School holiday activities
From footy finals to WWE wrestling, sporting excitement is well and truly in the air at the MCG this spring.
There’s no better way to get amongst the buzz than with a visit to the National Sports Museum. Located inside Gate 3 of the ‘G and filled with interactive zones, priceless sporting artefacts and 3D holograms and offering a range of special activities, it’s sure to be a hit with the whole family these school holidays.
Create your wrestling identity in Wrestling Superstars! (Mon 1-Thur 4 Oct, 12-3pm)
In the lead up to WWE Super Showdown taking over the MCG, kids will have the chance to let their imaginations run wild as they create their very own wrestling superstar. From a catchy name and signature move to costume design, the sky is the limit! Run by ‘KrackerJak’, a well-known figure on the Australian wrestling circuit, kids will also be able to see their characters come to life with renowned Australian cartoonist Paul Harvey on hand to sketch up their creations.
Play and explore in the interactive Experience Lab (open now until end of holidays)
Sport and digital technology collide in the Experience Lab, an exciting new interactive inside the NSM. Visitors are encouraged to play with, react to and give feedback on new high-tech installations.
From refining aim with an archery interactive, to challenging concentration with an eye-tracking game of foosball, the Experience Lab will change the way kids see and interact with sport.
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!
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.
Please note, MCG Tours won’t be running from Saturday September 29 until Tuesday October 8 due to the WWE event preparations.