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A world first with augmented reality technology

This Summer, Sand Sculpting Australia and Boneo Discovery Park proudly present ANIMALIA IN SAND, a magical outdoor experience for all ages!

Inspired by the much-loved classic children's book by Graeme Base, ANIMALIA IN SAND is the world's first Sand Sculpting exhibition to be enhanced with augmented reality technology.

This innovative sand and screen immersive experience will see 26 giant sand sculptures come alive right before your eyes!

Graeme Base created the alliterative animal alphabet, which has become a family favourite for over 30 years. ANIMALIA features incredibly detailed and creative descriptions and whimsies of wildlife from all corners of the globe, alongside hidden images for readers to discover.

Your favourite ANIMALIA characters, from Ingenious Iguanas to Vaudeville Ventriloquist Vultures, have been carefully crafted by 15 of the world's most renowned sand sculptors.

Using 3,500 tonnes of sand, the award-winning sculptors have worked for over 450 hours collectively to bring the exhibition to life.

Set in Boneo Discovery Park's wetlands and lush garden pathways, the stunning exhibition is complemented by an augmented reality app. Each of the 26 sculptures has an augmented reality sign that brings the characters to life.

Just as the pages of the ANIMALIA book feature lavish illustrations containing intricate details and moral messages, the sand sculpting exhibition reveals hidden stories through the on-screen app experience.

The sand sculpting area will also feature sand art tables, workshops with sand sculpting sand and a mini diggers play pit. There are also pedal boats, a snack bar kiosk and plenty of shady, grassy picnic spots for visitors to enjoy.

Don't miss ANIMALIA IN SAND this summer! Discover art, nature and play at Boneo Discovery Park.

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When: Dec 14th 2019 - April 30th 2020
Where: Boneo Discovery Park, 695 Limestone Road, Fingal, Victoria 3939
Cost: $12 children/senior and $15 adults
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The sand sculptures are wonderful. I am blown away by the talent of these sculptors.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8042) 303 days ago
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