|This is a Product Talk by Nuffnang which means that I was given complimentary passes to the Melbourne Museum in exchange for an unbiased review.|
Yesterday I found out that I weigh as much as a freshwater crocodile. Comforting? Not so much. But fun? Indeed!
We were lucky enough to score some free passes to attend Melbourne Museum as part of their school holiday program which included watching a performance of Tiddalik the Thirsty Frog.
I was a little concerned that Jaxon would be bored with the performance, but he giggled and participated throughout the entire 20 min performance. And my husband and I walked out of there with grins on our faces - enjoying just as much as our 6 year old. The two Aboriginal performers were engaging, funny and highly entertaining as they narrated, danced and joked their way through the family-friendly story.
Unfortunately, Tiddalik the Thirsty Frog is only running until this Tuesday the 31st of January, so if it's something you think the kids will be interested in, I recommend scooting along to check it out before it wraps up.
After Tiddalik, it was time for a bite to eat. Being pregnant I was wary of whether the museum cafe would have some safe and friendly options for me (not being able to eat pre-prepared fruit salad, sushi, salads and deli meats). I was sure my options would be limited to one or two unsavoury menu items. But I was wrong.
As tempting as the cake display looked, I opted for a spinach and ricotta pastry which was delicious. Jaxon was satisfied with a dinosaur kids pack which contained a vegemite and cheese sandwich, pop-top fruit juice, sultanas and caramello koala. And the husband? Well he went for a meat pie. Perfect! Lunch sorted. Onto the rest of the museum.
Where to start? There's so much to see! With my baby-brain (read: lack of common sense), I let the husband take charge and he suggested with start down one end, and make our way through all the galleries on that level before proceeding onto the next. That made sense.
|penguins floating through the foyer|
|tiny fish surrounding a large fish|
|Jaxon spying some birdies in the Forest Gallery|
|wouldn't you love to have a pet dino?|
|just like a crystal pom pom!|
|this crystal formation looks like it's out of a sci-fi flick|
|the chimney reconstructed in the rainforest following Black Saturday |
stands as a symbol of the devastation bushfire can cause
|up close and personal with a room full of amazing animals|
|you wouldn't get to see this gorgeous creature up close in real life|
|the boys wishing we could ride a tram like this one!|
|colourful tapestry adorning he museum walls|
|enchanting illustrations in Cole's Funny Picture Book|
|goofing around in a pyramid of mirrors (Children's Gallery)|
|more amazing tapestry|
|couldn't resist this 'typewriters through the ages' installation|
|just one more colourful tapestry|
So if you haven't been to Melbourne Museum before, or haven't visited in a while, I highly recommend that you re-acquaint yourself with all that it has to offer. It really is a great day out for the whole family. And adult tickets are only $10 PLUS kids are FREE!
Now listen up my lovelies. I have one FREE Melbourne Museum adult pass to give away. And remember, kids are free so it means that you can take yourself and the kids along for zilch (parking and food not included)! The pass is valid until 30 June 2012, so you'll have plenty of time to take advantage on a weekend or even the next school holidays.
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