Let's go on an Outback Safari these April school holidays

14 March 2017

Grab your safari hat and make your way to The Workshops Rail Museum this school holidays for hands-on animal themed activities and the exciting new exhibition A Room for Wild Animals.

From 1 to 17 April, young visitors can create their own binoculars, try their hand at colouring and collage, and follow animal tracks through the Museum.

Director of Collections, Research and Lifelong Learning Alex Hayward said Outback Safari features activities inspired by the 20 taxidermy specimens in A Room for Wild Animals and is a fantastic way for young visitors to engage with the exhibition.

“The exhibition teaches us a lot about the diversity of wildlife around the world, encouraging young minds to think about animal habitat protection and conservation,” Mr Hayward said.

Outback Safari is packed full of things for the whole family to see and do:

  • Colour and collage your favourite Australian animal at Creation Station
  • Create your own wild animal pencil topper
  • Make binoculars to take with you on safari
  • Follow the animal trail by locating and identifying animal tracks through the Museum
  • Spot the wild animals in the A Room for Wild Animals exhibition
  • Let off steam in the indoor playground Nippers Railway
  • Explore 15 larger-than-life exhibits including beautifully restored carriages, steam trains and the largest model railway of scenic Queensland

The Outback Safari program and A Room for Wild Animals exhibition are included with Museum entry:

  • Family ticket $63 (2 adults and up to 4 children)
  • Adult $21
  • Concession $18
  • Child (3-15 years) $12
  • Child (under 3 years of age) FREE
  • Annual Pass holders FREE, an annual family pass can be bought for $126

Tickets can be purchased online at theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or on-site at the Museum Ticket Office.

For more information call (07) 3432 5100 or visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au.