Amy woke up on Sunday and really wanted to go bowling. So of course we took the kids to the Australian Museum instead. We’re cool parents like that. We drove into Sydney and parked in the Domain car park, which in itself isn’t anything to blog about, except there is this massively long travelator that is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere! It’s kinda cool and I’d recommend checking it out. It ends up coming out near Hyde Park, and then it’s just a short stroll through to the other end of the park to get to the museum.
Once we found out about the Tyrannosaurs exhibition, we decided that it would be very worthwhile to look at! It was very interactive so the kids had a ball. I think their favourite interactive exhibition was the one where they had to jump up and down to make the asteroid miss Earth. Sadly, they were unable to save the Earth.
Then after going through the dinosaur gift shop and contemplating buying fossilised dinosaur poop (in the end we went with a snail), we headed to the rest of the museum. The museum is over three floors so we made our way to the top and made our way down through the floors.
We went through the skeleton collection, which is one of the most popular exhibits.
Then through the stone and mineral exhibition.
Through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year gallery. This gallery was absolutely amazing and so packed that you could not get through the crowd to see every photo.
Then through the original dinosaur collection. Only on one of the nights before, we were watching a David Attenborough documentary about when he was younger and was given a shell of an Elephant Bird in Madagascar. We did not expect to see a cast of that very same egg, but to our amazement, we did!
Lastly, because you can never have too many photos like this one.
And just maybe, sometime over these school holidays I might take them bowling.