Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Visit to the Australian Museum

The Australian Museum is a natural history museum in Sydney. Click here to link to the museum's website. Today my kids and I visited the museum with my parents, my sister-in-law, and her two children. It was a wonderful day out.

We began in the Indigenous Australians exhibition, which features artifacts representing the cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Next we looked through the Wildlife Photographer of the Year special exhibition. There were over 43 000 entries to this competition from all over the world. The kids were particularly impressed with the entries in the Under 10's, 11-14 years and 15-17 years categories.

Before taking a break for lunch, we decided that we had time for one more exhibit, so headed to the dinosaurs. Josh loved this area, but my niece Emelia wasn't so sure, thinking that it was a bit "freaky".
We decided to get some fresh air and have a picnic lunch in Hyde Park. The weather was finally good today (about time), so we sat in the shade of a tree near the statue of Captain Cook.

More later about what we did after lunch...

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