School Holidays at the Museum of the Great Southern

Sat 14 Apr 2018Sun 29 Apr 2018


Museum of the Great Southern

Angry T.rex

Dinosaur Facts, Fun and Fossils

Did Tyrannosaurus rex have feathers? Some scientists say yes. Did you know the vicious Velociraptor of Jurassic Park fame was no bigger than a turkey? It had feathers too!

Visit the Discovery Centre these April school holidays and dig up more amazing truths about life in the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods when dinosaurs ruled the Earth.

Discovery Centre

Dates: 14 April - 29 April
Times: 10am - 4pm
Cost: dino pendant – $4; fossil egg; $3 - prehistoric plasters – range from free to $3; scratchasaur – 50c; stained glass art – $3
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Sign up for a Dino Passport then follow in the tracks of dinosaurs to solve our mystery puzzle. Create your own dino pendant from air-dry clay and paint a prehistoric plaster. Crack open an ancient egg to find a baby dinosaur or scratch draw a colourful scaly Stegosaurus or T-rex. Marvel at Sauro, our huge dinosaur model, then make your own creature for the dinorama.

Terrarium of Terror

Dates: 18 April & 23 April
Times: 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: $7
Age: 6 - 12 years
Bookings: Essential. Call 9841 4844.

Create a small-scale terrarium that's home to dinosaurs! Design your own Jurassic environment complete with ancient ferns and dinosaurs. You will arrange the soil, stones, and ferns adding crushed red volcanic rocks inside a lidded jar to create a cool prehistoric world for your mini dinosaurs.

We Dig Dinos

Dates: 17 April & 26 April
Times: 10.30am - 12pm
Cost: $7
Age: 6 - 12 years
Bookings: Essential. Call 9841 4844.

Become a junior palaeontologist and learn the skills of fossil hunting. Sift desert sands for ancient shark teeth; solve the giant jigsaw of dinosaur bones; identify mysterious fossils; and crack a rock to discover fossil treasure.

Photo by Peter Pritchard

Western Australian Museum

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map


Residency Road,
Western Australia,

(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.