Last night we witnessed a Dalek invasion - at the National Museum of Australia.
It was all part of the International Year of Astronomy and Earth Day, and there were some *serious* star gazing activities as well as the Daleks and craft activities. Not that we visited the Panetarium or star-gazed through the big telescopes outside or heard the universe explained in 20 minutes - I think the organisers seriously underestimated how popular this event would be, and it was a bit chaotic.
I was pretty unimpressed by the kids (and adults!) who mobbed the Daleks - pushing them and grabbing onto their weapons. They actually did a bit of damage, and at least one Dalek left the Hall rapidly when it all got a bit out of hand. I know my children would have been hauled away if they'd even thought about behaving like that - I don't understand what the parents of these kids are thinking (or perhaps not thinking!).
But it was worth going just to see the Daleks ;)