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Some very interesting events for your children
Summer school holidays are here and the WA Museum is catering for school children by putting on events that will keep children amused and learning for hours.
These events will be on from Saturday 5th January until Sunday 27th January 2019. From 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, the Discovery Zone will be ready for a range of space-related activities, from meteorites right through to constellations.
Visit the Western Australian Museum's Discovery Zone at the State Library, where you can explore a fun space invented especially for the young and the curious!
In this zone, you will be able to touch and see objects from Western Australia and around the world as you learn about dinosaur tracks, meteorites and the night sky. You can even reconstruct replica shipwreck artefacts and so much more these school holidays!
The Discovery Zone is a unique space for children and their families to enjoy a museum experience right in the middle of the Perth Cultural Centre.
Perhaps you have sometimes wondered just exactly what a falling star is? Or how are planets actually formed? If you attend these events, you can find out these and more answers to your questions!
The events are FREE and are suitable for all ages.
MAKE YOUR OWN CONSTELLATION
Here you can learn all about constellations by making your very own one. Your special creation will start to glow in the dark, so each night it will be visible and you can show it off to your friends and family.
You can take this lesson each day from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm.
STORIES IN THE SKY
It is quite a well-known fact that Australian Aboriginal people are considered to be the oldest astronomers in the world. Over the years, their knowledge has provided some very important clues to our ancient past.
At Stories in the Sky, you will be able to find out about these fascinating stories and hear all about these ancient astronomers and their predictions.
This will be on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10.30 am.
HOW ARE PLANETS FORMED
Planets are made of rock, gases, water... and plasticine? Plasticine - well, here they will be! This will be great fun in this imaginative hands-on activity that will teach you all about our solar system from a very different and entertaining angle!
This will be on right throughout the day and times will vary, so check times out on the day.
Craters - at this workshop there will be questions asked such as: what shape do you think a meteorite is? Or what size hole will a meteorite make? Is it really possible that just one meteorite wiped out all the dinosaurs?
Learn all about these and other fascinating meteor-facts – you will even be able to touch a real meteorite from Mars!
This will be on throughout the day, and times will vary, so check out the times on the day.
And all these events are FREE once you get into the WA Museum, so make sure you make a day to take the children to at least one of these events.