School Holidays at the Museum of the Great Southern

Sat 22 Sep 2018Sun 7 Oct 2018

10:00am4:00pm

Museum of the Great Southern


Viva Mexico!

Come and discover the vibrant culture of Mexico at the Museum of the Great Southern these school holidays!

Explore the language, food, and celebrated traditions of this colorful nation. Uncover the origins and rituals of the Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) and other Mexican festivals. Find out the significance of the Monarch butterfly migration to the Mexican people and discover the rich history behind the Piñata, the popular party game.

Discovery Centre

Dates: 22 September – 7 October
Times: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Mexican themed plasters – butterfly $2.00, skull (Day of the Dead) $4 and $5; mini castanets – free; stained glass art - $3; Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) or Luchador (Mexican wrestler) mask - $4; Ojo de dios (eye of god) wool craft - $2
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Join in the fiesta of fun activities in the Discovery Centre. Try on traditional Mexican costume and role-play in the cantina! Create your own set of castanets or weave a vibrant hanging Ojo de dios. Design a colourful Day of the Dead or Lucha libre (Mexican wrestling) mask. Unravel the secret code to solve the Mexican Mystery and go in the draw to win a prize.

Vistoso Niche

Dates: 26 September
Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: $10
Age: 5+
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 9841 4844.

Design and personalise your very own Mexican niche (memory box) to adorn a wall in your home. Use vibrant mixed media materials to create an art piece that you will treasure.

Desert Cactus Garden

Dates: 27 September
Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: $10
Age: 5+
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 9841 4844.

There’s no need to worry about pricking your fingers on this type of cactus! Fashion your own mini cacti out of painted river stones and build an attractive, eternal cactus garden for your home.

Cocinar la Comida

Dates: 28 September
Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Cost: $12
Age: 5+
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 9841 4844.

Come and discover the rich flavours of Mexico! Cook up a storm using delicious cheesy quesadillas, a tangy guacamole dip and corn chips and finish off with a delicious Piñata cupcake. Then feast on the festive flavours of your creations!


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


Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map

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.