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Ever wondered what your favourite tree was thinking? Are there crazy creatures living in the Hamilton Botanic Gardens or maybe even a whole hidden world? Now’s your chance to find out!

Create fantastical creatures in interactive workshops then find them hiding in the Gardens as part of a special Halloween-themed event! 

In this fantastic part laboratory, part performance and all imagination workshop, Arena Theatre Co. and HPAC invite you to use cutting-edge technology to create unique creatures that will come to life as part of a fun, free family-friendly event.

Existing between the digital and the real, this one-off opportunity empowers participants to bring to life the places and objects around them. Using the Arena team’s extensive experience, an immersive and fun space is created that seamlessly blends nature and technology.

WORKSHOPS: Look for inspiration in our natural surrounds to turn into your monster! Snap photos of trees, plants or man-made structures then work with the tech experts to create an augmented reality creature that moves, talks and shares stories!

Tue 26 to Fri 29 Oct, Schools 11am-12pm, Public 4-5pm. Hamilton Performing Arts Centre Function Room. $10 per participant, book session time below.

 HUNT: Workshops will be followed by an epic Halloween Hunt in the Hamilton Botanic Gardens on Saturday 30 October, where you can ‘hunt’ for the creatures with your phone or tablet, discovering other treats, surprises and activities on the way! From spooky story time to creative art workshops and even healthy snacks, this is a family-friendly event not to be missed!

Sat 30 Oct, 2-4pm. Hamilton Botanic Gardens. Free event, numbers limited to ensure it’s COVIDSafe, please book your spot below.

MOVIE: There’s a special movie screening of Monsters Inc at the Hamilton Cinema following the hunt, with free popcorn for those who have found all of the monsters!

Sun 30 Oct, 4.45pm. $5 per person, capacity limits apply. Book by calling the Hamilton Cinema on (03) 5573 0472.


The workshops, hunt and movie will take place as COVIDsafe events for all ages and abilities in line with current restrictions – book your spot via the links below and notify us of special requirements when booking: 

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