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Four events for kids of the future

What will the Melbourne of the future look like? This intriguing question will be explored at Melbourne Knowledge Week, a seven-day interactive showcase of innovators, creators and problem solvers. And it’s not exclusive to adults – here are four affordable events especially for ‘future kids’.


Future Hospital: uCare
An immersive theatre experience that turns audience members into remote-control doctors? This is the basis of Future Hospital: uCare which asks: what role will humans play in future medicine? Run by play-making studio PlayReactive, activities include futurist hospital tours, 3D printing, trying out wearable medical devices and discussions about robot pills and medical drones. Want to know more? Make sure you register for this free session on Saturday 12 May.

A child standing by a hospital bed wearing virtual reality goggles

Explore the future of medicine at Future Hospital: uCare

Ecocity Storytelling Night V
Hosted by Ben McMenamin, Ecocity Storytelling Night V invites local change-makers to share their inspiring visions of how to make Melbourne a more sustainable place to live. Along the way, discover the weird, whimsical and wonderful facts of the world. Friday 11 May at Meat Market.

Under $20

Bring the kids to ArtPlay for Shapeshifters, a fun interactive experience that combines digital arts, visual arts and dance. Run by a collective of artists whose practice spans choreography, sculpture, film and interactive art, participants will explore motion-tracking technology, sculpture and real-time animation. Sunday 13 May.

A silhouette of a child dressed like a monster set against a background of a forest

Shapeshifters is a fun interactive experience that combines digital arts, visual arts and dance

New Kids On The Blockchain
New Kids on the Blockchain is an entry-level workshop that invites young women (16 years +) to learn about the potential and pitfalls of blockchain technology. The workshop will be hosted by technology educator Susan Dart. Saturday 12 May.