The highly anticipated Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers is now open at Melbourne Museum, and boy is it worth the wait.
Bug Lab is quite possibly KidTown Melbourne crew's favourite 'pop up' exhibition at the Melbourne Museum to date.
The Australian premiere is an immersive exhibition experience as told by a collection of insects. This beautifully vibrant spectacle is a creative collaboration between Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand, and Weta Workshop.
The open plan space is reminiscent of a scene from Avatar; it is visually stunning. There is so much to see and do, with dozens of experiences designed for children to discover bugs' superpowers.
Hands-on activities include paper crafts, button-whacking reflex testing, 'unlocking the venom' light up tubes and lots more. Activity tables are filled with real (preserved) global insects for children to discover using magnifying glasses and related touch screen facts.
Bug Lab also features four immersive chambers and six extraordinary bugs, including the Orchid Mantis (the KidTown crew's fav), Bombardier Beetle, Jewel Wasp, Dragonfly (has the biggest WOW factor), Japanese Honeybees and the Katipō (New Zealand's most dangerous native spider).
Unlike other exhibitions, the open plan design of Bug Lab makes it easy to navigate for small people and is most definitely pram friendly.
Couple that, with the humongous colour changing models of bugs to admire, preserved insects on display and bug related activities to enjoy and you've got yourselves a sensory treat.
This ground-breaking exhibition is a marvel to have in Melbourne. Quite frankly, science has never been cooler.
Buzz down to Melbourne Museum to visit Bug Lab; Little Bugs, Super Powers, on now till 15 October 2017.