Experience our Experience Centre online
30 Apr 2020
While the Cross River Rail Experience Centre has been closed due to COVID-19, our education team have shifted to online experiences to help school children learn more about the project.
One popular example of this has been our Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM) augmented reality colouring sheet.
Children can download the sheet from the Cross River Rail website, print it out and then let their creativity loose, choosing colours and a design for their very own TBM.
Then download and use the FREE Weaver Augmented Reality App to scan their colourful creation and see the personalied TBM come to life and dig a tunnel.
Lego fans and tomorrow’s urban planners can also join in the fun by downloading and printing the ‘City of Tomorrow’ placemat, then use Lego to put together their ideas for rebuilding our Albert Street station site.
Over 500 people have downloaded these activities so far and more will be added throughout the school term. Parents are also finding these activities for keeping kids occupied during COVID-19, while we are all still encouraged to stay home as much as possible.
Coming up in May, our Experience Centre team will also be livestreaming a range of interesting seminars and activities to celebrate National Archaeology Week. There will be content of interest to all ages, providing a unique opportunity to share in the discoveries Cross River Rail has been making whilst excavating multiple worksites across the city.
Earlier this year we ran a highly-successful Holiday Workshops program which saw almost every session fully booked. The team are working on a range of sessions for when the Experience Centre reopens.
Once Term 3 rolls along, we look forward to welcoming school groups into the Experience Centre to participate in our Education Program sessions and workshops, developed to offer curriculum-related activities which relate to the construction of Queensland’s largest infrastructure project. To find out more, you can get in touch here.