Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers at Melbourne Museum - Info & Giveaway

The Australian premiere of Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers – an immersive exhibition experience as told by a collection of insects is set to open this week on Friday 23rd of June at the Melbourne Museum and we're excited!


Image credit: Museums Victoria

Image credit: Museums Victoria

A creative collaboration between Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in Wellington, New Zealand, and Weta Workshop, Bug Lab will allow visitors to marvel at ultra-detailed large-scale models of bugs, discover cutting-edge science and explore the world as bugs do, through immersive sensory experiences.

Image credit: Museums Victoria

Image credit: Museums Victoria

A five time Academy Award-winning creative studio, Weta Workshop are best known as the creative wizards behind the vision, costumes and practical effects as featured in The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, King Kong, Avatar and District 9.


Featuring six large scale bugs - Orchid Mantis, Bombardier Beetle, Jewel Wasp, Dragonfly, Japanese Honeybees and Katipō (New Zealand’s most dangerous native spider) - Bug Lab uncovers the adaptive genius of bugs, which over millions of years have evolved to have superpower abilities, including camouflage, mind control, super speed, swarm intelligence and deadly venom.


Bug Lab also highlights how bugs are the leading inspiration for cutting-edge technologies such as fly-like collision-tolerant drones, nanotechnology based on butterfly wings and 3D printed objects created from silk.


To celebrate the Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers exhibition at Melbourne Museum, we are giving away 6 family passes - yes 6!! (A family pass is recognised as 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children, where the children are aged between 3–16 years.)

Entries are now open and close Sunday 25th June - perfect tickets to use during the holidays - follow prompts below - good luck and enjoy! Entries only open to VIC residents.

For more ideas on what to do with the little ones, head to our blog or CBD Top 5 FREE activities or our popular Daily Spots List. For more school holiday ideas this winter, checkout our guide.