Great Melbourne spots for Dinosaur lovers

There's something about dinosaurs that make little ones roar with excitement! Little Miss loves an outing which features dinosaurs and we thought this post is timely given the new exhibition coming to Scienceworks.

1. The 'Dinosaur Walk' exhibition at Melbourne Museum is a permanent exhibition showcasing large dinosaur skeletons. There are also two animatronics dinosaurs in the section on the right as you walk in the area of the 'Dinosaur Walk' where you'll see fossils and the like. A video of dinosaurs also plays frequently in the little section on the right of the dinosaur walk.

Animated dinosaurs at Melbourne Museum - photo by Melbourne4Bubs

Animated dinosaurs at Melbourne Museum - photo by Melbourne4Bubs

To see a virtual representation of the 'Dinosaur Walk', go to the Museum's virtual page.
Screenshot taken from Melbourne Museum's virtual exhibition of the 'Dinosaur Walk'.

Screenshot taken from Melbourne Museum's virtual exhibition of the 'Dinosaur Walk'.

2. The McNish Reserve Dinosaur Playground is located on Court Street in Yarraville. Little ones can climb into the belly of the dinosaur and roar through its mouth and slide down the inside of its tail as well as hide inside a dinosaur egg and climb little nets. This playground is a bit limiting as the dinosaur is the only feature there but is nonetheless a cute dinosaur spot for little ones.

Photo by Melbourne4Bubs

Photo by Melbourne4Bubs

3. The 'Tyrannosaurs - Meet the Family' exhibition at Scienceworks. This exhibition is coming to Scienceworks on Saturday 23rd May and will be sure to please little ones and their parents/carers. Children can stand next to the 11 metre skeleton of 'Scott' the Tyrannosaurus Rex and see over 10 life-sized dinosaur skeletons and a range of fossil specimens on display and more. Checkout our post on the exhibition.

'Scotty' - photo by James Morgan

'Scotty' - photo by James Morgan

There are also seasonal dinosaur animatronics that come to the various shopping centres during school holidays, so keep an eye out for those.

Or make your house a dino spot by making up a Dinosaur jungle for little ones to enjoy, like this cute one. You can grab some great dinosaurs at the Melbourne Museum and Scienceworks as well as local shops and make up something fun for your little ones. Or grab some dinosaur reading and activity books there too for little ones to read, paint or decorate.

Photo by Melbourne4Bubs

Photo by Melbourne4Bubs

> For more playgrounds, go to our dedicated page.