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

deep oceans scienceworks

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.

deep oceans scienceworks

deep oceans scienceworks

Deep Oceans comes to Melbourne via Canberra’s Australian Museum and Questacon and the Melbourne stop includes my favourite part of the exhibition  – a virtual dome aquarium.

 

deep oceans scienceworks

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 scienceworks

 

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.

deep oceans scienceworks

deep oceans scienceworks

Baby 2.0 saw this huge angler fish model and shouted ‘fish! roar!’.

deep oceans scienceworks

For younger kids there is also an Octonauts trail where kids can follow eight Octonauts characters on a special adventure through the exhibition.

deep oceans scienceworks

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

Deep Oceans is showing at Scienceworks until Sunday 12 April 2015. Catch it (pun intended) while you can!

Deep OceansScienceworks, 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.

 

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts loves to blog about ways in which families can have more fun together!

She's a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur who combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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