Dinosaurs take over Melbourne Museum these school holidays!


Dinosaurs take over Melbourne Museum these school holidays!

Dinosaurs take over Melbourne Museum these school holidays!

Stomp into Melbourne Museum's latest exhibition, Dinosaur Walk, and uncover the prehistoric world of dinosaurs in the school holiday program from 4 to 19 April 2009.

Experience the age of reptiles and get ready to walk among, around and even above the Museum's collection of dinosaur skeletons in Dinosaur Walk. Come face-to-face with Amargasaurus and Protoceratop, as well as Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying animal of all time.

Dinosaur fans can touch displays of dinosaur teeth, bones and fossilised poo and discover how dinosaurs moved, what they ate and how they survived in their changing environments. Animations created especially for Dinosaur Walk will allow kids to see these prehistoric animals come to life before their very eyes.

Holiday activities at Melbourne Museum include:

Make a Mask
Make your own Styracosaurus mask - and discover the world of armoured and frilled dinosaurs.
Time: 11am to 3pm

Croc Blocks
Watch as 40 million year old fossils are expertly excavated. Be the first to see crocodile and turtle fossils as they come out of the rocks.
Time: 11.30am to 2.30pm

Age of Reptiles
Explore the wonderful world of reptiles with Melbourne Museum's Live Exhibits team. Get up close and personal with live reptiles and discover what these amazing animals can tell us about the lives of dinosaurs!
Time: 1.15am, 2.15pm

Dinosaur Draw
Be guided by professional illustrators to learn the art of drawing dinosaurs and create your own dinosaur comic strip. All ages and skill levels welcome.
Time: 12.15pm, 1.15pm

Dig it Up!
What can fossils tell us about dinosaurs? Dig up the answer in our special dinosaur dig in the Children's Gallery.
Time: Daily

Roaming Dinosaurs
Do-you-think-he-saw-us? Look out for the dinosaur puppets that will roam the galleries of the Melbourne Museum. Beware - who knows when they will be right behind you!
Time: Daily

Melbourne Museum
Nicholson Street, Carlton.
Open daily 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Admission: Adult $8, children and concession FREE.
For further details phone 13 11 02 or visit www.museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum




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