Museum of the Great Southern Education Programs

Caption: Students completing an education program at the Museum of the Great Southern.
Image courtesy WA Museum 

Self-guided Experience

Visit our galleries or visit the Discover Centre ($1 per student*) or Brig Amity ($1 per student*).

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (08) 9841 4844..

*Teachers and accompanying parents free.


Bring the Museum into your Classroom

Outreach Programs

Some of our facilitated programs are available to schools as part of our Outreach services. These programs are marked with an (*).

Loan Collection

The Museum of the Great Southern has a fascinating collection of items available for loan.


Facilitated Programs

These programs are led by our Education Officers and Menang Noongar presenters.

Programs cost between $2 - $6 per student (GST inclusive).

K -3 Programs run for approximately 1 hour. Years 4 - 7 programs run for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours.

Bookings are essential and can be made by calling (08) 9841 4844.

If a facilitated program is cancelled within 14 days of the scheduled visit, you will still be required to pay the full price of the excursion.

Pirate Mania (Years K - 2)

Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding.

Prepare yourself for some skulduggery. Hunt for treasure, swab the decks and say “Aaargh!”

Meet the Locals (Years K - 2)*

Curriculum links: Science understanding; Biological sciences.

Get up close and personal with our native wildlife. A highly interactive introduction to the biology, habits and dreaming stories of creatures such as the Kwilla (dolphin), the Yonga (kangaroo) and many more. Full list on website.

This program is also available to schools as part of our Outreach service.

Beach Walk Discoveries (Years K - 2)*

Curriculum links: Biological sciences; Science inquiry skills; Questioning and predicting.

Join us at the beach to discover unique and unusual sea life. Discover native beach foods and learn how to find fresh water.

This program is also available to schools as part of our Outreach service.

Crabapple’s Classroom (Year 2)

Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding.

Explore the past and discover what school was like for your great-grandparents.

We Dig Dinosaurs (Year 2)*

Curriculum links: Science inquiry skills.

Dig, chisel and discover hidden fossils. Learn how to survey a grid and identify your finds.

Graduate as a junior palaeontologist, and you might take home a real fossil for your school!

This program is also available to schools as part of our Outreach service.

WWI Schoolroom (Years 3 - 6)

Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding.

Discover what a country school was like during the Great War 1914-1918 and how children helped the war effort.

Djildjit Harvest - Noongar Fish Traps Story (Years 3 - 6)

Curriculum links: Science as a human endeavour; Cross curriculum priorities;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Discover the ancient technologies of the Oyster Harbour Fish traps and the Djildjit (fish) harvest of long ago.

Caring for Boodja (Land) (Years 3 - 6)*

Curriculum links: Science as a human endeavour; Cross curriculum priorities;
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures.

Explore a mix of Aboriginal culture, science and technology through local Menang bush tucker, tool making, Koornt (shelter) building, the six seasons and sustainability.

This program is also available to schools as part of our Outreach service.

Sydney to Sound (Years 3 - 7)

Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding.

Live the life of a convict sent to King George Sound to start the first European settlement in Western Australia and learn how they met the Menang people for the first time.

The Age of Sail (Years 4 - 6)

Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding.

Come aboard the Brig Amity and experience the life of a sailor. Swab the decks and drink lime juice to ward off scurvy.

Keeping in Touch (Years 5 - 6)

Curriculum links: Historical knowledge and understanding.

Learn Semaphore and Morse Code, and explore other communication technologies used during WW1. Why were letters from loved ones considered to be the greatest gift for soldiers?

Who Dunnart? (Years 5 - 6)*

Curriculum links: Science inquiry skills.

Use forensic science to solve our wildlife murder mystery.

This program is also available to schools as part of our Outreach service.

Look What They’ve Done to My Mummy! (Years 6 - 7)

Curriculum links: Science as a human endeavour; Historical knowledge and understanding.

Discover the mysteries of ancient Egyptian art of mummification.


Travelling Exhibition - Puṉuku Tjukurpa

Punuku Tjukurpa is an exhibition of works from the Maruku Arts archive at Mutitjulu near Uluru in the Northern Territory. It features punu and walka boards created by three generations of Anangu (central and western desert people) from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, Ngaatjatjarra Lands and Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

In Punuku Tjukurpa, Anangu share their culture, knowledge and the Law that forms the basis for the intricate designs and markings and the stories that accompany them.

Visit the exhibition page for further details and free downloadable education resources.