Holiday activities

School holiday activities

Take a look at our list of winter holiday activities, which took place from July 2-6! The National Sports Museum, located inside Gate 3 at the ‘G, is a must visit for sporting fans of all ages.

In addition to interactive zones, iconic sporting artefacts and 3D holograms, take a look at the extra activities that were planned for the winter school holidays.


My match day at the MCG

Kids will have the opportunity to step into the shoes of an AFL and AFLW footballer as they experience the real-life match day experience of a player at the ‘G.

Players will be on hand to share their stories and offer insights into the routines and activities that take place before, during and after a game – from the player change rooms during warm up to the tense times spent in the thick of the action.

Sessions will depart from the inside of Gate 3 and run for one hour each day from July 2-6.

Monday July 2 – Sold out! Levi Casboult (Carlton FC) and Sam Frost (Melbourne FC)
Tuesday July 3 – Sold out! Callum Moore (Richmond FC) and Chloe Molloy (Collingwood FC)
Wednesday July 4 – Sold out! Jack Crisp and Brody Mihocek (Collingwood FC)
Thursday July 5 – Sold out!
Friday July 6 – 10.30am and 12pm: Paul Ahern, Will Walker and Kaitlyn Ashmore (North Melbourne FC)

Pre-purchase your tickets via Ticketek and see our helpful guide below.

Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult for this one-hour experience. An additional cost of $10 per person (all participating children and all accompanying adults) is required for this experience as part of a visit to the museum.

Player appearances are subject to change at short notice. In the event this occurs, replacements will be sought for any session affected.

Experience Lab

Sport and digital technology are set to collide in the National Sports Museum’s Experience Lab, an exciting new interactive gallery inside Gate 3 of the MCG.

Designed for visitors to test, play and react to, there are seven high-tech installations including concussion trackers, cricket pitch projections,  eye-tracking foosball, screen-based archery and more that will change the way visitors see and interact with sport.

The Experience Lab will be open from June 16 through to the end of the winter school holidays.

Footy card fever

Find that card you’ve been looking for to complete your 2018 AFL Footy Cards set. The crew from TeamZone will be on hand to host a footy card swap meet on Monday July 2, Wednesday July 4 and Friday July 6 from 11.30am-2.30pm inside the museum!

Kids will also have the chance to redeem their very own personalised footy card.

Caricatures with Paul Harvey

Join in the fun of having your caricature drawn by one of Australia’s leading cartoonists, Paul Harvey. Paul will be visiting on Tuesday July 3 and Thursday July 5 from 12pm-2pm.

Get active in Game On!

In Game On! kids can test their goal-kicking skills against AFL players, run out the batsman on a virtual cricket pitch or test their reaction times against elite athletes.

With sporting activities ranging from archery to netball, the interactive gallery is the perfect place for kids to throw, shoot, ride, race and run to their heart’s content!

MCG Tour

Visitors can top off their day with a special tour around the mighty MCG, exploring otherwise off limits areas of the stadium and hearing unique stories from the ground’s amazing history.

Purchase your tickets in advance

Secure your child’s place in My Match Day now, by pre-purchasing your ticket to the National Sports Museum (and MCG tour if you’d like), and selecting the match day experience in the check out process. For further information and enquiries, please download our guide on how to purchase My Match Day tickets.

How to purchase your tickets via Ticketek:
1. Select your chosen date
2. Select ticket type (NSM or NSMMCG) and number of visitors
3. Go to payment, and sign into Ticketek account
4. Add the My Match Day at the ‘G option (for each child and adult in attendance) to your cart
5. Check out!