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Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers at Museums Victoria

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Who let the bugs out?
The idea of giant bugs might make you squirm, but the kids will love it. From Friday 23 June 2017, the bugs will take over the Melbourne Museum at the Australian premiere of this amazing exhibition.

Little Bugs, Super Powers
Friendly creepy crawlies /

Learn all about the secret life of bugs and their remarkable lives at the Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers. Audiences of all ages will be taken on a magical journey to meet the bugs up close and personal and you'll never be able to look at the world beneath your feet in the same way again.

Little Bugs, Super Powers
Bugs Alive! /

You'll get to meet six large-scale insects up close and personal and hear their stories. Say hello to a Bombardier Beetle; visit the bug labs and see living bug specimens from Museums Victoria's own collection. Learn how bugs have remarkably adapted to their changing environment and discover how scientists are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.

Little Bugs, Super Powers
No bug spray required /

There will be heaps to keep your own little pre-school bugs buzzing and crawling around happily with plenty of activities and a beetle slide with coloured lights and sound effects.

This fascinating peek into the world of insects runs until 15 October. Book your tickets today, and see what all the buzz is about.

To book your session times click here. Ticket prices are as follows:

ADULT $28.00
CHILD $14.00
FAMILY $70.00 (2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children, where the children are aged between 3–16 years)

Alternatively, you might like to join Museums Members for discounted tickets.

Whilst you're there, don't forget to visit Melbourne Museum's Bugs Alive! to see, hear and smell the world of insects, spiders, snails and other invertebrates. Check out the Quarantine Room that holds rare living examples of exotic and hairy tarantulas. The Big Bug Theatre busts common myths and challenges the view that bugs and spiders are the stuff of nightmares. No bug spray required. You might even grow quiet fond of the little critters.

To continue on with the creepy crawly theme, you can watch Bugs: Mighty Micro Monsters 3D at IMAX for only $10. In this fun for all the family 3D adventure, you'll be shrunk down to size to see what life amongst the hidden world of super-powered bugs is like. You can buy online with your Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers tickets, or present your Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers ticket at IMAX on the day.

Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers is a creative collaboration between Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand and five time Academy Award-winning studio, Weta Workshop (best known for the company's design and effects work on film projects, including The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, King Kong, The Chronicles of Narnia, Avatar, District 9, The Adventures of Tintin, Elysium and The Hobbit Trilogy, to name just a few).

Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers
So cute, you'll want to take one home /

Grab your tickets today, face your fears and don't miss this awesome exhibition.
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Why? Cute creepy crawlies, yes please!
When: Friday 23 June 2017 to Sunday 15 October 2017
Phone: 13 11 02
Where: Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street, Carlton Victoria
Cost: From $14 to $70
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