Animalia in Sand | Sand Sculpting Exhibition

Animalia in Sand | Sand Sculpting ExhibitionAnimalia in Sand | Sand Sculpting Exhibition

Sand Sculpting Australia and Boneo Discovery Park present


- the world's first Sand Sculpting Exhibition with augmented reality technology -

Animalia in Sand brings to life the much-loved classic children's book by Graeme Base through 26 giant sand sculptures created by some of the world's most renowned sand sculptors. See the sculptures come alive through our innovative sand and screen immersive experience.

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.

Over 3,500 tonnes of sand has been transformed into all our favourite Animalia characters; from Ingenious Iguanas to Vaudeville Ventriloquist Vultures. Fifteen award-winning sculptors from around the globe have worked for over 450 hours collectively to bring the exhibition to life along the wetlands and lush garden pathways.

The exhibition is complemented by an augmented reality app with each of the 26 sculptures having an augmented reality sign that brings the characters to life.

Download and Win!

Before you come and visit us download the app for a chance to win.

Not only will the app make your visit to Animalia in Sand more interactive and exciting but you will go into the draw to win the best weekend ever on the Mornington Peninsula.

The prize is valued at over $1000 and includes family passes to the Peninsula Hot Springs and Arthurs Seat Eagle as well as lunch at St Andrews Beach Brewery and accommodation at Moonah on Forbes Beach House.

The app experience starts before you even arrive with AR posters that display 3D animal animations on your phone or tablet and interactive options to view videos or buy tickets makes finding information fun and easy.

When you arrive at our ANIMALIA in Sand exhibition the full app experience begins, with each sculpture having its own AR signboard that brings 3D animal animation to life on your screen. The app also provides fun and exciting interactive elements with a ‘find the boy' activity and ability to take an AR selfie to share with friends and family. The app has links to video and special behind the scene footage.



Adult 17 years + $15
Child / Senior $12
Under 3 Free

Add on Activities
Sand Art $8
Mini Golf $10pp
Bungee Tramps $5
Rock Wall $5
Carousel $3
Mini Train $3
Unlimited Ride Wristband $15

When & Where

Date/s: Saturday 14th December 2019 - Thursday 30th April 2020

Times: 10am - 5pm

Venue || Location

 Boneo Discovery Park  Events 2 Events
⊜ 695 Limestone Road Fingal | Map
Boneo Discovery Park695 Limestone Road, Fingal, , 3939
✆ Event: 03 5988 6385 | Venue: 5988 6385

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