HOT: Jurassic World: The Exhibition, Melbourne Museum, 9 Nicholson St, Carlton

The world premiere of Jurassic World: The Exhibition opens at Melbourne Museum tomorrow Saturday 19 March and from our sneak peek today I can assure you that it’s AMAZING. It’s a walk-through theatrical show combined with educational elements.  The exhibition is based on Universal Pictures’ Jurassic World, one of the biggest blockbusters in cinema history and a movie […]

HOT: Phillip Island Penguin Parade, 1019 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, Phillip Island

If you’re visiting Phillip Island the one must-do attraction is the Penguin Parade. For decades every night little penguins have returned home at sunset to one of the largest penguin colonies in Australia and I remember seeing them as a child myself. Now there’s a way to appreciate this natural wonder without having to cower on […]

The HOT List: Best Cheap Fun in Melbourne with Kids 2015

Having fun with your kids doesn’t have to be expensive! To inspire you to get out and about this coming year, here’s a list of my Top 10 HOT cheap places to play this year (under $20 a head), all of which you can still visit in 2016. Bookmark it, save it, print it and tick […]

HOT: Australian Museum, 1 William St, Sydney

Australian Museum is Australia’s oldest museum, right in the heart of Sydney’s CBD opposite Hyde Park. If you’re in Sydney with young kids, then it’s a must do – mainly because of the excellent Kidspace for under 5s.   Australian Museum is housed inside a 19th century sandstone and to that extent it provides an […]

HOT: Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo and Relaxed Performances at Arts Centre Melbourne, 100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne

Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo is an educational, interactive and fun puppetry performance that takes children and adults on journey of learning about prehistoric creatures. The show tours locally and internationally and was most recently at Arts Centre Melbourne (with more Victorian dates later in the year). We were invited to a special ‘relaxed’ performance of Erth’s […]

Sunshine Children’s Garden – Free Construction Play Event – Saturday 4 July 2015

Sunshine Children’s Garden a free hands-on construction play event that Jo Skladzien (Small Scapes) and I are hosting Saturday 4 July 2015 at Sunshine Plaza Shopping Centre. Sunshine Children’s Garden is inspired by the industrial gardens built for workers of the Sunshine Harvester Works factory in the 1900s. Children aged 3­-12 years are invited to help rebuild […]

HOT: ‘Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family’ at Scienceworks – Giveaway!

Sciencework’s newest is opening next Saturday 23 of May and it’s going to be ‘roar’some! Tyrannosaurs – Meet the Family is a fun, informative and interactive exhibition showcasing how the latest dinosaur discoveries have transformed our view of these fascinating ancient creatures. Check out “Scotty” the Tyrannosaurus rex…. View over 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons and a range of fossil specimens […]

HOT: LEGO Education Learning Centre, Shop 5/439 Docklands Drive, Waterfront City, Docklands

The LEGO Education Learning Centre in Docklands is run by Moore Education, a company that provides schools with LEGO education resources to explore how robotics, mechanisms, renewable energy and creative construction work through hands-on LEGO play. The LEGO Education Centre is only open for school excursions and corporate events during school term but during school […]

HOT: Alice’s Wonderland, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood

Scienceworks newest temporary exhibition Alice’s Wonderland is a fantastical journey through the Lewis Carroll classic ‘Alice’s Adventure in Wonderland’ and it’s a heap of fun! The visit starts down the rabbit hole until you fall through the earth. Lady AB loved this simple tunnel so much she went crawling through it a dozen times and […]

HOT: Deep Oceans, Scienceworks, 2 Booker Street, Spotswood

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 […]

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