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posted 08/01/2019

Community Billboard – 8 January to 15 January 2019

This weekly community billboard is proudly sponsored by the City of Sydney’s Plan for the future – Sydney 2030 – making our city more green, global and connected.

Day and Night on the Reef

Experience the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef at Sea Life Sydney Aquarium’s brand new exhibit, Day and Night on the Reef. Set entirely on the reef as it transitions through night to day, it is the largest Great Barrier Reef exhibit in the world.

The new exhibit uses state of the art technology to deliver a totally unique, interactive experience. Walk across bioluminescent beaches, journey through jellyfish garden and witness the phenomenon of coral spawning on the glowing night time reef.

As the sun rises, travel through the heart of a busy and brightly coloured day time reef to meet our new marine turtles. In an interactive show, encounter a nesting turtle on an indoor beach and help guide baby hatchlings safely into the seas. Along the way you’ll meet marine turtles, reef sharks and saw fish, as well as over 500 other beautiful sea creatures and tropical fish. Guests will also learn about the changes we can make to protect Australia’s greatest natural wonder.

Where
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
1-5 Wheat Road, Sydney
When
Every day, 9.30am to 6pm
Thursday 20 December 2018 to Tuesday 29 January 2019

Cost
Adult (16+): $36.80
Child ( 4-15): $26.40
Under 3: Free

Whales | Tohorā

Discover the giants of the ocean
Come eye-to-eye with the world’s largest animals!

Dive into the immersive Whales | Tohorā exhibition that brings the incredible world of whales to life at the Australian Museum.

Presenting the latest cetacean research from the international scientific community, Whales | Tohorā explores the diversity, biology and adaptation of whales to life in our oceans. The exhibition celebrates the role of whales in South Pacific Islanders’ rich cultural history.

Exhibition highlights:

Be enthralled by the sheer variety, size and scale of whale skeletons, including the 18m skeleton of a Bull Sperm Whale
Walk through a life-sized heart of a Blue Whale
Hear a symphony of whale noises in the sound chamber
Enjoy breathtaking live footage from the deep ocean
Get hands-on and touch the vertebra and rib of a fin whale
Uncover the rich whale-riding stories and traditions of the Māori culture

Created by the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.

Where: Australian Museum
Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney
Ground floor

When: Every day, 9.30am to 5pm
Saturday 20 October 2018 to Sunday 28 April 2019

Cost
Adult: $27.00
Children (5-15): $14.00
Children (0-4 years): Free
Concession: $22.00
Family (2 Adults + up to 3 children): $72.00
Family (1 Adult + up to 3 children): $49.00

Code a bot: Sustainable Superpowers!

Roboters’ sustainable superpowers are unmatched in this half day workshop full of fun individual and team challenges.
Ages 7-10 years

Whales and other sea creatures need your help! Plastics are polluting the oceans and we need you in charge of programming LEGO WeDo Robots to collect and sort rubbish before it enters our waterways.

Kids will construct their own models and use code to bring them to life!

Presented in partnership with Code a Bot, empowering kids to ask insightful questions, explore technology boundaries, and confront conventional ways of thinking.

Where: Australian Museum
Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney

When
Tuesday 15 January 2019 from 10am to 12.30pm
Wednesday 16 January 2019 from 10am to 12.30pm
Thursday 24 January 2019 from 10am to 12.30pm
Tuesday 15 January 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Wednesday 16 January 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm
Thursday 24 January 2019 from 2pm to 4.30pm

Cost
Child Member: $40.00
Child Non-Member: $47.00

Destination Sydney: Re-imagined

Showcasing artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a destination for creative endeavours.
Destination Sydney: Re-imagined is the 2nd exhibition in a series of collaborations between Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Mosman Art Gallery and the National Trust’s S. H. Ervin Gallery. It follows in the footsteps of the jointly presented and highly successful exhibition, Destination Sydney in 2015. Destination Sydney was unprecedented in its achievement and showcased artworks responding to the theme of Sydney as a destination for creative endeavours.

Destination Sydney: Re-imagined returns to the subject of Sydney as a source of inspiration for so many artists who have been drawn to its unrivalled landscapes. The exhibition will present the work of nine major Australian artists whose contributions have become synonymous with the landscape of Sydney.

Artists at Mosman include Roy de Maistre, Robert Klippel and Michael Johnson.
Manly Art Gallery & Museum artists: Ethel Carrick Fox, Ken Done and Adrian Feint.
S. H. Ervin Gallery artists: Nicholas Harding, Jeffrey Smart and Wendy Sharpe.

Where: Mosman Art Gallery
Art Gallery Way and Myahgah Road, Mosman

When: Every day, 10am to 5pm
Tuesday 8 January to Sunday 17 March 2019

Cost: Free

Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year 2018

Witness nature at its most dramatic, graceful and unexpected. This stunning collection of breathtaking photographs celebrates the natural beauty and heritage of the Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and New Guinea bioregions.

The Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year exhibition showcases the timing, patience, artistry and technique of professional, emerging and junior photographers. They capture spectacular moments in time.

Beyond offering us the opportunity of beholding the beauty of our region’s wildlife and landscapes, the exhibition is a provocation to witness and contemplate today’s environmental challenges.

Where: Australian Museum
Cnr William & College Streets, Sydney

When
Every day, 9.30am to 5pm
Friday 24 August 2018 to Monday 28 January 2019

Cost
Adult: $21.00
Concession: $16.00
Children 5-15 years old: $4.00
Children 0-4 years: Free
Family (2 Adults, up to 3 Children): $46.00
Family (1 Adult, up to 3 Children): $25.00

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