Thursday, January 26, 2012
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Monday, January 23, 2012
Celebrate the Year of the Dragon with family and friends in the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
There's something for everyone, including fun activities for kids, enlightening talks on Chinese culture and insightful demonstrations.
Don't miss the open weekend on Saturday 21 January and Sunday 22 January when entry to the Garden is free for everyone.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
From 21st Jan, to celebrate the arrival of three new penguin chicks, we're going to party penguin style with lots of fun activities and things to do including extra penguin talks and feeds all day every day, face painting, cuddly penguin characters and interactive penguin science stations!
PLUS we're going to give YOU the chance to name our three new baby penguins! And if you give us the best name suggestions, you'll not only get the honour of naming all three of our new residents but you'll also win a VIP behind-the-scenes tour including a penguin feed and a penguin prize pack!
Get everyone together to celebrate Australia Day at Darling Harbour with a huge day of free entertainment including the official NSW Australia Day Spectacular.
The Village Green, Darling Quarter
11.30am - 4.30pm
Join Playschool star Jay Laga'aia, indigenous musical group Circular Rhythm, ARIA Award-winning children's show Chrissy's Island Family and energetic African musicians Afro Beats.
World Music and Dance Program
12 noon - 6pm
Six hours of the best world music featuring the energy and rhythm of Afro Moses and Moses O'Jah; Celtic favourites and originals from Seltic Sirens; Assyrian party music from Azadoota; and gypsy, Cuban and Zimbabwean dance music courtesy of Marsala.
Australia Day Spectacular
7pm - 9pm
The biggest event on the NSW Australia Day calendar! Includes address from the Governor of NSW, boat parades, an action-packed Water Police rescue, culminating in a breathtaking symphony of light, sound, music and fireworks.
Circus Oz is steamrolling into Sydney this January with their special brand of madness and fooling around in the unconventional and fantastical world of Steampunk.Darling Harbour Australia Day - FREE
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
The measuring session was undertaken by senior aquarists to ensure the giant crab - who we affectionately call Sake - is settling in well and growing at a healthy rate - and the results were Claw-some!
With a leg span of 1.5 meters, the crab has grown 15cm since his arrival, which is even more than the full size of its crustacean neighbour in the CLAWS exhibit, the Red Bait Crab.
And as Sake is still just a teenager, we expect him to grow even bigger to reach his full potential size of four metres! So make sure you bring the family to see him these school holidays - before he's big enough to eat small children!
And remember, we welcomed 4 incredible new Smalltooth Sawfish at Sydney Aquarium these school holidays, and together with the Japanese Spider Crabs they form SAWS and CLAWS - an awesome joint-creature feature.