Deep Oceans

Deep Oceans

Dive in and uncover the secrets of the world’s largest habitat.

From the Vampire Squid and Dragonfish to the Sea Mouse, Fangtooth and Squat Lobster, this hands-on exhibition shows you all the weird and wonderful animals that live 4000 metres below the ocean's surface.

An exhibition developed and toured by the Australian Museum and Questacon - The National Science and Technology Centre.

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Charmaine 8 October, 2014 18:27
Hi, This exhibition looks very interesting and I can't wait to hear more about it! I just have a question - what age group would this exhibition be suitable for? (thinking of convincing my family to come with me, if they can be bothered)
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MV Customer Contact Centre 16 October, 2014 10:10

Hi Charmaine,

The Deep Oceans exhibition is recommended for ages 5 and up. There is an Octonauts trail that is suitable for the under 5's but the trail comprises only a very small part of the exhibition.

We hope to see you there!

Brent 10 October, 2014 07:00
Hi. My kids Max and Frankie are very interested in coming to this exhibition - especially looking forward to the vampire squid!
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Robyn Bates 18 December, 2014 11:26
Hi wondering if this exhibition is suitable for teenagers?
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MV Customer Contact Centre 22 December, 2014 14:50

Hi Robyn,

The Deep Oceans exhibition has been designed to cater for the whole family including teenagers.

Katie 3 January, 2015 07:53
Do you have a giany squid in the exhibition?
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Lisa 5 January, 2015 19:46
We were really looking forward to this as my son (Grade 2) had a term studying underwater creatures last year. Unfortunately we were pretty disappointed and felt it was all 'a bit thin'for a paying exhibition. The kids (ageing in range from 8-12) were keen to leave after about 30 mins.
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John 21 January, 2015 14:34
I would agree with this comment. This should not be a paying exhibition. Not enough value for money or interactivity.
Kate 17 January, 2015 10:44
So, how long will it take to look at this exhibition?
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Tanya 6 February, 2015 20:16
This exhibition is definitely too thin to be a paid exhibition. My children, who are keen on ocean creatures, were ready to leave after just a few minutes which surprised me since we travelled over 200km for it. I was especially disappointed to find nothing about vampire squid (which are specifically written about in the above blurb) - that's one of my 5yo son's favourite animals. When I tried to speak to a staff member to show me if we'd missed the vampire squid... they moved further away from me to continue their gossip! All in all a disappointing visit to Melbourne.
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Swetha 20 February, 2015 13:27
can the kids dive in along with the staff member or is this just an exhibition?
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