High-TechFun

EDUCATE ENTERTAIN INSPIRE

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

We look forward to opening again for 
casual visits, parties and school excursions,
as soon as it is safe to do so.

BOOK A SCHOOL EXCURSION

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 6 to 13+ will have an awesomely fun time and be inspired by the possibilities!

 

Kids aged 3 to 5 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 6 -13 years can test a bunch of inspiring careers using the very latest high-tech equipment.

Kids aged 3 -5 years 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+.

Book Now

Securely book and buy tickets online now

DreamCity a hit with families!

After opening in late December 2019, the first 4 weeks saw close to 8,000 visitors to DreamCity.  Parents have been raving about the experience too with 5/5 rating in Facebook and 4.9 in Google Reviews. "Wow the kids had an amazing couple of hours with some amazing educators. Such a fun, hands on experience suitable for all ages. My three kids aged 5, 8 and 11 had the chance to learn about and try their hands at being surgeons, pilots, radio host, fireman, electrical technicians and virtual reality. Incredibly fun and informative staff.  Also great soft serve ice cream to top off our great day! I recommend this place for children of all ages! Oh and fun for the adults too, 'best day ever' my kids said."  Kelly Cowlishaw, Facebook, 28 February 2020.

Real and relevant School Excursion experience

DreamCity is your ideal excursion destination.  For teachers looking to make learning real, relevant and relatable, then you can't do much better than a visit to DreamCity.  Each high-tech career activity is very authentic - for example the DreamCity surgery is kitted out with laparoscopy equipment that surgeons train on.  Students are in control of their learning, in fact they are in control of DreamCity!  It's built on the premise of engagement through hands-on immersion in real-life careers.  Enquire about a School Excursion now.

7s Sunrise at DreamCity

What a blast!  Sam Mac, Sunrise's weather man, dropped into DreamCity on 26 Feb to see what all the hype is about.  Students from Bentleigh West and Middle Park Primary Schools starred in a series of fun, live crosses that highlighted the STEAM learning opportunities at DreamCity.  Check out the video highlights.

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.

GENERAL ADMISSION

Ticket Prices – 2 Hour Sessions

Kids Aged 6 - 13+     $28

Expect to complete around 6 of our 9 hi-tech activities in a 2-hour session. Kids will be in groups of 12, with friends wherever possible.  All children will get to experience our Virtual Reality and Flight School activities.

Kids Aged 3 - 5     $28

Kids will typically be grouped with other children of the same age.

These sessions are designed for parents and 3-5 year olds’ to enjoy together.

Parents and children can enjoy a raft of activities including flight school, firefighting, electrical engineering, robotics, neonatal nursery and creative zone.

Parents will be required to assist their children with the activities to enhance the experience.*

(*If parents are assisting but also have a younger child with them, we ask that you refrain from entering the activities with children under 3 years of age).

Kids Aged 0 - 2     $0

Free for children coming with a full paying sibling.

Kids can only access the Creative Zone.

Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.

Adults     $11

We do need one parent or guardian to stay with your children at all times. You will get to sample some of the technology and fun in our Parent Play Zone.

Fancy some shopping at DFO? For your convenience, the DreamCity adult entry ticket is transferable between parents/guardians within the 2-hour session to allow shopping time, while the other adult supervises within the DreamCity venue….Happy Days!

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!

For enquiries, complete the Request Booking form below or call 03 9957 5912

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 Holiday Programs/Groups

We have a dedicated school holiday program team to help. Indicative pricing is $28 per child for a 2 hour session.

Kids will not only have an awesomely fun time, they will learn stuff too (without even knowing it!). Your parents will love this!

You can bring any number of children up to 168 into our venue for a 2-hour session.

Sessions run:

·       10am to 12 noon (168 max capacity)
·       12:20pm to 2:20pm (168 max capacity)
·       2:40pm to 4:40pm (168 max capacity)

For enquiries, complete the Request Booking form below or call 03 9957 5912

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.

or call us on +61 3 9957 5912

DC-ED

Teachers can subscribe to DreamCity Ed (DC-ED) to receive a range of benefits.

PARTIES

Enjoy everything DreamCity has to offer and celebrate a special day on a party table with catering provided by DC Cafe. 

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

DreamCity
Level 1, Shop 114/115
DFO South Wharf
20 Convention Centre Place
South Wharf

 

Located at DFO South Wharf – near Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
T: 03. 9957 5912  E: info@dreamcity.com.au

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.

DreamCity closes temporarily

At DreamCity, we remain committed to the health and wellbeing of the public and our staff.  Given the current expert advice from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), we have made the decision to close temporarily, effective immediately. This decision has been taken in the interests of visitors, our staff, and the broader community. 

DreamCity will continue to follow the advice from the DHHS and will monitor daily developments. We thank you for your support and understanding. 

Patrons with existing bookings will be contacted regarding next steps. DreamCity was created as a place for children to learn and be inspired, to look to the future, to be in awe of the possibilities. This is something we will continue to do. May we all look to the future together. May we focus on the inspiring acts of kindness and grace in our community. May we look for the helpers, always.  

We look forward to welcoming you back to our high-tech career activities soon and offer our best wishes during this challenging time.