How to Move a Zoo Exhibition at Museum of Sydney

  • Sat Nov 20 2021 - Sun Apr 24 2022
  • Kids
  • From: $12.00

Join the parade of animals in a new interactive family exhibition at the Museum of Sydney!

In 1916, hundreds of animals left Moore Park Zoo and travelled through the city and across Sydney Harbour to their new home at Taronga Zoological Park.

From a 4-ton elephant named Jessie, to kangaroos, lions and cockatoos, animals big and small made this extraordinary journey to a new life in one of the world’s most beautiful zoos.

Gather the family and discover this amazing Sydney story in a new exhibition featuring dynamic and immersive digital experiences, fact-filled displays and fun craft.

Specially commissioned illustrations, coupled with rarely seen historical photographs from the NSW State Archives Collection, re-create this incredible story in a playful, thought-provoking interactive exhibition.

Where:     Museum of Sydney
When:      20 November 2021 – 24 April 2022
Cost:        Adult $15, Child $12, Family $38, Free for Under 5’s and Sydney Living Museums members.
Age:         Recommended for ages 3+    

Presented by Sydney Living Museums in collaboration with the NSW State Archives. 

Enjoy unlimited free entry – become a Sydney Living Museums member.

Book tickets via the Sydney Living Museums website.

Illustrations © olliedavisillustrations 2021

Related Events

Sydney Living Museums has plenty of school holiday fun on offer. Keep and eye out for further details about their line up of zoo animal crafts, workshops and more. 

Vaucluse House: 13–30 January 2022
Elizabeth Farm:  22–23 April 2022
NSW Parliament House: 8 February – 3 March 2022. A Tale of Two Zoos: Photographs from NSW State Archives.

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