For the past 4 years or so, a summer hasn’t passed without us visiting the Melbourne Museum. The first time we went it was to escape from the hot Melbourne weather into the cool air-conditioning with a very active toddler. Little did we realise just how much fun it would be!
From then on, every year we have made the trip at least once. There is always a new exhibition to see or a new display to explore. We have looked at dinosaurs, the human body, insects and even into the centre of the earth. The dedicated children’s section has provided hours of hands on entertainment as well. Poss has gone from weighing as much as 1 baby wombat to almost as much as a baby giraffe this visit.
When we were offered the opportunity to come along and see the Tiddalik performance currently on, we jumped at the chance. On Friday, we picked up some delicious macarons from Chez Dre and we spent the morning there. We started out by listening to a talk on native frogs, which was great way to set the scene.
We then moved to the Theatre to see the performance. It was really fun, with lots of opportunity for audience interaction. There was a really wide age range of kids there and while I thought Poss might be a bit old for it, she really enjoyed it. At a running time of only 25 odd minutes it was a great length as well – no opportunity for kids to become bored.
We then finished off with a mask making activity, where all the kids got to paint their own frog mask to take home. It was exceptionally well run (as with other school holiday activities we have done there), with lots of calm kids happily painting. All this mixed with visiting all our favourite museum attractions made it a really fun morning out.
So you can enjoy it too, I am really excited to be able to give away an adult ticket to the Melbourne Museum (kids get in for free)!! You can access all the regular exhibitions and take your kids along to the Tiddalik the Thirsty Frog performance. The show runs until January 31st, but the ticket is valid until June, so you can use it another time, if it’s impossible to get there before the end of the holidays!
I am also throwing in a copy of the book Tiddalik the Thirsty Frog, just cause it’s a great book. And even if you don’t get to the Museum in time for the performance, your kids will still love the book.
To enter, you simply need to like my About a Bugg Facebook page and then come back leave a comment below. I will use the random number generator to select a comment. The competition will be open from today until 8pm Wednesday 25th Jan. I know it’s only quick, but I would like to give you a chance to see this performance if it can be managed!
The competition is open Australia wide, but obviously if you are based in Victoria you will get more out of it. But if you are planning a trip to Victoria between now and June (maybe in the school holidays) it’s worthwhile entering.
I was given tickets to attend, however my opinions are honest and my own. I have purchased the book myself to give away, simply because its a great book. Trust me – it’s a great fun show and I highly recommend it!
So get to it people, like and comment!