School holidays at the Discovery Zone

Sat 23 Sep 2017Sun 8 Oct 2017

Times vary

Discovery Zone

"A rubber duck styled as a samurai."

Discover and Explore

The WA Museum’s Discovery Zone (at the State Library of WA) will be jam-packed with fun, learning and exploring activities.

How are bones formed? What will you find in the special Cabinet of Curiosity? Do you know what the Nyoongar word Kwenda means? Find out all this and so much more!

Bones! Bones! Bones!

Dates: 23 September – 8 October
Times: 11am – 11.30am
Cost: Free
Age: 4 – 13
Bookings: Not essential

Join in the talks and learn about your bones and animal bones. You will even compare bones from different animals – including your very own!

Learn how bones fossilise and about animals from the past.

Learning Nyoongar Language – Exploring the Cabinet of Curiosity

Dates: 23 September – 8 October
Times: Available daily
Cost: Free
Age: 3+
Bookings: Not essential

Explore our Cabinet of Curiosity, also known as Wunderkammer (mixture of scientific curiosities). Our cabinet is a collection of extraordinary objects and taxidermy specimens from the WA Museum’s Collection. Can you match the Nyoongar words to the correct object?

Join us and learn the meaning of the Kwenda, Mulawa, Nyingarn and Wedee!

Toy Box. Toys from Around the World!

Dates:23 September – 8 October
Times: Available daily
Cost: Free
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not essential

Come and see toys from the collections of the WA Museum’s Anthropology and Archaeology Department and History Department. We have a cabinet full of toys on display and fun trails and games for you to play.

Toys have been selected from all around the world…do you think any of them will remind grown-ups of their childhood?

Caption: Samurai Rubber Duck.

Image courtesy Western Australian Museum

Getting Here

Google map of the State Library of Western Australia


Discovery Zone
State Library of Western Australia
25 Francis Street
Perth WA 6000

1300 134 081