23 April 2019

Thousands of visitors take the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy a record 20,000 eggs

| Glynis Quinlan
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The Great Easter Egg Trail took participants on a journey through Australia’s political history which finished with 20,000 Easter eggs. Photos: Supplied by MoAD.

Thousands of visitors flocked to the Museum of Australian Democracy (MoAD) on Easter Sunday to take part in the Great Easter Egg Trail and enjoy some of the 20,000 Easter eggs on offer – the most in the event’s history.

The popular event at Old Parliament House saw participants taken on a journey through Australia’s political history as they discovered 17 of the museum’s exhibitions and heritage spaces.

Museum Experience Manager, Toni Dam, said that the Great Easter Egg Trail allows visitors to view democracy through a new lens.

“Four new trails were created this year around the theme of curiosity, discovery and openness,” said Ms Dam.

“Historical facts were turned into clues to encourage visitors to explore the iconic Old Parliament House and solve a riddle.

“The Great Easter Egg Trail is a family event that gives people the opportunity to discover and learn at MoAD in a fun and meaningful way.”

As visitors discovered the answers to the trail, they also learnt some important facts about Australian democracy, including who Australia’s first indigenous Senator was, and how Australia helped create the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

After solving the riddle and completing the trail, children were then rewarded with some of the 20,000 Easter eggs on offer.

There were also games and activities in the courtyards to entertain families including two pop up craft activities, Curiosity Street and Kaleidoscope Cubby. Other fun activities included a giant Lego Zone, large scale dominoes and hula hoops.

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