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Australian Centre for the Moving Image

Flinders Street | Federation Square, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
(03) 8663 2583
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Ranked #15 of 190 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Art Museums
Owner description: Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer... more » Owner description: Gallery featuring innovative contemporary and historic Australian screen-based art through interactive exhibits, large-scale projections, computer animations and digital media. « less
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Oslo, Norway
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We went to the Dreamworks exhibition as a family (2 adults + 2 yo + 6 yo), and had a good time. We had a good time, but I must agree with some of the other reviewers that it might be difficult to get the children into it and interested. The dragon movie was excellent, and we all enjoyed the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We loved the general exhibits of TV and screen memorabilia but the Dreamworks Exhibition was brilliant. So much detail and I now want to see more of their films.

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Took our 6yo and 8yo to this exhibition. They were initially excited to see some of their favourite animated characters at the exhibit, but they then got bored pretty quickly. It just wasn't "hands on" or interactive enough to keep them interested. I kept looking for stuff for them to do, and tried to explain the complexity and work that... More

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Toowoomba
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

We were a bit disappointed in this exhibition as we figured it would be more 'hands on' for children. Probably aimed more for adults and we felt it just wasn't worth the money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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54 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The exhibition on cartoon/film animation that is on at the moment was expensive and well above most children's heads. It would be interesting if you were involved in the industry but the kids were bored. However, on the ground floor underneath there is a great free space with lots of hands on stuff that kept our children happily engaged for... More

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Woombye, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Advertised for the kids but was really busy and my 4 and 6 year old didn't really get into it. Too many people and not enough stuff for them to do - no hands on stuff. Why do the shows come with overpriced rubbish in the gift shop to attract them on the way out??? Leave that to the theme... More

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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24 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

This is an amazing museum and I loved seeing what was on show but its value for me was how much my husband enjoyed it. I could go off looking at galleries and go shopping whilst he kept his cool in the ACMI. Everyone was happy. Great little restaurant there too so we could meet up for lunch or coffee.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

This was really good for kids and adults. Some of the holographic stuff was surprising - there was a table in front of me with books and stuff on it and and pages in a book turned over by themselves. I swear it looked like magic (obviously some sort of camera overhead). Oh, and there was a terrific surround-me movie... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

where do i start? never experienced anything quite like this before! it is absolutely amazing. So many interactive displays forget about just walking around looking at stuff, this place is all hands on and so much fun! the history of computers and gaming consoles was close to heart for me, saw my first computer in working order displayed here, (made... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Finding free activities is always a plus. I walked in expecting to be bored (all arty and stuff) but the exhibit was about the evolution of video, sound and games. Was fun to look at lots of movies (and the best of australian ads!) but my favorite was the hands on part. We got to ply with touch screens, make... More

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