Melbourne Museum Guide:
You know how the earth came into being, but have you ever experienced it first hand? An excellent museum with cutting-edge exhibitions, the Melbourne Museum offers visitors a first-hand experience of the earth’s formation, structure and power through a highly immersive and visual exhibit that uses cutting-edge technology and thousands of minerals and geological artefacts to re-tell this magnificent story.
Aptly titled Dynamic Earth, this exhibit starring gold nuggets, uncut diamonds and giant crystals is just a part of the Science & Life Gallery at the Melbourne Museum and just the beginning of a wonderful journey of discovery for most visitors. Experience the thundering outburst of an active volcano in Rio Tinto Volcanic 3D interactive cinema exhibit; experience the terror that dinosaurs, small and large evoked with the interactive display of their teeth, bones and other fossils at Dinosaur Walk; and escape into the magical depths of Forest Secrets for an exploratory tour that reveals hidden stories of Victoria’s mountain forests.
Other interesting exhibits that just should not be missed on your visit to Melbourne Museum include The Melbourne Story and 600 Million Years: Victoria evolves that explore the evolution and prosperity of Melbourne and Victoria respectively. You can also see the world’s oldest computer at CSIRAC – Australia’s First Computer; discover how you can save water at your home and make the world a better place for future generations at Water Smart Home; and take a sensory tour of the million pathways that neurons take in our brain at The Mind: Enter the Labyrinth.