Secrets revealed at the Wizards & Witches Express

08 June 2010

Children will discover the facts behind the fantasy at The Workshops Rail Museum’s winter school holiday program, Wizards & Witches Express, 19 June – 18 July.

The event focuses on the science behind the magical, the mysterious, and animal mythology.

Daily activities will also include storytelling with The Workshops Wizard, the Magical Model Railway, screenings of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, wand-making, dress-ups and puzzles in the Garden of Learning, and the Starlight Labyrinth.

The event also encompasses the Spooky Science Day on 8 July where children are invited to dress up as their favourite spooky character, and special guest TV’s Dr Rob from SCOPE and CSIRO Education, will delight and inform budding scientists with loads of cool experiments and demonstrations.

Director of The Workshops Rail Museum, Andrew Moritz said the event aimed to combine magic and fun with science and environmental awareness.

“Children will learn more about some typically mythical creatures such as snakes and spiders at the Sorcerer’s School Creature Comfort Workshops and find out how to look after the environment to protect their habitat,” Mr Moritz said.

The Wizards & Witches Express Steam Train will run on 7 July, taking passengers on a memorable journey from Roma Street Station to The Workshops Rail Museum for the Wizards & Witches Express event, returning to Brisbane by coach (bus). Bookings are essential.

Picnic Hampers are also available on both the Steam Train and Spooky Science days (7 and 8 July respectively) and must be pre-booked.

The Workshops Rail Museum is part of the Queensland Museum and is winner of Australian and Queensland Tourism Awards for Heritage and Cultural Tourism.

For further information, Steam Train bookings, picnic hamper orders and ticket prices, visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au or phone the Wizards & Witches Express Hotline on (07) 3432 5196.

Media Contact: Glenn Price 3432 5100 or 0407 128 995

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