Virtual LEGO® fun for the International Day of Friendship!
LEGOLAND® Discovery Centre is honouring the International Day of Friendship on Thursday 30 July with virtual activities to inspire kids to build, create and play with their friends from the comfort and safety of their own home.
Melbourne’s biggest indoor LEGO® playground may be currently closed to the public but that hasn’t stopped them from encouraging kids to enjoy virtual LEGO activities with their friends this week by launching a creative build competition, hosting live streams and providing a free gift with online retail purchases.
In celebration of International Day of Friendship, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is asking children to create a LEGO masterpiece that is inspired by one of their friendships. Whether it be a LEGO incarnation of an activity they miss doing with friends or a recreation of their best buddy as a Minifigure, the team is calling on kids to upload a photo of their masterpiece on the LEGOLAND Discovery Centre Facebook page and describe what makes this friendship special.
Entrants will be in the running to win two family passes to LEGOLAND Discovery Centre so their family and their friend’s family can both enjoy a fun-filled day out once restrictions ease and the attraction reopens to the public.
Master Model Builder Kieran Jiwa will also be hosting two live workshops on Facebook so children can build along at the same time as their friends! On Tuesday 28 July at 4pm Kieran will show kids how to create a pair of LEGO microphones and on Sunday 2 August at 11am Kieran will teach viewers how to build two little ducks. Little builders can download the activity packs from the website in advance to ensure they have their ducks in a row before the workshop!
The retail store at LEGOLAND Discovery Centre, which remains open both at Chadstone Shopping Centre and online, is offering a free gift with purchase on a range of friendship-inspired LEGO sets. From 30 July – 2 August, anyone who spends over $50 on the LEGO Friends range, LEGO Ideas Central Perk set or the LEGO Dots range will receive a free Friendship Minibuild!
For further information about LEGOLAND Discovery Centre’s celebrations for International Day of Friendship, visit: melbourne.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au/celebrate-friendship-day
Located at Chadstone Shopping Centre, LEGOLAND Discovery Centre is the ultimate indoor LEGO playground featuring a giant LEGO model of Melbourne, various build and play zones, two rides, a 4D cinema, retail store and much more! The LEGOLAND Discovery Centre attraction is currently closed to the public, however, the retail store remains open. You can also visit the online retail store at shop.legolanddiscoverycentre.com.au to get LEGO delivered straight to your door.
Seeking Junior Penguin Keepers!
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium launches a FREE online program for kids with a passion for penguins!
During ISO 2.0 Kids with a keen interest in marine life can deep dive into the world of penguins by taking part in SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s new Junior Penguin Keepers program!
The series of free online resources gives primary school-aged children the opportunity to learn about life as a penguin keeper through downloadable worksheets, quizzes, live streams and interviews with experienced team members.
Along the way children will discover fascinating facts about the two sub-Antarctic penguin species at the aquarium – elegant King penguins and playful Gentoo penguins – and the wonderful team who care for them.
Created for kids who simply love animals or are interested in exploring a career in marine biology or zoology, the program will delve into penguin breeding cycles, eating habits, enrichment and veterinary care.
Aspiring Junior Penguin Keepers can get involved through SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s website and Facebook page. The free resources are available to individual children or virtual classrooms and all kids will receive a Junior Penguin Keeper certificate at the end of the six-week program!
The interactive activities and educational content will be posted on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 27 July to 3 September 2020, however, there’s no need to worry if you miss the start date as you can waddle in at any time throughout the six-week period.
Check out the resources at www.melbourneaquarium.com.au/junior-keeper and www.facebook.com/melbourneaquarium