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'A Day at The Zoo' Sand Sculpting Exhibition at Frankston Waterfront

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All of your favourite and much loved zoo animals will come to life this Summer at Sand Sculpting Australia's 'A Day at The Zoo' exhibition, open daily on the Frankston Waterfront.

This spectacular exhibition, showcasing over 3,500 tonnes of sand carved into life size sand masterpieces will be open to the public from 26th Dec 2015 through to 25th April 2015.

You will be amazed by the life sized sand sculptures on display created by 20 of the worlds finest sculptors!

Journey through the magical sand pathways and discover Monkeys, Giraffes, Elephants, Lions and Meerkats alongside Orang-utans, Zebras, Gorillas and countless more! But remember to pay close attention, as it's not all what it seems! You may even catch sight of mythical animals like Unicorns, Griffins and the legendary Loch Ness Monster or cross paths with our futuristic fantasy creatures!

In addition to the sand sculptures on display, there will also be an array of interactive children's activities for children and adults alike. Included in the entry fee is:

  • Sand Sculpting Workshops Learn the basics of sand sculpting and have a go at creating your own masterpiece [specific times daily check board on the day]

  • Face Painting for the kids all day!

  • Giant Sand Pit Hours of sandy fun

  • Lego Play Zone have fun in our interactive lego zone

  • Fun Activity booklet and pencils! (Please note, children 0-2 whom enter FOC will incur a $3 fee if they would like the activity booklet & pencils kit)

  • Have your photo taken in our fun interactive sculpture!

    Plus, over the four months, there will be Special Days, with lots of entertainment on offer, including speed carving demonstrations where you can watch a professional sculptor create a mini masterpiece in the blink of an eye [only runs on Special Days].

    A convenient undercover cafe is also available onsite, where you can enjoy light refreshments.

    Tickets are priced as follows (cash only): Adult: $14, Concession $11, Child $10 and Family $42 (2 adults 2 children 3 to 12yrs). Children under 2 years of age receive FREE entry.

    Not included with entry is Sand bottle activities starting from $6 (cash only) and Diggers $2 a go!

    The exhibition will be open daily:

    26th December 2015 to 27th January 2016

    Monday to Sunday
: 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Public Holidays: 10am to 6pm

    28th January 2016 25th April 2016

    Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 4pm (Last tickets sold 3:30pm)

    Saturday, Sunday & Public Holidays: 10:00am to 6:00pm

    Tickets can be purchased on the day with cash only.

    For more information on this upcoming event, please visit

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    When: 26th December 2015 to 25th April 2016
    Where: Frankston Waterfront, 510N Nepean Highway VIC 3199
    Cost: $10 - $42
    Your Comment
    I missed out last year but the zoo theme is very tempting.
    by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|8093) 1956 days ago
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