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* Hudsons Cafe * Botanical Bookshop
Open 8.30 am -- 5.00 pm daily
Clunies Ross Street (next to Telstra Tower)
02 6250 9540
AUSTRALIA'S PLANTS, AUSTRALIA'S GARDEN
Immerse yourself in the colours, scents and textures
during springtime at the Gardens
Walk across Australia from coast to coast and experience
spectactular floral displays in the world's largest collection
of Australian native plants
Join a free Guided Walk for a unique insight into
Australia's Plants, Australia's Garden
11 am & 2 pm daily (bookings not required)
Events during Spring
Celebrate Our Wattle exhibition and public programs 1 Sept -- 11 Oct
• Floriade events including Breakfast with the Birds 12 Sept -- 11 Oct
• School Holiday Sessions 28 Sept -- 9 Oct
For a full program of our Spring events visit www.anbg.gov.au for phone 02 6250 9540
Where: Questacon, King
Edward Terrace, Parkes
When: Until January 2011
Open: Daily from 9am-5pm
Cost: Adults $18, Children
$11.50, Concession $13
Phone: 02 6270 2800
your visual perceptions are turned into a
Professor Graham Durant is the
director at Questacon, and this colourful
Ames Room is one of his personal
"The incredible distorted 'Ames Room'
is a real highlight for both young and
old," Professor Durant said.
"Visitors enter the room and watch
themselves grow taller or shorter as they
walk from one end to the other. The
sloping walls and floors of the room cause
children to appear as if they tower over
"Many visitors leave the exhibition asking
themselves if they really will trust what their
mind tells them in future," he said.
If you are ready to question, learn and
ponder all that you know while learning
about science the fun way, a world of
illusions await the entire family.
Perception Deception will open your eyes
to the world inside your mind and will
run until January 2011.
By Louise Irwin
FASCINATING: (Left) Explore the two different illusions of texture weight and size weight.
(Right) Watch the spinning disk and see it expand before your eyes.
Photos by Holly Treadaway.
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