Behind the Scenes | Live Exhibits Tour

MV Member only event

12 Nov - 13 Nov 2014

back of house with live exhibits
Source: Museum Victoria

Want to see what's behind locked doors at Museum Victoria?

Ever wondered how the museum maintains live plant and animal displays in the Forest Gallery, Milarri Garden, Bugs Alive!, Marine Life and 600 Million Years? Come and meet the Live Exhibits team made up of horticulturalists and animal keepers who look after living displays across Melbourne Museum.

In order to keep live displays, breeding and back-up populations are maintained in a series of climate controlled rooms. Live exotic tarantulas are maintained in high security quarantine-approved containment rooms. In addition, a small range of reptiles which are habituated to gentle handling are maintained for use in museum programs.

Visit these climate controlled rooms, where many of the animals are kept. Hear from Live Exhibits staff and find out about the plants and animals in the collection and on display.

Please note - you may come across live spiders, snakes, lizards and other creatures on this tour.


Event Type: Tour

Wednesday 12 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Thursday 13 Nov 2014
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Melbourne Museum

Cost $25 (MV Member only event)
Tours are limited to adults and children aged 14 years and over.

Limited spaces available, bookings are essential. Book online or phone 13 11 02

To book online select 'Promotions and Special Events' from the ticket screen.

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