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How to Move a Zoo Exhibition at Museum of Sydney

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.

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Meet the animals who made the journey to Taronga Zoo more than 100 years ago.


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.

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Create an animal mask in the Museum of Sydney's 'How To Move A Zoo' activity hub.


Where:     Museum of Sydney
When:      20 November 2021 – 24 April 2022
Cost:        Free entry on Friday nights (5pm–8pm) and weekends. General entry: Child $12, Adult $15, Family $38. Members and children under 5 are free
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

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