BIRDS were the topic of yesterday's Science Discovery Team session at Inveresk's Queen Victoria Art Gallery and Museum yesterday.
More than 100 people wondered through to catch a glimpse of stuffed feathered friends from a wedge tail eagle, sea albatross, owls to an invasive rainbow lorikeet during National Bird Week.
Injured birds of prey carer Judy Nermut was present to spread her knowledge and parents and their children got crafty making bird masks and nests.
Natural sciences curator David Maynard said previous workshops have included geology, spiders, mammals and plants.
``We have extensive collections, about $147 million worth of natural sciences collections hidden below Royal Park, and this is a good opportunity for us to get them out and let the community see them,'' Mr Maynard said.
``There is a craft aspect, which everyone loves, but it is also educational with a bit of biology and geology associated with it.''