Australian Museum

Continuing on the trend trend of visiting museums with children, the Australian Museum was on the list. If you'd like to read about our experience at the Powerhouse Museum, see the post here. The Australian Museum was established back in 1827 and is Australia's first museums. The museum has many exhibits from natural history to Wild Planet exhibit to a dinosaur exhibit. 

The museum is open year-round, except on Christmas Day, from 9:30am until 5pm. Adults are $15, with children under 16 and when accompanied by an adult are free. For an extra fee, you can gain admission into one of their special exhibits. Going on currently is Spiders - Alive and Deadly and will end on July 16th.

There is an area, Kidspace, that children 5 years and younger can visit and play with their parents or caregiver that is enclosed with different areas for them to explore. They offer a Tiny Tots and Mini-Explorer program for a few hours on some selected mornings that focuses on a theme. 

View from the steps leading to the museum

Window decor for the Spiders - Alive and Deadly

There was a Venom Lab in the middle of the Spiders - Alive and Deadly Exbihit. There was a show that would run for 10 minutes, every hour, I believe. We caught one where the guy behind the glass was squeezing out venom from two spider and how to hold them properly the right way.




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