When I was in town last, I spotted a display case outside one of the department stores.
Inside was a red and white crab of quite large dimensions.
There were leaflets advertising the South Australian Museum's latest exhibition.
Titled "Journey to the Abyss", the exhibition features over 90 real deep-sea specimens with supporting information, hands-on investigation stations and a full-sized, interactive submarine ideal for junior explorers.
More of the blurb reads:
"Did you know that more people have been to space than to the bottom of the ocean?
(personally, I did not know that)
In Journey to the Abyss, the South Australian Museum invites you to experience life in the cold, dark depths.
Discover an isolated wilderness thatis home to some of the most surprising and captivating creatures: some scary, some cute, and all fascinating."
Did you notice that bit that says "cold, dark depths"?
Sounds to me like a good place to be. Somewhere, anywhere, in the cold, dark depths.
Anyone who knows me, knows that this is the sort of thing I say every summer.
(give me the winter! let's move somewhere cooler! how about we visit a snowbound cave in Alaska!)
Well, since I don't have a chance in hell of our summer suddenly turning cold enough to keep me happy, I'll settle for a cool museum, with exhibits from the cold, dark depths of the oceans.
The show is on from 17 December 2011 (hey, that's last year already!) to 12 March 2012.
Tickets are $13 for adults; $7 for children under sixteen; $30 for a family ticket.
A concession ticket is $10.
I'll be taking my camera, but I don't think taking photos will be allowed. .
I think they'd much prefer to have paying customers coming in, instead of everybody and his uncle seeing the exhibits through photos on the internet.
And fair enough too. The cost of bringing and maintaining the exhibition is probably quite high and on top of that profits must be made.
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