Saturday, June 11, 2011

Playing in Melbourne

I cant tell you how many times we have been to the Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks.

And if you live in Melbourne you are mad not to have a yearly pass to the museum.

A few years back when we still lived in the mouse house, Popps was having her second birthday, it falls just after Christmas and she had no need or room for more 'stuff'. We suggested to Nana Christmas that a pass would be an excellent present for Popps and would allow us to get out of the mouse house and play at the museum and scienceworks more often.

Nana Christmas has made it an annual present and our whole family has really benefited.

Remember we had our Staycation? Saving money was much easier when we had two days, one at the museum and one at Science works already checked off. 

Forget the children's gallery after your first visit, there is so much at both places that they really love.

Some children love the fart machine. Others the dinosaurs. Immy loves the animal room (you just need to see it to know what I mean). Popps loves the real giant squid, the bugs, putting her head in the ant colony and especially Pharlap. Immy is also a fan of the nude statues of people.

At Scienceworks Mr H and his friends have been known to scare away small children as they compete to see who is the fastest, strongest and most coordinated. Racing Cathy Freeman seemed to be one of their most competitive moments.

This week the girls came along to a blogging function I went to at the museum and were captured by the photographer being all creative and completing works of art that I will throw in the bin  treasure forever .





I strongly advise anyone visiting Melbourne with kids to check out both of these places. But I also have been given the chance to giveaway an annual family pass too.

If you would like it, just leave me a comment telling me you are keen to get it. And for more information about it, visit the Melbourne Museum website.

I will get random.org to choose a comment, so leave your remark before 15 June at 5pm.


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19 comments:

  1. So envious of you all being able to catch up. Hopefully I'll get to meet everyone at one of the next bloggy events. Gorgeous pix too. Loved looking through them all on FB!
    And yes, would love to win this - an excuse to return to Melbourne!! ;)

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  2. Would dearly love to win a year's pass. Despite working in the CBD for many years I haven't been to the Museum since we went on a primary school excursion and the highlight was seeking Phar Lap. Must go back soon and take my family along....

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  3. Gorgeous girls, gorgeous pics!!
    I love Melbourne. We have a fantastic museum up here too, well in Brisbane but I've yet to take the boys. Thanks for the reminder.

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  4. My boys love both places, me not so much, apart from the fact that it keeps them entertained. We don't get to them much due to the distance and cost factors, but a membership would definitely entice us.

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  5. Wow! I live out of town, but always make it down to Melbourne for the school holidays- an annual pass would be a dream come true for all of us!

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  6. Hi Clairey, great giveaway, I couldn't pass up the chance to win. We have not been to the Museum, but we are only an hour and a half away, so we'd definitely put this to use.
    Cheers, Christie

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  7. The boys would love to be able to go to the museum and scienceworks more. They are the type of boys who like to work out how things work and where they come from.

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  8. Oh yes please, I would love the pass! My girls are reaching an age where they can happily look around scienceworks and the museum. :)

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  9. Ooh what a great giveaway! we love the museum! :)

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  10. We love the museum and I foolishly let our membership lapse when the girls both started full time school - thinking we would be too busy to go. Mistake. Would love to win.

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  11. I'm not entering but just wanted to say thanks so much for coming & what gorgeous pics Bek got of your beautiful girls :)

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  12. Not entering, but it was lovely to see you the other day and meet your gorgeous girls! A adored your girls :)

    I think we shall head back to the museum again soon and explore some more - I really had no idea what age A would need to be to enjoy it, but it turns out that little ones get more out of it than I would have thought!

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  13. Love both these places. My kids are keen to go back and see Explore-a-saurus again too!

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  14. oh we would seriously love this - the kids love to roam around and explore.

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  15. this would be awesome. my husband (scrooge mcduck as I like to call him) hasn't let us come and visit yet. this would be a win-win.

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  16. Hmmm, things to do with two small boys during the winter months? Yes, please!

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  17. I would love a yearly pass! There is always so much fun to be had at the museum :)
    xx

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  18. Hi there, Found your blog via katesaysstuff :) And nothing like an awesome chance at a giveaway to bring me out of lurkdom. I don't take my boys to the museum nearly enough and really should - totally keen! Off to suss out the rest of your blog - Rach

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  19. I might see if we can get the time to visit one of these on our trip to Melbourne in July.

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