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SCHOOL HOLIDAY ACTIVITIES

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM OF GERALDTON

MINING AND MINERALS IN THE MID WEST

2 Museum Place, Batavia Coast Marina, Geraldton

Rock into the Museum of Geraldton these school holidays to discover the vast mining and mineral treasures hidden below the surface of the Mid West!

The Mine Site Activity Centre

8-24 April | 9.30am – 3pm | Closed Good Friday          & Easter Monday

Free | All ages  | Bookings not required         

Rock into the Museum of Geraldton to discover the minerals mined in the Mid West and have an ore-some time!

Strike it Rich – Finders Keepers!

8-24 April | 9.30am – 3pm | Closed Good Friday          & Easter Monday
$3 ($2.50 per activity for families and groups of 4 or more children) | All ages

Bookings not required

Young geologists, collect your bag of dirt and take it to the sieving stations. What gemstones will you find to start your own rock collection?

Museum Trails

8-24 April | 9.30am – 3pm | Closed Good Friday          & Easter Monday
$3 ($2.50 per activity for families and groups of 4 or more children) | All ages

Bookings required for groups of 10 or more.

Three museum trails for you to unearth the marvellous minerals in the Mid West!

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM OF THE GOLDFIELDS

BUSHLAND FUN

17   Hannan Street, Kalgoorlie

Open Daily,

Enjoy learning about our beautiful bushlands while having fun at the Museum of the Goldfields. Do you know how precious bushland is? It helps stop dust storms, brings rain and makes our planet healthier.

Story scavenger hunt

8 – 23 April | 10am – 3pm | Closed Good Friday         

$3 | All ages (young children may require extra assistance)

Bookings not required

We all know the story of how Paddy Hannan found gold while walking through our amazing woodlands in what is now known as Kalgoorlie. Explore the Museum and find the clues to finish the story.

Bush book

10 – 13 April |10.30am – 12pm

18 – 21 April | 1pm – 2.30pm

$5 per child | All Ages

Limited places, bookings required by calling 9021 8533

Create a nature journal to remind you of our great outdoors and decorate it to remind you how beautiful nature can be. Get outdoors to explore the local area and discover things to record in it. What interesting natural things can be discovered around the Museum?

Picture perfect

10 – 13 April | 1pm – 2.30pm

18– 21 April | 10.30am – 12pm

$5 per child | All Ages

Limited places, bookings required by calling 9021 8533

Create a nature collage and use a magical image transfer technique to place yourself in the picture.

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS AT THE MUSEUM OF THE GREAT SOUTHERN

THE SECRET REALM OF MINI-BEASTS

Residency Road, Albany, WA 6330

The Museum of the Great Southern will be exploring the fascinating and sometimes bizarre world of insects and spiders. Discover how these tiny creatures are critical for life on Earth, are worshipped by many cultures, and could end world famine. You can also visit the exquisite 2016 Australian Geographic Nature Photographer of the Year collection.

Discovery Centre

8 – 23 April| 10am – 4.30pm & 12pm – 7pm Wednesdays |  Closed Good Friday            

$6 – butterfly feeder; $3 – bug creation; free – dragonfly, diorama mini-beast, spider

All ages | Bookings not required 

Build and decorate a beautiful beaded butterfly feeder; create a colourful dragonfly; mould a unique mini-beast for our diorama; make a freaky spider for our giant web or your own bug creation to take home. Explore the microscopic world of insect anatomy under our Micro-Eye. Observe how our live stick insects use camouflage as a defence against predators and find out how some insects help each other in many amazing ways. 

Spineless Wonders road show

Thur 20 April | 10.10am, 11.20am, 1.10pm & 2.20pm

$10 per child; accompanying adult free | Age 3 – 12 years

Bookings essential by calling 9841 4844 

Experience the incredible world of insects and spiders with the Spineless Wonders crew. See magnificent invertebrates and get hands-on with live mini-beasts. There are only four sessions which run for one hour, so don’t miss out!

Mini museum

Tue 11 and 18 April | 10.30am – 11.30am

 $7 | Age 5 – 12 years

Bookings essential by calling 9841 4844 

Create a mini museum piece in our guided workshop. Display your handcrafted, jewelled, mini-beast in a creative environment under a glass specimen jar.

Dazzling dragonflies

Thur 13 April & Fri 21 April | 10.30am – 11.30am

 $7 |  7 – 12 years

Bookings essential by calling 9841 4844 

In a guided workshop create a delightful dragonfly using iridescent beads, embossing foil and coloured wire. Display yours as a piece of eye catching jewellery or a cool hanging ornament.