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School Holidays at WA Shipwrecks Museum

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Come to the WA Shipwreck Museum these school holidays
The WA Shipwreck Museum is a fascinating place to take children during the school holidays this coming year. They will have programs specially designed to entertain and hold the interest of school-age children and their adults!

The main programs are on from Saturday 5th January to Friday 1st February 2019 and include the following:

Most people are interested in these large fascinating creatures and indeed some of us have seen them migrating along our West Australian coast. This is an incredible experience and now the museum is bringing you more fascinating things to do in connection with these gigantic animals.

You can see the beautiful whale drawings done by Ross Potter and these will be on display in the new Storehouse Gallery. The occasion is the 40th anniversary of the end of whaling in Australia, and in particular, the whaling station that was situated down in our south-west in Albany.

While you are there, you will be able to make a quaint whale sun catcher or perhaps you can explore all the whale bones which are on their touch table.

You will be able to learn some fun facts in the whale memory game where you can also put together a whale puzzle. There will also be some storytelling discussions, where you can learn all about these magnificent creatures.

Whilst at the museum, they are needing help to build their whale sculpture and you could be part of this venture. The sculpture is being made of recycled plastic, which is an inventive way to use plastic! Bring along some of your own recycled materials that are white, clear or blue to add to the sculpture and watch as you see the whale come alive!

There is also some emphasis highlighting the concerns about the fact that there is more plastic floating in our oceans than there are whales in the oceans.

And now the rats have invaded the museum and they need your help to find another animal afloat. These rats are now hiding in some different and unexpected places and you can help flush them out in the Riddled with Rats trail.

Riddled with Rats trail is from 9.30 am until 5.00 pm
Whale craft and games are from 10.00 am until 2.00 pm
Storytelling is from 10.30 am

This is a FREE event and is suitable for ages 4 years and upwards. For groups of 10 or more, you will be required to make a booking by phoning 1300 134 081.

Rainbow Island is in itself an adventure! Here you will find a place which is full of stories of pirates, sailors and lost treasures.


This will be a virtual reality treasure hunt that you can go on with friends and family throughout the island where you can lay claim to as much of the mythical gold as possible! This will be presented by Frame VR.

Dates: From 7th January until 1st February 2019
Times: 10.00 am, 11.00 am, 12 noon, 1.00 pm, 2.00 pm, and 3.00 pm. This will take 30 minutes, the cost is $10 per person and it is suitable for ages 8 years and upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult and if the adult wishes to participate in this event, they must also buy a ticket.

Bookings for this are essential and you can book by phoning 1300 134 081.

Bookings can also be made here for January or here for February.
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Why? For some interesting events for the school holidays
When: From 5th January to February 2019
Where: WA Shipwreck Museum, Cliff Street, Fremantle, Western Australia, 6160
Cost: FREE and $10
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