Animalia in Sand

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See all the creatures from Animalia brought to life in humble sand

Many children in Australia learnt their ABCs with a little help from Animalia. The elaborately illustrated picture book by Graeme Base takes readers on an alliterate, zoological journey through the alphabet, from aardvarks to zebras. 

Now you can see the pages from Animalia brought to life in sand. Sand Sculpting Australia has taken inspiration from the beloved kids book and turned all 26 pages from the animal alphabet into massive sand sculptures. 

This is the first time that Animalia has been recreated in sand, with 15 sand sculptors from around the world using more than 3,500 tonnes of sand to create the works. The sandy sculptures also feature an augmented reality component. Using an app, guests can discover hidden stories about each creature, by scanning the accompanying sign. 

Animalia in Sand is on now until the end of April at Boneo Discovery Park on the Mornington Peninsula. In addition to the exhibition, the park also has pedal boats, adventure activities, workshops and ten hectares of wetlands and nature trails to explore.

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