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Splashing good school holiday fun at Melbourne Museum

Parents will be able to teach their kids about the importance of saving water when they visit the ‘Shower Superstars’ activity hub at Melbourne Museum these school holidays.

City West Water has joined with Yarra Valley Water, South East Water and Melbourne Water to run the activity hub from April 6 to 22.

Primary school and kindergarten children will take part in fun activities to start the conversation early about water’s vital role in our community and why everyone, including kids, need to save water.

City West Water General Manager Customers and Community, Fran Duiker, said that ‘Shower Superstars’ would be fun, while also delivering a more serious message.

‘The “Shower Superstars” activity will teach kids about why conserving water is so important, especially in the shower, which accounts for 32 per cent of household water-use.

‘If every Melburnian reduced their shower time by just one minute, everyone could save up to 14 litres of water a day – that’s over 550 buckets a year each,’ Ms Duiker said.

‘So get ready to help spread the word about water conservation by making it fun, taking some colourful photos, and sharing them on social media with the #SingnSave hashtag.’

Children and parents who visit the ‘Shower Superstars’ activity hub can take part in:

  • mock shower, set up like a photo booth, where children can sing karaoke to a four-minute song to encourage them to have shorter showers. Oversized props like shower caps and rubber ducks will add to the fun.
  • a craft activity where children can make a sticker tile then decorate the museum foyer with one part and take home the other.

Staff will be there to assist in all activities and to help answer any water-saving questions.

The ‘Shower Superstars’ activity hub will run from April 6 to 22, 11am to 3pm and is included in the ticket price for entry into the museum. A competition will also run on our Facebook page from April 3 to 7 to win one of 12 free museum passes.

For more tips on how to save water, visit