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The first port of call for any family dinosaur activities in Melbourne should be the huge interactive dinosaur ‘Muttaburrasaurus’ at the McNish Reserve, Clare St in Yarraville.

Kids can climb up into the cavernous belly using a rope net and look out through the rib cage. Some play activities are integrated into the character such as a tunnel slide in the tail and climbing grips. There are also drums and a voice tube from inside the neck which comes out through the mouth to enhance the imaginative experience. Scattered around the dinosaur are some broken egg shells and intact eggs.




Experience animatronic dinosaurs up close and personal at
Dinosaur World in Somerville. We also have our "Dig and Discover" area, where children can experience digging for and finding a buried fossil and then sit and "chisel" away to find what awaits inside.

Dinosaur World is only open at certain times of the year (typically during school holidays)

Admission price for a family is $36 and the Dig and Discover experience is $8 (children take their fossil home with them)






Last time we visited, St Kilda Adventure Playground in St Kilda had a big fun dinosaur springer. A number of playgrounds have a big purple two person dinosaur springer which the kids can ride. I wonder how the scientists determined that dinosaurs were purple? Go to the home page of the Melbourne Playgrounds website and search for "dinosaur springer" to find the location of these purple beasts.







The Dinosaur Walk exhibition at Melbourne Museum brings dinosaurs and other ancient animals to life. Duck beneath the belly of a massive Mamenchisaurus and contemplate the speed of the small and agile Hypsilophodon. Walk up high to where the flying reptiles soar and imagine Quetzalcoatlus swooping for prey. I'll let you into a little secret. There are 17 skeletons of prehistoric animals in Dinosaur Walk, but not all of them are dinosaurs. Do you know which ones?

Admission Prices: Adult: $12, Child (to 16 years): Free Concession: Free


If you feel like a bit of dinosaur exploration on the Internet, check out DinoDictionary which is a great resource for hunting dinosaurs, with profiles of over 300 known dinosaurs.

If you are organizing a birthday party Dinosaur Diggers bring museum quality exhibits to your home or venue and run an amazing show. Your kids will have loads of fun interacting with dinosaurs. The cost is approximately $400 for up to 15 children.

Gardenworld at 810-834 Springvale Road, Braeside has two big dinosaurs at the entrance to the car park.

Dinosaurs have temporarily taken over Eastland Shopping Centre until Sunday 12 October, 2014. The event includes:
• A FREE spectacular dinosaur exhibition with realistic animatronics
• An Interactive Fossil digging area
• Dinosaur Photo Souvenir Zone.
Plus many other dinosaur activities for the whole family.




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