High-TechFun

EDUCATE ENTERTAIN INSPIRE

DreamCity is a brand new high-tech city where children are inspired to learn through fun career activities.

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We are Melbourne’s newest edutainment destination for kids aged 3 to 13+. DreamCity is an amazing world where science, technology, engineering, the arts and maths collide in an explosion of fun. A place where kids take on the careers of the future and explore the power of science in everyday lives.

From operating flight simulators, fighting virtual fires, performing surgery and producing podcasts from the DreamCity studios, kids aged 3 to 13+ will have an awesomely fun time and be inspired by the possibilities!

 

Kids aged 5 to 13+ years old have access to all activities; 

Kids aged 3 and 4 years old will participate in an awesome, age-appropriate program. (See Activities below)

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DFO South Wharf,  Melbourne

ACTIVITIES

GENERAL ADMISSION SESSIONS – NOW OPEN
Kids aged 5 -13 years can test a bunch of inspiring careers using the very latest high-tech equipment.  
Kids aged 3 and 4 years old can participate in an awesome age appropriate program.  See all activities below!
 
Kids aged 0 to 2 years old can enjoy our Creative Zone during our general admission sessions. It’s free if they are coming with a paying sibling!  
The Creative Zone has lots of free play and building activities.
Just remember: all kids must have a supervising adult in attendance.
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VIDEO
PRODUCER

YOU MIGHT FIND YOUR CALLING IN THE DREAMCITY PRODUCTION STUDIOS.

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ROBOTICS

SCIENTIST, ENGINEER, CODER? DESIGN, CODE AND FLICK THE SWITCH ON THE VERY LATEST ROBOTS.      

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SUITABLE FOR 3 AND 4 YO

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PILOT

FLY YOUR OWN VIRTUAL AIRCRAFT IN OUR FLIGHT SIMULATORS AND UNDERSTAND THE FORCES AT WORK.

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SUITABLE FOR 3 AND 4 YO

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VIRTUAL REALITY

GOGGLES ON! ENTER A WORLD OF CREATIVITY IN OUR FUTURISTIC VR STUDIO.

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NEONATAL
NURSE

THE KIDS OF TODAY LOOKING AFTER THE BABIES OF TOMORROW. WEIGH, MEASURE, FEED AND REPEAT.

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SURGEON

ARE YOU DEXTEROUS ENOUGH TO PERFORM A LAPAROSCOPY IN OUR SURGERY?

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FIREFIGHTER

LEARN HOW TO FIGHT A FIRE IN AUGMENTED REALITY.  HOT OR NOT? USE THERMAL IMAGING TO HELP.

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CREATIVE ZONE

FREE-PLAY CONSTRUCTION AND THE BEST CREATIVE TOYS AND BUILDING BLOCKS IN TOWN!

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PODCASTER

GET THE HEADPHONES ON, WAIT FOR YOUR CUE AND LEARN HOW TO PODCAST LIKE A PRO.

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*All activities are designed by experienced educators to provide quality, hands-on science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) learning experiences for children aged 3 to 13+.

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Employment opportunities for BIG kids

Inspiring kids in careers of the future is just one aim of DreamCity.  But we’re also providing opportunities for big kids to fill awesome DreamAger roles.  If you’re between 15 – 17 years of age, have a heightened sense of fun and want to help younger kids get the most from their activities at DreamCity, then consider applying for a DreamAger role.  You will get valuable employment experience in an amazing work environment.  More info…

New DreamCity Café open for business

Mums and dads won’t miss out while the kids are having fun.  Our DC baristas have mastered the science of the perfect latte in our new café.  You can match our favourite Genovese coffee with a sweet treat all before the kids’ first podcast!

STEAM and FUN combine at DreamCity

STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) have been recognised by all levels of government as the key elements of our jobs of the future.  DreamCity is doing its part to inspire young children with the possibilities of STEAM.

DreamCity a unique concept

The DreamCity concept started with Kajal Pala, a mum, engineer and dreamer.  Now with a team of great minds with experience in education, school care programs and hospitality, the DreamCity team is bringing the concept to life in a 1,000m2 venue at South Wharf in Melbourne, right next door to the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre.  Catering to families and school groups looking for something different to ‘edutain’ their children, why not consider DreamCity for your next outing or excursion.

Teachers’ dream come true

We’ve been trialling DreamCity activities with children and teachers alike and the resounding feedback is….AWESOME! The activities have been designed by educators to hit many STEAM touchpoints for primary-aged children.  Where else can you role-play being a surgeon, practicing laparoscopy in the DreamCity surgery?  Or developing your own podcast program on a class theme in DreamCity’s studio? DreamCity is an ideal excursion venue for schools and kindergartens and will help bring STEAM learning goals to life.  More info on our Schools link…

GENERAL ADMISSION

TICKET PRICES – 2 HOUR SESSIONS

Kids Aged 3 – 13+

$28

Kids aged 5 – 13+ can access all Activities.

Kids aged 3 and 4 years old will participate in an awesome, age-appropriate program.

Kids Aged 0 – 2

$0

 Free for children coming with a full paying sibling.

Kids can only access the Creative Zone.

Adults

$11

At least one parent or guardian must remain in the DreamCity venue.

Tickets are transferable between supervising adults for each individual session should one of you wish to tick off your to-do list at DFO, while the other enjoys a coffee at the DreamCity cafe!

 

 

SCHOOLS

INFORMATION FOR SCHOOLS/KINDERGARTENS

All DreamCity activities have been designed by experienced teachers to inspire children and promote positive experiences in STEAM. We can provide an excursion experience for Pre-School to Year 9 children.

 

The activity pods at DreamCity may include:

• Medical technology and the human body
• Fire awareness and the chemistry of fighting fire
• Aerodynamics and flight simulation
• Engineering and robotics
• Radio and TV production
…and more. (Interactive activities will change periodically.)

We know the best learning experiences occur when our young visitors are fully engaged, active and having fun. DreamCity activities are highly evolved to engage young people – girls and boys, and dial up the fun factor!  

School/Kinder Excursions

(Term Time Only)

• Mon – Fri: Times to suit

Indicative Pricing 

Children: $25 for 5 x 20 minute activities per child. 

Teachers/parents assisting with activities are free.

We can design a session to suit.

School Booking Procedure

Schools should submit a booking request and our DreamCity Education Team will contact you to confirm your booking.

CLICK HERE to submit an enquiry form.

CORPORATES​

Sometimes we just want to be big kids, so talk to us about a corporate function, a wellbeing escape or if you want to discover your inner child.

Plan your visit

Located at DFO South Wharf – right next the the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

DISCOUNTED PARKING

Wilson DFO South Wharf: To receive your DFO parking discount simply collect a validation ticket 

from DreamCity or any DFO store when making a purchase . 

Mon – Sun. ($12/hour. Beyond 4 hours – $48 maximum fee; less 50% discount with validation ticket)

 

Other nearby parking options include:
• local metered street parking

• Melbourne Exhibition Centre (via Normanby Rd)
• Care Park – Munro Street, South Wharf
• Wilson Freeway Parking – via Normanby Rd and Munro St

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

DreamCity is easily accessible by public transport.

Check PTV at ptv.vic.gov.au to plan your journey.

COACHES

Set-down/pick-up passengers – in Convention Centre Place opposite Novotel.