The Boy who Loved Tiny Things invites families to spend time together exploring and contributing to a mysterious collection of fantastical tiny things.
It is inspired by the original boy who loved tiny things, 11 year old Minnesotan Østen Burkum, who loves to notice, protect and collect tiny things.
Over 90 minutes, three lab-coated guides armed with magnifying glasses, magical lanterns and lenses, will take families on a tour of the gardens, focussing on the abundance of tiny and precious things found in nature. After manoeuvring through a series of interactive spaces within an exquisite installation set in a darkened room, families will discover a galaxy of tiny things to explore along with a rare opportunity for families to stop, contemplate, share and create new memories and tiny treasures together.
Wednesday 10 to Sunday 14 January, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.
Times: 10.30am to 12 noon and 1.30pm to 3pm.