Wallace and Gromit exhibit to teach Aussie kids about invention and intellectual property
Wallace and Gromit, the world-famous characters created by British studio Aardman Animation, are set to star in an interactive exhibition to educate children on innovation and intellectual property (IP).
Visitors to Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention will be able to explore the character’s ‘house’, view both real and imaginary innovations, learn about Australian inventors and discover how IP rights work. Both young and old will enjoy activities such as creating a smoothie recipe and logo, inventing household tools and belting out some tunes in the karaoke disco shower.
The principle sponsors, IP Australia, hope that the exhibit inspires a new generation of Australian inventors who understand IP rights and how to employ them in protecting their inventions.
Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention will be open at Scienceworks in Melbourne from the 19th of May 2012 until the 11th of November 2012, then moves to the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney where it will be open from the 12 December 2012 until the 26 May 2013.
Tickets are $19 for adults, $7.50 for concession holders and $6 for children.
For information about the Melbourne exhibit, visit the ScienceWorks’ website.
Image Copyright Aardman Animation 2012