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Explore-a-saurus at Scienceworks

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by Anna Bourozikas (subscribe)
Freelance writer living in and reviewing Melbourne's West.
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I took my children to experience the Explore-a-saurus exhibition at Melbourne's Scienceworks over the weekend and they loved it. If they were writing this review, it would be peppered with the words awesome, fantastic, excellent and wow!

How else could one describe the giant animatronic dinosaur models that actually move their heads, tails, eyes and mouths?

Scienceworks never fails to deliver an interactive, fun and educational exhibition for kids of all ages. This is no exception. Aspiring paleontologists can spend time in the purpose built sandpit digging for fossils, touch dinosaur poo, look inside a dinosaur's tummy and recreate the sounds of dinosaurs.

The exhibition has been developed by Scienceworks to demonstrate how palaeontologists use fossil evidence to learn how dinosaurs lived; from what they ate and how fast they ran, to what colour they may have been and even how they cared for their young.

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Why? To discover the world of paleontology
When: Open daily 10am - 4pm except Christmas and Good Friday
Where: 2 Booker St Spotswood VIC 3015
Cost: Concession card holders and children up to the age of 16 free admission. Otherwise cost is $10. Explorasuaurs is $10 for adults; $6 for concession; kids (3-16) $5.
I'm a big fan of Scienceworks too - I've taken my nephews there and they love it.
By Sue Williams - senior reviewer
Tuesday, 9th of August @ 03:55 am
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