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The open air meerkat enclosure at The Royal Children’s Hospital was developed in partnership with Zoos Victoria, with the support of the Hugh Williamson Foundation. The enclosure is home to a mob of cheeky and inquisitive meerkats, looked after by zoo keepers from the nearby Melbourne Zoo.Learn about the enclosure, the meerkats, and the people who take care of them in the Create Explore Learn app.
Discover how meerkats live at The Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH). Improve your meerkat knowledge with interesting meerkat facts. See how the zoo keepers from Melbourne Zoo prepare special meals for the meerkats and deliver them to the hospital on bicycle.
Learn how artist Robert Ingpen and weavers at the Australian Tapestry Workshop created this stunning tapestry and discover the Renaissance-era painting that inspired it. See the skilful weavers at work and explore games of the past that are still played today.
Dive into the RCH aquarium and discover the different species of tropical fish that swim inside it. See the specialist divers feed the fish and clean the aquarium to keep the fish healthy and happy. Learn interesting facts about marine creatures from the world’s oceans.
Learn how artist Jade Oakley transformed the “Sky Garden” mobile from a small-scale prototype made with feathers and paper into a huge sculpture made of spray-painted aluminium. Watch Jade and her team of assistants hang the magnificent "Sky Garden" at The Royal Children's Hospital.
See how artist Alexander Knox and his team of construction workers used cranes to hoist the enormous sculpture "Creature" into place at The Royal Children's Hospital. Discover other "big things" in Australia and around the world.