The Touring Hall at Melbourne Museum has been completely transformed, in a visually stunning collaboration between Weta Workshop (the creative forces behind The Lord of the Rings) and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa - Bug Lab is an amazing interactive display. You can get up close with some of the world's smallest creatures but in giant ridiculously life like form. In the six immersive zones you will follow the story of six different bugs, experiencing these creepy crawly's like never before. The bees are out of this world and the dragon flies - well this is Mamma's favourite! Expect to see large-scale models, interactive Lab Tables, hands on activities, challenges to test your skills against the insects and so much more. Plus we can learn about how our little friends are inspiring technology in our human world.
Once you have been inspired at Bug Lab, be sure to explore more of what the Museum has on offer including the IMAX screening of the 3D documentary Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters (we look forward to this) and then to move on to the permanent exhibition Bugs Alive!where you can see the real thing. Tickets are on sale NOW.
Mamma's special mention: The experiences is incredible - nothing like we have ever seen before. The lighting, the sounds and the visuals - like being in a movie set. In fact you can see our video of the displays here. There were some sections which the three year olds were a little fearful so be mindful when entering the bug spaces. The bugs are BIG.
the nitty gritty
23 June - 15 October 2017
Child (3 - 16 years) $14
Family (2 adults and 2 children OR 1 adult and 3 children) $70
Child under 3 years FREE
Ticket includes admission to Bug Lab and Melbourne Museum
IMAX additional $10 per person
To book and find out more, click here
Melbourne Museum, Nicholson Street