School Holidays at the Museum of the Great Southern

Sat 13 Apr 2019Sun 28 Apr 2019

10:00am4:00pm

Museum of the Great Southern


All Roads Lead to Rome!

Immerse yourself in the life of ancient Rome at the Museum of Geraldton these school holidays.

Discover the innovations and inventions that set the Roman Empire apart from the rest of the world, many of which we still use today!

Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World

See the wonders of ancient Rome brought to life! Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World is a family-friendly, interactive exhibition of incredible Roman machines, art, and technology.

Dates: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 21 July
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Adult $15; Concession $10; Child $10
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required


Discovery Centre

Explore what everyday life in ancient Rome was like in the All Roads Lead to Rome! discovery zone, a fun interactive area where you can dress-up like the Romans, build Roman arches and play Roman games!

Dates: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: Free
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

  • Counting with Roman numerals: Test your counting skills using the original Roman system of numbers.
  • What did the Romans ever achieve?: Identify what the Roman inventions are that we still use today.
  • Can you build it?: Test your building skills as you build a Roman arch or villa.
  • Rota: Play a traditional Roman game of strategy with a friend.
  • Romans rule!: Step into history and dress up as a Roman senator, soldier or citizen.

Roman Soldier’s Helmet

Do you know how a Roman soldier’s head was protected in battles on land and sea? Craft your own helmet and personalise it with symbols of your family, city or region.

Dates: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $2
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required


Rota: A Roman Game of Strategy

Make a traditional Roman children’s game of strategy. Similar to tic-tac-toe, use your tactical skills to out manoeuvre your friends.

Dates: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $2
Age: 3+
Bookings: Not required


Roman Catapult

Use your engineering skills to build a popsicle stick catapult then use Newton’s third law of motion to test how far your catapult can fire.

Dates: Saturday 13 April – Sunday 28 April
Times: 10am – 4pm
Cost: $2
Age: 3+
Bookings: Not required


Programs are subject to availability. All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Caption: Ancient Rome fun at the Museum of Geraldton

Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here

Address

Residency Road,
Albany,
Western Australia,
6330,
Australia

Phone
(08) 9841 4844

 

By Bus
The Museum of the Great Southern is located within walking distance of the town centre, which is serviced by the several bus services, visit the PTA website for timetables.

By Car
Parking is available in onsite.