne Zoo displays more than 320 species of animals and is situated only 4km from the city. You can journey through a world of wildlife and discover the wonders of nature as you explore the award-winning Melbourne Zoo.
There's always something new to enjoy! Stroll through the lush Asian and African rainforests, where tigers roam and monkeys swing from tree to tree. Then take the time to stop and see eye to eye with Orang-utans in their special elevated exhibit. Explore the trail of the elephants or the unique native wildlife in the Australian bush setting. Melbourne Zoo plays an important role in education, research and conservation.
Housing the University of Melbourne's collection of artworks and cultural artefacts, the Ian Potter Museum spans art from the early 19th century to today.
The university's diverse art collection includes European and international indigenous art, classical pieces and archaeological artefacts.
See what's showing in the program of temporary exhibitions, from Melbourne history and classical collections to new acquisitions and contemporary art projects. Entry is free and there is also a popular coffee shop.