And if you live in Melbourne you are mad not to have a yearly pass to the museum.
A few years back when we still lived in the mouse house, Popps was having her second birthday, it falls just after Christmas and she had no need or room for more 'stuff'. We suggested to Nana Christmas that a pass would be an excellent present for Popps and would allow us to get out of the mouse house and play at the museum and scienceworks more often.
Nana Christmas has made it an annual present and our whole family has really benefited.
Remember we had our Staycation? Saving money was much easier when we had two days, one at the museum and one at Science works already checked off.
Forget the children's gallery after your first visit, there is so much at both places that they really love.
Some children love the fart machine. Others the dinosaurs. Immy loves the animal room (you just need to see it to know what I mean). Popps loves the real giant squid, the bugs, putting her head in the ant colony and especially Pharlap. Immy is also a fan of the nude statues of people.
At Scienceworks Mr H and his friends have been known to scare away small children as they compete to see who is the fastest, strongest and most coordinated. Racing Cathy Freeman seemed to be one of their most competitive moments.
This week the girls came along to a blogging function I went to at the museum and were captured by the photographer being all creative and completing works of art that
I strongly advise anyone visiting Melbourne with kids to check out both of these places. But I also have been given the chance to giveaway an annual family pass too.
If you would like it, just leave me a comment telling me you are keen to get it. And for more information about it, visit the Melbourne Museum website.
I will get random.org to choose a comment, so leave your remark before 15 June at 5pm.