Jaws, Claws and Big Roars
Tien meets the Dinosaurs
I love school holiday programs! Although my grandson, Tien, won't start school for a while yet, we enjoy all the available activities for kids.
Both of us are fans of Scienceworks, with the themed exhibitions, interactive scientific displays and all the hands-on activities.
Off we went to explore the Dinosaur exhibition at Scienceworks and I'm not sure which one of us enjoyed our day out more,
Science works is part of the Melbourne Museum
Scienceworks is an adjunct of The Melbourne Museum, and it's designed specifically for kids to dothings. This old industrial complex is home to -
The Planetarium - Absolutely stunning images of outer space with awesome special effects.
The Lightning Room - We discover.how lightning is formed and what happens when it strikes. (Electrifying).
Sportsworks - Hands-on and body-in experiences, the ultimate sporting challenge.
House Secrets -The science behind all familiar things in our home, the food we eat, the appliances we use. (I must scrub my sink!).
Nitty Gritty Super City - Where 3- to 8 year olds create in the construction zone, record their own weather report, steer a ship, explore a recycling factory and much more.
Getting there by Train
Getting to Scienceworks is easy by train. I'm only a five minute walk from the station and the journey into the city doesn't take much longer than that.
From Southern Cross Station we took the Werribee line to Spotswood, crossing over the Maribynong to reach the industrial area of Melbourne.
Tien (little TeeTee) was excited just to wait for the train!
We saw a wonderful performance
A free show is running at various times throughout the day in the ampitheatre.
The performers were just wonderful, corny gags, a bit of buffoonery, with the children participating in the act and learning about dinosaurs at the same time.
Tee Tee enjoyed it so much his little hands became quite red from clapping so much and so strenuously.
Highlights of a Day at ScienceworksClick thumbnail to view full-size
Scienceworks is well worth the visit!
Do yourself a favour and take the kids along to Scienceworks. It's Open daily 10am - 4:30pm, except for Good Friday and Christmas Day.
Entry Fees : Adult $10, The entry is free for concession card holders and children up to 16 years.
During the Spring holidays at Scienceworks you can explore how your brain creates your reality. Suspend your disbelief in a free live show, make your own visual illusion, and conduct experiments that investigate how we make sense of the world!
I advise you to eat before you go, fill the kids up and have a bite yourself. The cafe is far too expensive. Bring your own lunch!
How about you?
Have you ever been to a Museum which caters to Children as well as Adults??
All Images, unless otherwise specified, are by Susanna Duffy :
All comments are greatly appreciated. You don't have to be a dinosaur to leave yours
© 2011 Susanna Duffy