Dynamic Earth

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Kate, Jamie and Beth Davis viewing Rio Tinto Volcanic 3D in AVIE by iCinema UNSW in Dynamic Earth
Kate, Jamie and Beth Davis viewing Rio Tinto Volcanic 3D in AVIE by iCinema UNSW in Dynamic Earth.
Source: Museum Victoria
Photo: Heath Warwick

Gold nuggets, giant crystals and uncut diamonds star in Dynamic Earth.

A stunning new exhibition that uses cutting-edge technology and thousands of minerals to tell the story of our incredible living planet.

This highly visual and immersive exhibition explores the story of the Earth's formation, structure and power through extensive displays of Museum Victoria's impressive geology collection in combination with spectacular and interactive multimedia.

Visitors will be surrounded by an active volcano in Rio Tinto Volcanic 3D in AVIE by iCinema UNSW, a fully immersive and interactive 3D cinema exhibit, and experience scientifically accurate computer animations of a variety of volcanic activities ranging from underwater volcanos to journeying down a lava tunnel following an eruption.

Dynamic Earth is the final phase of the redevelopment of Melbourne Museum's Science & Life Gallery which has been funded by the Victorian Government.  The completed redevelopment is the most comprehensive natural science display in any Australian museum and features over 3,000 objects from the museum's collections, many on display for the first time.

Dynamic Earth is proudly supported by Rio Tinto.


Event Type: Permanent Exhibition

Daily, Now Showing
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Science and Life Gallery

Included with museum entry.
Museum Members receive FREE museum entry.

Comments (5)

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ELKS Cheah 10 January, 2011 15:51
We really enjoyed the 360 degree 3D movie in the exhibition. It was very interesting for the kids (5, 8) to see inside a volcano, fly over the oceans, fly into the clouds.
Emmalyn Croci 28 February, 2012 21:02
This helped alot with my volcanoe project, Thanks Museum Vic
anthony pham 2 July, 2013 13:28
thanks museum of vic! this helped me so much with my 3rd year geology course thesis. the info definetly had the required depth
Katherine 25 May, 2014 16:52
The 5/6 students of St Monica's Primary School are really excited to come see the exhibition! It will be hands on learning about volcanos. Thanks Museum Victoria.
mason whitwell 15 September, 2015 12:26
this was dope
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