Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing

22 July 2022 to 29 January 2023

The Tyama exhibition has now closed at Melbourne Museum.  

About the Exhibition

Tyama transports you to Victoria’s nocturnal worlds, immersing you in 360-degree responsive projections, breathtaking effects, and exquisite soundscapes.

Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing is an interactive museum experience like no other, giving you the chance to discover senses beyond human perception alongside the animals that use them.

Explore and play through six extraordinary digital environments, to bring untold stories to life.

This immersive experience allows you to see each environment from the perspectives of the animals themselves.

  • Chase pheromones with moths.
  • Use sound to see like a bat.
  • Learn from fish to sense without touch.
  • And swim with whales to discover the songlines that connect us all.

Tyama (CHAH-MUH) is the Keerray Woorroong language verb ‘to know’. It is about knowing, not just with our minds, but with our whole body. By listening closely with all our senses, we can embody these learnings and understand our place in the world.

Grounded in First Peoples knowledge, Tyama blends the physical and digital to create an unmissable immersive experience to reawaken your connection to the natural world.

Exhibition Resources

These resources where published to support the exhibition experience allowing audiences to get to know the featured creatures, to embark on an adventure around the Melbourne Museum, and to meet the storytellers behind the exhibition.

The animals of Tyama

Learn more about these Victorian native animals.

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