RCH Aquarium

  • The Royal Children’s Hospital aquarium stands two-storeys high and is home to approximately 40 different species of fish and three sharks. It is looked after by staff from Advanced Aquarium Technologies, who feed the fish and keep the tank clean. Explore life inside the aquarium with the Create Explore Learn app.

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    Discover famous artworks that have been inspired by fish. Mix and match pictures to reveal the original artwork and learn more about the work and the artist behind it. Combine sections from different artworks to create your own fantastic fish ‘mash-up’ in the Create Explore Learn app. rchcreate-aquarium_images.jpg
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    Meerkat Enclosure

    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.

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    The Games Children Play Tapestry

    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.

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    RCH Aquarium

    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.

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    Sky Garden

    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.

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    Creature

    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.