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Family Day: Vikings and Dragons at ACMI

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FREE entry to DreamWorks Exhibition for those who dress up
Source: Wikimedia Commons

It never ceases to amaze me the great free stuff on for families emanating from Federation Square.

This time the event is on at ACMI as part of their celebrations around their DreamWorks Animation Exhibition The exhibition traces animated classics from the tiny germ of an idea through to fruition and the making of an animated movie.

On July 13th the first 100 people to turn up dressed as dragons or vikings gain free entry to the exhibition.

One of the most exciting things about the exhibition is an installation with a 180-degree panoramic projection which allows kids to have a "virtual ride" on the young dragon, Toothless. Apparently you get the best view if you lie flat as close to the screen as possible, and this makes it seem as if you are the dragon flying over mountains, Viking villages and even the ocean.

Other activities include learning to breathe fire using animated magic. There will also be lots of free performances, craft activities, studio workshops and games.

For some neat ideas on how to come up with some dragon or viking costumes check these sites out.

ehow and pinterest

And kids love dressing up and will remember the day they arrived in the city with their tale or viking shield.

The event is on 13 Jul 2014, 10am - 4pm

Source- Wikimedia Commons Wyrdlight

The exhibition is running until Sunday 5 October 2014
Open daily 10am - 5pm (Thursdays until 9pm)

For those who manage to gain free entry due to their costumes the savings are significant as the usual price is:

Full $22.50 Concession $16 Child (4-15 years) $10
Family Pass (2 adults & 2 children) $50 Family Pass (1 adult & 2 children) $32.50
General Admission only available via TicketMaster or at the ACMI Tickets & Information Desk

ACMI Member
Adult $14 Child (4-15 years) $8.50 Family Member $43
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Why? For the fun of dressing up
When: Sun 13 Jul 2014, 10am - 4pm
Where: ACMI at Federation Square
Cost: FREE for first 100 people in costume
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