Melbourne Museum has been at it’s current site for 10 years and if you haven’t been there for a while, nag Mum, Dad, Nanna, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunty or Uncle until someone takes you…it’s fabulous!
I highly recommend the Dinosaur Walk where you can see the bones of huge dinosaurs and if you look through the special binoculars you can hear the soundscape and see what the might have looked like with skin and fur.
To the right of the dinosaurs is the Dynamic Earth exhibition which contains an amazing collection of rocks and minerals that the museum has been gathering for many, many years. Huge amethyst crystals and parts of the Cranbourne meteor are there as well as a heap of other fantastic specimens. You can touch some of the specimens and there is also a 3D movie to watch.
Past these two is the Evolution Gallery which houses examples of animals from all over the world. On the wall there is a quote from Albert Einstein that says: Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. I really beileve this to be true so have a good look!
There are interactive information boards that you can touch and they will bring up information about the animal you have selected (really cool!) See if you can find the lorus (it’s my favourite) 🙂
Of course there is Bug’s Life, Darwin to DNA, the Forest Gallery and a hole swag of other fantastic things to see.
In the Melbourne Story Phar Lap is there with his skeleton along with a host of fascinating stuff from Melbourne’s early days including a wonderful replica of a tram.
If you get a chance, go and see the Titanic Exhibition, it is there until November 7 and is well worth it.
There are replicas of the Grand Staircase and what the hallways to the cabins would have looked like as well as a lot of the artifacts they have salvaged from the ocean floor.
When you go in, you are given a passenger ticket with one of the real passengers details on it and at the end you get to check the wall chart to see if you were lucky enough to be rescued.