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Museum of the Moon at Scienceworks

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The Moon has landed at Scienceworks

The following review is written by Jen Gurney

Like so many children, my daughter is a huge fan of the moon. The problem being, in the middle of summer she vary rarely gets to see it. We are occasionally able to see the moon in the daytime, however it has been months since she has seen the full moon in all its splendour.

All that changed today...

We were lucky enough to experience the Museum of the Moon at Scienceworks.

Museum of the Moon

The Museum of the Moon is an astounding seven metre diameter spherical sculpture featuring large scale NASA imagery of the lunar surface.

Museum of the Moon

At a scale of 1:500,000, each centimetre of the sculpture represents five kilometres of the moon's surface. This installation fuses lunar imagery, moonlight and music created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello Award winning composer, Dan Jones. Museum of the Moon is created by UK artist Luke Jerram.

Miss 3 gasped in amazement as we approached the huge seven metre diameter moon. Comfy chairs and bean bags have been placed at the back, which enabled us to view the otherwise impossible dark side of the moon.

Joey the Elf went to the Moon too

To coincide with the exhibition, a new experience called the Virtual Reality on the Moon opens on 17 December, which gives visitors an opportunity to experience what its like to "walk on the moon". I'm sure Miss 3 and I will be shooting back to Scienceworks at light speed for the chance of a space walk...

Where: Scienceworks, 2 Booker St, Spotswood VIC
When: 9 Dec 2018 - 28 Apr 2019
Web: museumsvictoria.com.au/scienceworks
Costs: FREE with museum entry. VR experience starts from $20pp.

We're giving away some family tickets to Scienceworks on Facebook HERE

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