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  • IMAX Melbourne Museum Melbourne Museum Precinct, Rathdowne St Carlton, VIC, 3053 Australia (map)

10.00am – 11.00am | Saturday 26 October | IMAX Melbourne Museum

“An ideal pick for nature lovers and budding environmentalists, this documentary is a tribute to the magical pull of nature right outside our homes and communities.” – Common Sense Media

Children can enjoy this magical 3D film, and can also learn about our local wildlife, as wildlife educator Mike Alexander introduces this session with the help of a special furry friend!


Susan Todd & Andrew Young | United States | 2018 | 42 minutes

Australian Premiere

Winner Best Children’s Film – International Wildlife Film Festival 2019

Children will watch in wonder, as creatures commonly found in backyards come to life in 3D magic via the family film, Backyard Wilderness.

From the eyes of the creatures themselves, this beautiful film captures the seasonal changes experienced in nests, forest floors and ponds over the course of a year.

Children will be inspired to follow the path of the film’s young character, Katie, switching off the iPad and exploring the natural environment – starting with our own backyards, forests or parks.

This film also very delicately explores the life and death of wildlife in the natural environment, showing the relationship between different species sharing the same habitat.

This film is suitable for children of primary school age.

Adult $18 adults | Concession $15 | Children $12 (Family packages available) + booking fee

Note: All children must be accompanied by an adult



Hear from wildlife educator Mike Alexander from Black Snake Productions as he introduces this session with a very special furry friend, and shares information about local wildlife!

Note: Enjoy discounted access to Melbourne Museum after this screening.

Children attending this screening gain free entry to the Melbourne Museum, while adult entry to the Melbourne Museum is just $7.50 with the purchase of this IMAX ticket. Simply present or purchase your tickets for this screening at the IMAX box office to access this Museum offer. 

This special EFFA Kids screening is made possible thanks to the support of IMAX Melbourne, home of the world’s largest screen.

Thanks to all EFFA 2019 partners for their generous supporting in making this year’s festival possible, including major partner, Bank Australia, government partner, City of Darebin, and supporting partner Monash University.

Earlier Event: October 25
Later Event: October 26