Scienceworks have just opened a new temporary exhibition Deep Oceans, sildenafil a sea-themed exhibition with models and displays of strange and rarely seen deep sea creatures. We were invited to a preview.
The exhibition is quite information heavy and will probably take at least an hour to absorb all the explanations. There are also several hands-on and interactive experiences, sale model displays and real specimens.
Dr Julian Finn from Museum Victoria has taken footage of Port Phillip Bay using a fish-eye lens underwater camera and you can meet frolicking seals, brightly hued fish and a mass migration of spider crabs. It’s quite a stunning glimpse of our own underwater backyard and it’s hard to believe that some of the footage was taken very close to shore.
Deep Oceans is recommended for ages 5 and up. Baby 2.0’s limited vocabulary luckily includes the word ‘fish’ so we spent a lot of the time careering from display to display while he shouted ‘fish! fish! fish!’ in mounting excitement.
Baby 2.0 saw this huge angler fish model and shouted ‘fish! roar!’.
For younger kids there is also an Octonauts trail where kids can follow eight Octonauts characters on a special adventure through the exhibition.
There is also a small play area with a yellow submarine climbing frame, ride-on sea animals and a video of the Octonauts.
Deep Oceans, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood
Saturday 25 October 2014 – Sunday 12 April 2015
Daily 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM,
$6 adult, $5 concessions and $4.50 children, plus museum entry. MV Members receive discounted entry.