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Glow Tour - Family Friendly

Price $20 – $40 AUD + BF Get Tickets

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Venue : Hobart Rivulet, Meet at Hamlet

Dates: 8 August 2024, 13 August 2024

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Glowing flora and fauna are among Tasmania's most spectacular natural wonders. Pink-glowing possums, green-glowing wallabies, blue-glowing sugar gliders, plus technicolour owls, flowers, and fungi! Join Dr Lisa Gershwin on this truly unforgettable experience. Lisa will share the glowing world with you through fascinating stories and show you how to get great photos to surprise your friends. Plus, you might even spot a platypus!

We will explore a safe forested parkland, in walking distance from Hobart’s CBD, in search of glowing marsupials, birds, flowers, and other species. The long and narrow shape of this splendid park naturally concentrates the animals, and because it is frequented by walkers and cyclists, the animals are less timid than in more remote settings, allowing us to watch them. Lisa will supply the ultraviolet (UV) torches and the natural history narrative, while nature will supply the wonder and awe. 

Bring warm clothes and a sense of adventure and curiosity. And definitely bring a camera

This family-friendly tour is suitable for kids approximately 6 and over (but you know your kids best). We will ask that everyone stay with the group and not run ahead, as the animals will get scared and hide. 

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More about Beaker Street Festival 
Beaker Street Festival is a week-long celebration of science and art in Lutruwita/Tasmania each August. Now in its eighth year, Beaker Street Festival promises a mix of wonder, flavour, and scientifically proven fun. The Festival invites adults from all walks of life to delve into today’s hottest topics with a packed program of science-infused entertainment and discussions, while experiencing the best of Tasmanian environments and culture. View the entire program at 

AUGUST 6-13 2024

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