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Options for Melbourne, Victoria ?

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Hi to all. Heading to Melbourne, VIctoria for a week in March with my wife and 2 kids (8 and 6). Thanks to the Fodors message board, have come up with plans already.

Some options I'd like to get some opinions on :

1. Healesville Sanctuary or Sovereign Hill at Ballarat ?

I'm inclined to choosing Sovereign Hill -- experiencing an outdoor museum and "going back in time" will be a unique experience for the family. My kids have had their fill of zoos outside Australia and inside Australia.

If that's the case, is it worth it staying until the lights show at night (which means I'll need to rent a car) ?

By the way, both seem quite a way off from Melbourne , taking more than 1 hour one way if we take public transporation. Am I right ?

2. Melbourne Museum or Scienceworks Museum

I'm torn between these 2 . I think the kids (and the parents) will appreciate and enjoy both. Each seem to be special enough with their own distictive exhibits to make a visit worth while. I'm inclined towards Melbourne Museum just because it's very near the city and thus, more convenient for visiting.

Thanks!

Eric

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