Competition Time … Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice!

Jurassic Creatures

Melbourne get ready to feel the Dino-Roar!

If you have children in your life that are obsessed with dinosaurs like our little Isaac then you are going to need to get ready to step back in time because Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice is coming to Harbour Town in Melbourne from March 12 to April 17, 2016!

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Jurassic Creatures, featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice is an interactive walk through event that will captivate young and old alike. You can explore an ancient world full of moving dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures of the ice as they come alive before your eyes.

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You will be able to watch them move and hear them roar! I know two little people who can’t wait to get up close with the most infamous prehistoric animals including colossal Mammoths, fearsome Saber Tooth Tigers and everyone’s favourite the Tyrannosaurus Rex.

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Children will be able to become a Paleontologist for the day as they will be provided with an expert digger outfit before chipping away to unearth their very own fossil.

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So. Much. Fun!

And if all of this wasn’t enough .. your family can meet Buddy & Tiny from Dinosaur Train and see them live in their very own stage show!

Plus there will be many more activities to take part in, including; dinosaur art and craft, fossil displays and amusement activities.

The event includes:

  •  A spectacular dinosaur display with animatronics
  •  An Interactive Fossil digging area
  •  Have your photo taken in a dinosaur egg
  •  Dinosaur Sand Art
  •  Dinosaur Train Live Show
  •  Dinosaur Sand Pit
  •  Fossil Displays
  •  Plus so many other dinosaur activities for the whole family

The event is open at Harbour Town Melbourne from 12 March to 17 April, 2016.


COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED! Congratulations to Yvette Curtis!

We have a family pass to give away valued at $105!

To Enter:

  1. COMMENT on our Facebook post and tell us you have entered. We would love you to TAG your friends and SHARE the post. Make sure you LIKE our page to keep up to date with family friendly activities!
  2. Enter your details below and answer the question!

Good Luck!

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Competition closes 11pm AEST Thursday March 10, 2016. The winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

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Open to residents of Victoria, Australia only.  By entering this competition, you agree to subscribe to the Kidding Around Australia mailing list, if you are not already subscribed. Your privacy is protected and you can unsubscribe at any time. By entering this competition, you are also agreeing to all other terms and conditions.
This is a game of skill not a game of chance. Entries not filling in all the required fields and answering the question will be deemed invalid. The winner will be chosen by originality and creative merit, by a non involved party. The Judge’s decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
The winner will be drawn 10/03/16 at 11pm AEST and announced on this website. The winner will also be contacted via email. The Prize is a family pass (4) tickets to Jurassic Creatures at a date and time to be confirmed with the promoter.
One entry per household. Prizes are not transferable, changeable or redeemable for cash. Kidding Around Australia will not be held responsible for any loss, injury or damage that occurs in connection with the prize or the winners participation in the promotion.

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What: Jurassic Creatures featuring Prehistoric Creatures of the Ice Age

When: 12 March 2016 – 17 April 2016

Where: Harbour Town Docklands, 440 Docklands Drive, Docklands VIC 3008

Cost: Adults $32; Children $22; Under 2’s FREE; Concession $26; Family Pass (2 Adults & 2 Children) $105

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Kidding Around.. The Melbourne Museum

IMG_7974Our visits to the Melbourne Museum all follow a well worn path! We get our tickets, take a quick look at the display directly behind the counter and head straight out to the Forest Gallery. We look for fish and turtles, go under the waterfall and then make our way past the frogs to the bushfire memorial.


We then go down the ramp, back indoors, past the whale skeleton and into the “Dinosaur Museum” or the Dinosaur Walk, located in the Science and Life Gallery.


The Dinosaur Walk exhibition at Melbourne Museum brings dinosaurs and other ancient animals to life. This is where the kids can look at a range of amazing skeletons – combine them with ideas from science or let their imagination run wild!

Do you feel small, Isaac?
For a little girl with a big thirst for knowledge, the Melbourne Museum is HEAVEN!

From here, we continue on to the animals, in the Evolution Gallery, which is a taxidermist’s dream! They have very cool interactive screens which you can point at an animal to find out what it is and all about it. There are also giant information touch screens that give information. Did you know that the Tasmanian Tiger was actually a relative of the wombat? You can see it if you look closely at the one on display. They have the same nose!

Point, click and get information on hundred's of animals!
Point, click and get information on hundred’s of animals!
Giant touch screens are at the perfect height for small fingers!

Alegría Says

I love the butterflies. I love all the pretty colours and learning how they grow. I also love the dinosaur bones, they are huge!

We then have a look at all of the bugs and butterflies and have a quick look at the semi-precious gems.

Poor Isaac, he needed a lift to see the ants!
Poor Isaac, he needed a lift to see the ants!
Why should the kids have all the fun?
Why should the kids have all the fun?

That usually takes us about an hour and then we go to the Children’s Gallery and Children’s Garden. This room is specifically designed for children aged 3 – 10, however both Alegría and Isaac have enjoyed it from a much younger age.

Sometimes, you just want to re-enact a scene from “Finding Nemo”!!
Looking at Larvae!

There are both indoor and outdoor activities covering a range of topics. Whether your children like puppets, building blocks, puzzles, animals, animals and more animals, lego, old-school games like hopscotch, quoits, jump rope, stilts, or running off all their energy they will find something to keep them occupied for at least an hour!

Maybe this will help me reach the dinosaurs!

Georgina Says

There is a café onsite, however, you could pack a few sandwiches and go out to the playground for a picnic. We learned first hand you can’t eat in the Galleries – oops! Really should take notice of the signs! The playground is at the opposite end of the Museum to the Children’s Gallery – up near the café.

We love the Melbourne Museum. It is a fantastic place to spend a few hours (or longer if you don’t have to take naps into consideration), it’s perfect for all weather conditions and for those on a budget!


The Melbourne Museum have plenty of Children’s programs running, more information can be found here. You can plan your own path using the Melbourne Museum map (PDF, 81 Kb) which shows the location of the main exhibition galleries and facilities.


Location: Nicholson Street, Carlton Gardens, Victoria, Australia

Days and Times: Open daily, 10am – 5pm (Closed Good Friday & Christmas Day)

Phone: 13 11 02

Cost: Adult $12, concessions & children free


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