Sand in the City

Exhibition and Shows

15 Dec 2018 to 19 May 2019

This summer, the beach comes to the National Wool Museum with Sand in the City – a playful, sand-filled, interactive installation exploring Geelong and the Surf Coast’s legendary beaches.

From 15 December 2018 to 19 May 2019, kids will be able to create sandcastles, sculptures and scenes from their imaginations or build their own beach landmarks in LEGO® using over 1.8 tonnes of sand and 300,000 LEGO® bricks.

Sand in the City is all about creativity, fun and play, with two ‘hands-in’ augmented reality sandboxes, a giant two metre high sandcastle, and models of some of the coastline’s much-loved landmarks, created by LEGO® certified builder Ryan McNaught set to entertain kids for hours.

Using over one tonne of sand, kids of all ages will be able to create sandcastles, sculptures and scenes dreamed up from their imagination.

Surrounding the interactive displays are stories and snapshots of Geelong and the Surf Coast’s shimmering coastline, with a captivating film from filmmaker Glenn Hurst, a 3D Mural by Melbourne artist, Scott Jansen, plus Geelong’s famous bollards made from LEGO® and a relaxing reading space illustrated by Australian author, Allison Lester, which will provide moments of calm, in amongst all the excitement.


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From AU$5.00

Entry is included as part of your general admission ticket to the National Wool Museum.

Event Times

15 Dec 2018 to 19 May 2019

Once Only Event


National Wool Museum

26 Moorabool Street, Geelong, 3220

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