Don't let your kids take over
We started our visit from the top level, where the Australian fauna was represented. Along with photos, stuffed animals and information boards, we encountered some very alive fish, squid, turtles and even what looked like a baby crocodile. There was a Kidspace for the under 5s, which my 2-year-old son loved. I should have saved it for last, after I had seen more of the museum. As it was, we stayed there nearly until close and then we had to run through the indigenous and the special wild life photography exhibitions, which I was very interested in. The museum surprised me with a warm and welcoming atmosphere, not a museum-like feel at all, maybe, because there were lots of children, all very excited to be there. It is a place that I will be going back to. [more]
Australian Museum – A place to know better Australia
Locating at the downtown of Sydney, Australia Museum is a place you can get to know Australia better, from its history, culture to terrain and animals. So it a great place to probe over and gain knowledge of Australia.
There are different exhibition areas, from its Aborigines area, skeleton area to ore and bird area.
The Bird and Insect display area gains most limelight, here you will find thousands kinds of locally grown birds and insect specimens with vivid display. Each display box has brief introduction about subject.
Anther standout is its ore display area, nobody left Australia without knowing what Opal is. It is Australia's national gem. Here you can find many types of Opal. They are just splendid. When an opal is rotated or you watch it from different angles, the patterns and colors change as the light reflects off different surfaces of the opal.
It's very interesting to visit this museum, lots of fun and gaining much knowledge. [more]
Dinosaurs and aborigine exhibitions
The Australian Museum is the oldest in Sydney just a few steps from Hyde park. I loved the aborigine culture exhibitions and the uncountable Australian plants collection. There were loads to see here so it is worthy to give it at least 2 hours to view the whole thing and bring comfortable shoes. Also they had a Dinosaurs exhibition which was great for kids. Inside there was a fantastic shop where to buy nice souvenirs traditionally Australian as well as a nice café. Not one of the best museums but nice enough to pass the time avoiding the midday sun. [more]
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