Back in prehistoric times, the seas were home to all sorts of odd animals, from the plesiosaurus (a huge marine reptile that looks like the Loch Ness Monster) to the paracyclotosaurus, which resembles a two-metre long salamander. These school holidays, ACMI is offering kids and adults the chance to explore the world’s ancient oceans in a 360-degree virtual reality experience. Prehistoric VR is the brainchild of Australian company Erth Visual & Physical Inc, who create live experiences using large-scale puppetry. These puppets will become part of the VR journey as participants encounter bioluminescent jellyfish, sea reptiles and even sharp-toothed anglerfish ‘swimming’ around them. ■ RJ à ACMI, Federation Square, Cnr Swanston & Flinders Sts, Melbourne 3000. 03 8663 2200. www.acmi.net.au/events/prehistoric-vr. Free. Sep 23-Oct 8.