Open House Melbourne 2018
28 Jul 10:00 am - 28 Jul 3:30 pm

Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences , 399 Royal Parade, Melbourne

The CBNS will once again open its doors to the public at the 2018 Open House Melbourne event.


Discover the history behind one of Melbourne’s oldest education and research establishments, which began its journey in 1881 as the Victorian College of Pharmacy. Now a key landmark in Melbourne’s thriving medical research precinct, Monash University’s Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (FPPS), is a world leader in pharmacy education and research. Your tour will take in key historical features of our four buildings. See one of Australia’s largest murals, medical treatments used by Sir Ernest Edward “Weary” Dunlop during World War II, and cutting-edge classrooms for pharmacy education. As the home of Monash Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (MIPS) and our Centre, you will also view a series of world-class pharmaceutical research laboratories and technology platforms for screening and developing better drugs for tomorrow.

Highlight number 1 of the tour is the immersive virtual reality experience of science: A “Journey Inside a Human Cell” – a collaboration between Australian scientists and 3D animation experts to educate students and patients about biological processes and diseases. Highlight number 2 is the robot automated drug screen/imaging facility where participants experience augmented reality and 3D printing for medical sciences.


Booking: Registration opens 13 July 2018, 8:30 am

Costs: $5

Tour Duration: 60 minutes per tour

Tour Options: 10am / 10.40am / 11.20am / 12.00pm / 1.30pm / 2.10pm / 2.50pm / 3.30pm

Meeting point: Building 404 – Main Entrance next to Primary Café