The museum opens from 10 to 5 everyday and the entrance fee is $AU 10 per person. It is located at the corner of Nicholson St (or Rathdowne St) and Victoria St. You can get there by free City Circle Tram or by free Melbourne Visitor Shuttle.
The Lower level houses the Discovery Centre, the Museum Theatre, IMAX Theatre and the Afghanistan Hidden Treasures (opening March 22, 2013). On the Ground level, you might easily spend up to 3 hours, only to visit the Science and Life Gallery, the Forest Gallery and the First Peoples Gallery. On this same level, there are also the smaller Children's Gallery, Evolution Gallery and Millary Garden. The Upper level houses the Mind and Body Gallery and the Melbourne Gallery. All Galleries are interesting and worth visiting, particularly when children can see multiple dinosaurs exhibits in the Science and Life Gallery. A must for visitors.