Tyama: A deeper sense of knowing is a digital multisensory experience that will take you on an immersive journey into Victoria's vibrant nocturnal world, from the night sky, through caves to shallow water and into the deep blue sea.
Tyama positions both objects and visitors as protagonists inside various story worlds informed by First People’s knowledge and Museum Victoria’s collections.
The word Tyama is the Keerray Woorroong language word meaning ‘to know’. It is about knowing, not just with our minds but with our whole body and all our senses. It recognises that knowledge is precious, it is earned through deep engagement with the world around us.
Tyama presents interactive worlds that respond to movement and sounds, providing visitors with the opportunity to play an active part in shaping their own experience.
With floor-to-ceiling responsive projections and cinematic soundscapes, visitors can be physically and emotionally immersed in Victoria’s landscapes and experience the beauty of nature on a grand scale.
In Tyama, take flight at sunset and experience the breathtaking colour and beauty of the world through the eyes of moths, travel through caves lit up by your own echolocation, tour the ocean shallows as fish follow behind you, explore haunting kelp forests, swim with whales and stand in the presence of epic Songlines that connect us all.
Developed in collaboration with Keerray Woorroong citizens Yoolongteeyt Dr Vicki Couzens and Yaraan Bundle, the experience is guided by First Peoples practices of embodied learning and respect for nature.
Tickets should be prebooked as entry to the exhibition is timed.
Main image: Tyama At Melbourne Museum. Source Museums Victoria. Photographer Eugene Hyland
Melbourne Museum, 11 Nicholson St, Melbourne, Victoria 3053, Australia