Dinosaurs!

Special Event | Updated 1 years ago

Courtesy Western Australian Museum
Albert the Dinosaur by Moria McAulay

The Western Australian Museum - Geraldton will be exploring all things dino during the summer school holidays with lots of activities for you to come in and enjoy!

Mesozoic Zone Activity Corner
Dates: Wednesday 19 December 2012 – Sunday 3 February 2013
Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost:  Free
Bookings: Not required

The free Mesozoic Zone will be a place of activity, discovery and lots of fun for children and their families. Create your own dinosaur story board and spin a wild tale to your friends in the ‘Land Before Time’ activity, identify the dinosaur by its silhouette in ‘a shadow of themselves’, delve into the dinosaur dress-up box, sort the fossil from the fake, put together the pieces of the puzzle to solve the mystery of the missing dinosaur, or take on Dino Bingo!

 

The Fearsome Oz Raptor competition
Dates: Entry forms available from Wednesday 19 December. Entries close Monday 28 January 2013; winners announced Wednesday 30 January 2013
Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2 per entry
Bookings: Not required

Can you imagine Geraldton’s own Dinosaur? The Oz Raptor was a meat-eating dinosaur that lived in the Geraldton area around 175 million years ago.  Part of its shin bone (discovered by students in 1966) suggests it was a fast hunter and about 2m tall, but what did it look like? Get your entry form and draw, colour or collage the Oz Raptor for a chance to win a great prize!

Category A:   8 years and under. Category B:   9 years and over

 

Fun-a-saurus Activities
Dates:              Wednesday 19 December 2012 – Sunday 3 February 2013
Times:             9:30am – 4:00pm
Ages:               All ages
Cost:                $2 per activity
Bookings:        Not required

Choose from three great activities to do with family and friends at the Museum or at home: make your own free-standing Raptor, Stegosaurus, Plesiosaur or T-Rex in ‘Dinomazing’; create your own book of images from dinosaur fossils rubbings in ‘Dio Rub’; or impress your friends with cute little dinosaurs in ‘Pet-a-saurus’

 

Trails
Dates: Wednesday 19 December 2012 – Sunday 3 February 2013
Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm
Ages: All ages
Cost: $2 per trail
Bookings:  Not required

Choose from three fun Museum trails jam-packed with dinosaur activities and discoveries!

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

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