BY POPULAR DEMAND Erth’s widely acclaimed and sell out show Dinosaur Petting Zoo is heading back to the Western Australian Museum for a second season! Performances showing at the Maritime Museum in Fremantle for the October school holidays in 2012!
Dinosaur Petting Zoo is an experiential theatre performance which features a cast of large-scale Australian dinosaur puppets brought to life by sophisticated design, electronics and theatrical presentation. These amazingly life-like dinosaur recreations are developed in consultation with palaeontologists, based on current science and specialist interpretations of dinosaur fossil evidence. Erth’s dinosaur puppets stimulate the imagination about dinosaur life in a way that connects children to the real science of palaeontology.
Dinosaurs include the carnivore Australovenator, known from a Queensland discovery of the most complete meat-eating dinosaur skeleton found in Australia to date and the mighty titanosaur, a long-necked dinosaur whose relatives were some of the heaviest creatures to walk the Earth. Making a return are cute baby dinosaurs and Leaellynasaura, a small graceful dinosaur with beautiful big eyes!
The format of a petting zoo allows for this performance to engage the audience in an experiential and educational framework borrowed from zoos: the ‘live animal display’. This means that children are able to get close to some of these creatures, and experience the scale and sense of movement that we would expect from these often large and majestic creatures. Erth’s dinosaurs display ‘animal behaviour’ with all of the responsiveness, unpredictability and dynamic intelligence of being controlled by a live performer! Opportunities to pet, feed and interact with dinosaurs are all part of the show, and makes this a truly interactive, magical and inspiring experience for people of all ages (recommended for ages 5 and above).
|Performance + Maritime Museum Entry^||$20.00||$14.00||$15.00||$59.00|
|Maritime Museum Entry Only||$10.00||$3.00||$5.00||$22.00|
* event recommended for ages 5+
** Includes 2 adults + 2 children or 1 adults + 3 children
^Additional entry charges apply for entry to Museum galleries and exhibitions. When purchasing combined tickets visitors receive 50% off General Museum entry standard prices. Excludes Submarine and submarine joint ticket purchases.
School Holiday Season
Please click on the session time to make a booking for that particular show.
|Day||10am Show||12pm Show||2pm Show||4pm Show|
|Mon 1 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Tue 2 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Wed 3 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Thu 4 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Fri 5 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Sat 6 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Sun 7 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Mon 8 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Tue 9 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Wed 10 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Thu 11 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Fri 12 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Sat 13 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
|Sun 14 Oct||10.00am||12.00pm||2.00pm||4.00pm|
Western Australian Museum – Maritime
Peter Hughes Drive
Victoria Quay, Fremantle, 6160
Information Desk - (08) 9431 8334
If you require access for wheelchairs or mobility aids (walking frame etc) for the Dinosaur Petting Zoo performance, please identify your group and your access requirements with our Visitor Services staff upon arrival. This will allow us to arrange priority access and seating for you in a timely manner.
There is only limited pram storage available on site.
If you require access for parking of prams during performance, consider the following:
- Allow additional time in your visit plan for the day in order to address storage of your pram prior to the performance
- Please discuss with the Visitor Services staff upon arrival regarding pram storage options in order to allow us to assist you in a timely manner
- Please remove any valuables from your pram prior to arranging storage. (There are a limited number of lockers available to public for storage of valuable items onsite.)
- Be aware that due to anticipated audiences, that you must allow additional arrival time for storage of prams prior to performance otherwise arranging this may affect your ability to enter the performance for the designated starting time.
If you require any access requirements in your visiting group, please call 08 9431 8316 with any enquiries regarding this show. This will allow Museum staff to ensure that we can address your requirements and plan your visit appropriately.