School Holidays at Museum of the Great Southern

Fri 18 Dec 2020Wed 3 Feb 2021

Activity times vary

Museum of the Great Southern

A girl holding a camera

Through the Lens

Bring tiny objects into focus under our microscope and observe how different materials react under ultraviolet light. Put our Camera Lucida optical device to the test and see if you can draw like masters from the past. Explore the way the human eye sees and records the world around us through a series of interactives and displays that examine light, colour, art and science.

Discovery Centre

Explore our displays of cameras, optical devices and amazing insect photography before collecting your Nature Bingo trail and putting your observational skills to the test.

Dates: Daily
Times: 10am - 4pm
Cost: Free
Age: All ages

Insect Photography

Learn how to turn everyday objects into a micro-eye and use it to take fascinating close-up photographs and videos of insects from the Museum’s collection.

Dates: 4 - 8 January
Times: 10.30am - 12.30pm
Bookings: Not required (duration of ~10mins, drop in and out)
Cost: Free
Age: 6 - 14 years old

Let’s have fun with monoprinting workshop

Learn how to create Styrofoam block prints using fun and easy techniques. Produce multiple prints that can be used to create homemade greeting cards or art that can be framed.

Dates: Monday 11 January & Wednesday 13 January
Times: 10:30am – 12:30pm
Cost: $7, places limited
Age: Ages 8 – 12

To book please call 98414844

Messy Monotype

A fun introduction to mixing colour, using paints and mark-making to create your own artwork to take home.

Dates: 25, 27-29 January
Times: 10am
Duration: 40min
Cost: Free
Age: Ages 4 –  7

To book please call 98414844

Solar Silhouettes

Harness the power of the sun and found objects to create beautiful silhouetted artworks.

Dates: 14 & 15 January
Times: 10:30am & 11:30am
Duration: 40 mins
Cost: $3, places limited
Age: Ages 6-14

To book please call 98414844

Pinhole Photography

In this fun, hands-on workshop, our experts will guide you step by step as you build and use your own working pinhole camera.

Dates: Tuesday 19 January & Thursday 21 January
Times: 10am – 1pm
Cost: $25, places limited
Age: Ages 12+

To book please call 98414844

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

In line with WA Government requirements and medical advice, the Museum has a COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.

We are also offering contact-free activity packages and have removed shared materials from programs and some displays.


Caption: A girl holding a camera

Credit: Photo by Sandeep Singh