School Holidays at Museum of the Great Southern

Thu 2 Apr 2020Sun 18 Apr 2021

Activity times vary

Museum of the Great Southern

Magnificent Machines

Explore the world of simple machines which have been used throughout the centuries from moving large blocks to build the pyramids in Egypt to using cranes to build city skyscrapers today!

Discovery Centre

What are simple machines and how do we use them? Can you operate our hydraulic arm gently enough to lift an egg?
Launch projectiles from our catapult and see if you can hit the target and explore how stored energy becomes kinetic energy.
Find the answers to these questions and much more in Magnificent Machines.

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

Fun at Home Kits

For inquiring young minds, we have developed a range of Fun at Home Kits which can be purchased from the shop. Four stimulating craft and STEM kits to choose from:

  • Leonardo’s Wings
  • Colourful Windmills
  • Flatpack Catapults
  • Speedy Gliders

Dates: 2 - 25 April
Cost: $2 - $4
Age: 4 - 10 years old

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.


Nick Fewings