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Rain Room 2023

The immersive, Instagram-fave Rain Room returns for another season, offering a rainstorm experience that won't mess up your hair.
By David Allegretti
October 20, 2023
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By David Allegretti
October 20, 2023
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Strap in, Melbourne: it's time to finally control the weather. That's right, Rain Room is back in town for its third season.

The installation is a former resident of world famous art spaces including New York's MoMA and The Barbican in London, and the ever-raining-but-you-never-get-wet experience is not to be missed. It's basically a dark, rainy room you can stroll through without needing that umbrella you always leave behind at bars.

Housed in the Jackalope Pavilion in St Kilda, Rain Room covers a 100-square-metre space, and merges art, technology and nature into a single immersive experience. As you move, so does the rain. How neat? The whole experience isn't just a stroll in the rain; it's designed to make us reflect on our relationship with nature and the environment.

Rain Room Melbourne

Thinking of diving in? The Rain Room runs from Wednesday, November 1, 2023–Sunday, March 31, 2024. It's open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am till late, with specific child-friendly slots in the mornings (10am–11.30am) and afternoons (3pm–4pm) for little rain dancers.

Adult tickets go for $29, kids and concessions at $19, and families at $89. If you're after a fun group adventure, a cute date, or some introspective solo time, this is the spot. Go on, enjoy yourself, go make it rain.

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