School Holidays at the Museum of the Great Southern

Sat 16 Dec 2017Sun 28 Jan 2018


Museum of the Great Southern

Shell life in the Pacific Ocean.

Stunning Shells and Creatures of the Coral

Dive into the stunning coral of the Great Barrier Reef and marvel at the myriad of shell life in the waters of the Pacific Ocean.

Immerse yourself in South Pacific island life, Polynesian culture and craft, the mysterious Easter Island and the imposing moai statues, and the dramatic history of mutiny and murder that surrounds Pitcairn Island.

You are also invited to visit the stunning exhibition kanalaritja: An Unbroken String, a display of traditional shell necklaces made by shell stringers from the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community using ancient practices.

Discovery Centre

Dates: 16 December 2017 - 28 January 2018
Times: 10am - 4pm Thursday - Tuesday, 12pm - 7pm Wednesday
Cost: Shell pendant - $3; Outrigger canoe $3; Paiia lol-beach bag - $5; Moai statue - $3; Stained glass - $3; Paint various plasters - free to $5
Age: All ages
Bookings: Not required

Enter the world of a South Pacific Islander and spend time in our tiki hut, or admire the amazing crocheted coral reef.

Test your bravery by putting your head into the jaws of a shark and marvel at the myriad of shell life in the Pacific Ocean.

Create a beautiful shell pendant or build a mini outrigger canoe.

Decorate your own paiia lole (printed fabric) calico beach bag, sculpt a majestic moai statue or solve our mystery island puzzle.

Caption: Marvel at the myriad of shell life in the Pacific Ocean.

Image courtesy Western Australian Museum

Getting Here

Western Australian Museum - Albany Map


Residency Road,
Western Australia,

(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.