See What the Buzz is About at the Bug Lab at Melbourne Museum
Check out what all the buzz is about before Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers at Melbourne Museum closes on 15 October 2017.
Come face-to-face with large-scale critters and hear stories from six unique insects; visit the bug labs and dig deep into cutting-edge science to uncover the adaptive genius of bugs and discover how humans are using bugs as inspiration for new technologies.
Imagined and conceived by Weta Workshop, the five time Academy Award-winning creative studio behind The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Avatar and District 9 and the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa in New Zealand, Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers opens museum visitors eyes to the micro world beneath our feet through ultra-detailed large-scale bug models and interactive experiences, activity tables and real specimens.
With more than 2,000 individual pieces that took almost 200 Weta Workshop technicians over 40,000 hours of work over six months, Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers also highlights how bugs are inspiring cutting-edge technologies such as fly-like collision-tolerant drones, nanotechnology based on butterfly wings and 3D printed objects created from silk.
Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers also features dozens of interactive experiences, activity tables and real specimens accompanied by a wealth of layered secrets.
Bug Lab: Little Bugs, Super Powers
Closes 15 October 2017
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson Street Carlton
Tickets $13 - $28 museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/whats-on/bug-lab/