School Holidays at the WA Maritime Museum

Sat 22 Sep 2018Sun 7 Oct 2018

9:30am5:00pm

WA Maritime Museum


Explore!

Explore the world of nature that captivated French explorers. You’ll see fascinating specimens at our interactive touch tables, and be mesmerised by our digitally animated screen of wonderful sea creatures!

Dress up in some of our finest Regency costumes so that you can immerse yourself in the Age of Enlightenment–an era that inspired French explorers of the 1800s. Decorate your own captain’s spyglass and craft your own explorer’s hat or bonnet.

Plus daily storytelling sessions–your imagination will be inspired by all things fabulously French!

Dates: Saturday 22 September – Sunday 7 October
Times: Explore! activities 10am–2pm; Storytelling at 10.30am
Cost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Age: 4+
Bookings: Required for groups 10+. Call 1300 134 081


The Antarctica Experience - Virtual Reality

Join us for a unique opportunity to explore a day in the life of Antarctic scientists as they research this mysterious continent and the effects of climate change.

This is the first documentary of its kind, filmed in Antarctica in 2018 in spectacular 360-degrees with 4K, high-resolution images for a completely immersive adventure.

Dates: Saturday 1 September – Sunday 14 October
Times: Sessions start 11am, 12pm, 1pm and 2pm
Cost: Adults $15; Concession $12.50; Children (5-15) $10
Age: Recommended for 13+ years*
Bookings: Essential. Book by visiting The Antarctica Experience event page

  • Each session runs for 30 minutes.
  • To make sure we are running on time, please make sure you arrive five minutes before your booked time.

*Children under 13 VR with guardian companion only. Children under 5 welcome to view in 2D (no VR headset)


Drawing Workshops with Ross Potter

Caption: Drawing workshops with Ross Potter
Credit: WA Museum 

Join artist Ross Potter in a fabulous drawing workshop where you will contribute to a wonderful mural of life-size animals.

Using a grid system to combine small observational drawings into a large mural, Ross will teach you drawing and shading skills while you contribute your own patch to a spectacular large artwork.

Dates: Monday 1 October - Thursday 4 October
Times: 10.15am, 11am, 11.45am, 1pm, 1.45pm
Cost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Age: All ages
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or by using the below links

1 Oct - 10.15am 1 Oct - 11am 1 Oct - 11.45am 1 Oct - 1pm 1 Oct - 1.45pm

2 Oct - 10.15am 2 Oct - 11am 2 Oct - 11.45am 2 Oct - 1pm 2 Oct - 1.45pm

3 Oct - 10.15am 3 Oct - 11am 3 Oct - 11.45am 3 Oct - 1pm 3 Oct - 1.45pm

4 Oct - 10.15am 4 Oct - 11am 4 Oct - 11.45am 4 Oct - 1pm 4 Oct - 1.45pm


Kaarla Kaatijin - Performance

Kaarla Kaatijin (which in Noongar means to 'understand fire') will use Noongar knowledge and storytelling to deliver traditional stories about fire in an exciting and engaging way.

Come on a journey into the lives of Djitty Djitty (Willy Wagtail), Kulbardi (Magpie), Yonga (Kangaroo) and many more familiar friends as they explore the importance of Kaarla (Fire) in the next chapter of Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company’s immersive Kaatijin series.

Dates: Saturday 6 October
Times: 10am and 12pm
Cost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Age: All ages
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or by using the below links

Sat 6 Oct - 10am Sat 6 Oct - 12pm


Survivor Skills Circus Workshop

Roll, balance, juggle and jump! Are you ready to face some physical challenges? Then come and explore the wonderful world of circus in our Survivor Skills workshops!

Join members of the Yip Yip Circus as they put you through a course of tricky acrobatic manoeuvres and teach you some new handy skills!

Sessions for Ages 4-7

Dates: Wednesday 26 September - Friday 28 September
Times: 10am-11am
Cost: $7.50. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Age: 4-7 (participants must be accompanied by an adult)
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or by using the below links

Wed 26 Sept - 10am Thurs 27 Sept - 10am Fri 28 Sept - 10am

Sessions for Ages 8-15

Dates: Wednesday 26 September - Friday 28 September
Times: 11.30am-12.30pm
Cost: $7.50. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Age: 8-15 (participants must be accompanied by an adult)
Bookings: Essential. Book by calling 1300 134 081 or by using the below links

Wed 26 Sept - 11.30am Thurs 27 Sept - 11.30am Fri 28 Sept - 11.30am

 


Explore, Discover, Cook, Eat!

Caption: Learn how fish work–both inside and out!
Credit: WA Museum 

Join us on an exploration of how fish work–both inside and out!

A Museum scientist will dissect a fish to show you the amazing biology that lies under its skin. Then a visiting chef from the National Hotel in Fremantle will prepare a delicious fish recipe to share with you!

Dates: Tuesday 2 October
Times: 11am and 1pm
Cost: Free. WA Maritime Museum adult entry fees apply.
Age: 7+
Bookings: Essential on 1300 134 081 or by using the below links

Tues 2 Oct - 11am Tues 2 Oct - 1pm

Explore, Discover, Cook, Eat! workshops are kindly supported by Kailis’ Fish Market and The National Hotel, Fremantle.

     


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


Caption: School holiday activities at the WA Maritime Museum

Credit: WA Museum

Getting Here

Address

Victoria Quay Road,
Fremantle,
Western Australia,
6160,
Australia

 

Phone
1300 134 081

By Train
The WA Maritime Museum is located within walking distance of Fremantle Station visit the Transperth website for timetables.

By Bus
The WA Maritime Museum is serviced by the free Fremantle Cat Service, at Red stop 1. Visit the Transperth website for timetables and details.

By Car
Paid parking is available in the Wilsons car park at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Road.

By Ferry
Captain Cook Cruises offer a range of ferry services from Perth which stop nearby at B-Shed ferry terminal.