High-TechFun

EDUCATE ENTERTAIN INSPIRE

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

We are Melbourne’s newest edutainment destination for pre-school and primary school-aged children. DreamCity is an amazing world where science, technology, engineering, 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, primary-aged children will have an awesomely fun time and be inspired by the possibilities!

Pre-schoolers won’t miss out either with a dedicated weekday program.

ALL NEW!
OPENING 15 DECEMBER

DFO South Wharf,  Melbourne

ACTIVITIES

Primary-aged kids can test a bunch of inspiring careers using the very latest high-tech equipment. Suitable for kids aged 5-13.
Pre-school aged kids can visit mid-week during school term time and do our specific DreamCity pre-schoolers program.  Includes: robotics, flight school, neonatal nursery, firefighter and dream zone. 
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VIDEO
PRODUCER

YOU MIGHT FIND YOUR CALLING IN THE DREAMCITY PRODUCTION STUDIOS.
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ROBOTICS

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

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AVAILABLE TO PRE-SCHOOLERS

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PILOT

FLY YOUR OWN VIRTUAL AIRCRAFT IN OUR FLIGHT SIMULATORS. USE OUR WIND-TUNNEL TO DEMONSTRATE THE FORCES AT WORK.
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AVAILABLE TO PRE-SCHOOLERS

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VR

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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AVAILABLE TO PRE-SCHOOLERS

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SURGEON

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

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

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AVAILABLE TO PRE-SCHOOLERS

DREAM ZONE

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

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AVAILABLE TO PRE-SCHOOLERS

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PODCASTER

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

*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.

SCHOOLS

Information for Schools/Kindergartens

All DreamCity activities have been designed by experienced teachers to inspire children and promote positive experiences in STEAM.

 

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! 

A full range of the current learning experiences are available on the BOOK NOW page. Simply choose a 2-hour experience with the modules to suit your needs or talk to us about how we can design a bespoke program to suit your students’ needs.

School Booking Procedure

Select a date that you would like your school group to attend and complete the remaining booking details, then click SUBMIT.

Our DreamCity education staff will contact you to confirm your booking.

Book Now

Securely book and buy tickets online now

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…

AGE-GROUP SESSION TIMES

To ensure all kids have the most fun in their learning experience we have different session times and days for different age groups. 

 

PRIMARY-AGED CHILD SESSIONS – Weekends and holidays only

PRE-SCHOOL KID SESSIONS – Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) 

SCHOOL EXCURSIONS  SESSIONS  – Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) 

PRE-SCHOOL EXCURSIONS  – Monday to Friday (excluding holidays) 

PREP - YEAR 3  

 

2 hour sessions

• Morning: 9am – 11am

• Afternoon: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only

Pricing

Kids: $28, Parents: $11

Please note: In your 2-hour session at DreamCity you will not get to experience all of our activities. 

What a great reason to come back another day!

YEAR 4 - YEAR 7

 

2 hour sessions

• Morning: 11:15am – 1:15pm

• Afternoon: 3:45pm – 5:45pm

Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays only

 

Pricing

Kids: $28, Parents: $11

Please note: In your 2-hour session at DreamCity you will not get to experience all of our activities. 

What a great reason to come back another day!

Pre-Schoolers & Parents

Monday to Friday (excluding holidays)

1 hour sessions run between 9am and 12 noon.

Pricing

3-5 yo: $18  Parents: $11

(+1 free coffee)

Additions

+1 hour: $10

 

 

These sessions are for parents and pre-schoolers to enjoy together. Parents must stay with their child at all times to enhance their child’s experience. There are loads of creative, fun and educational activities for children and parents to explore together.

Midweek mornings only. Excludes school holidays. Includes age appropriate activities only.

SCHOOL/KINDER EXCURSIONS

 

• Mon – Fri: Times to suit

Pricing 

Children: $25 for 4 x 30 minute activities per child. 

Teachers/parents assisting with activities are free.

 

 

Our activities are designed by leading teachers to smash your STEAM education goals. Schools should submit a booking request and DreamCity staff will contact you to confirm your booking.

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.