The Pooseum in Richmond Tasmania, is a quirky science museum dedicated entirely to the intriguing world of animal droppings.
The Pooseum offers more than 50 information panels and 35 videos on touch screens. In the Digestion Room, visitors can learn about the digestive systems of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores, and compare the 3D anatomy models of a range of animals. Visitors are invited to guess “Who is the Poopetrator” with a display of droppings from Australian animals. Children love the PooTube videos, kids’ corner, dinosaur poo, farting machine, elephant scales and other interactive displays. The Pootrid Shop offers a wide range of educational books, gifts and other poo related products.
If you would like to know why koala joeys eat their mother’s droppings, how bats avoid soiling themselves, which animals are responsible for poo showers, or how some owls use the faeces of other animals to catch their prey, or want to see some real Tasmanian devil, quoll and emu poo and fossilised dinosaur droppings, then the Pooseum is the right place for you.
The Pooseum is open daily from 10 am-5 pm. Admission fees apply.