Imagine standing in a dim, eerie space, smelling the scents of a jungle, hearing ominous growls, when a stampede of giant dinosaurs erupts and charges towards you! With its huge video screens, life-sized models and high-tech interactive displays, the Dinosaurs exhibition makes you feel as if you are really in the dinosaur world.
Kids can also have fun dressing up as dinosaurs or experience the thrill of unearthing and trying to identify a fossil. Nearby is the Search and Discover gallery where they can indulge their curiosity by peering into microscopes and touching specimens (some of them live!).
6 College St, Sydney; (02) 9320 6000
The Australian Museum is Australia's oldest museum, founded in 1827. In the early days, its main aim was to collect and preserve specimens. Unfortunately, the first custodian, William Holmes, was accidentally shot and killed in 1831 while collecting birds for the museum. The 19th-century specimens are now extremely valuable for research because scientists can study how species might have changed over time. The collection has grown to millions of objects, too many to be displayed all at once, so many of them are kept in storage.
- Australian Museum, Darlinghurst, In city