Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Day at the Museum

I met Bridie at Parliament station and we walked through the Carlton Gardens.
The visit to the Museum was to see the dinosaur bones which we did in about 5 minutes! We managed to slow the passage through the exhibit by pointing out things to come back and look at; Dials and magnifying glasses provide a few minutes diversion.

This says how many wombats are you?
With the attention span of a gnat, as is common at this age, we managed to make  a longer and interesting visit. We wandered into the Bug's Life exhibit that he enjoyed until we got to the spiders. They didn't bother him , but there was a film of Spider monsters in old movies eating people. The message was that they DON't eat people but that was missed by Dylan who announced "I don't like spiders"
We then went to the Children's gallery where he discovered these music boxes 
Checking how it works
Designed to cope with pounding!
 The we went to have some lunch
I took some photos on the way to the cafe but Dylan breezed past "Found the Cafe!"
window above Children's gallery.The blue is outside sky

Sky RaisingMagpie

Sky Raising Magpies
Using the magpie as a symbol of territorial boundaries, family strength and community relationships, people in a country community created this work of art with a Holden FC Ute as their collective 'canvas.'
Created by a collaborative team of Gunai/Kurnai Aboriginal artists from East Gippsland, led by Lake Tyers artist and teacher Catherine Larkins, this ute/artwork is a vehicle for telling the tale of how magpies created the dawn – complete with large-scale wings and tail, and nest basket in the tray. It was originally exhibited at the 2002 Melbourne Festival as part of the Bute Utes project.  Mixing painting and engraving with metalwork and basketry, this artwork is a celebration of cross-cultural collaboration and storytelling.
After lunch we walked back to the station where he 'Eenie Meenied"at every junction as we head back on the various paths.
A lovely sunny day outing!

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