Wild AntarcticaSpecial Event | Updated 5 years ago Adelie penguins near Davis Station Photographer F. Olivier, Australian Antarctic Division Enjoy the ultimate in cool these school holidays at the WA Museum - Geraldton! Come frolic with penguins, migrating whales and icy tales, and enjoy the many activities and workshops on offer. Chill Zone Activity Corner Dates: Wednesday, 20 March – Sunday, 26 May 2013 Times: 9:30am– 4:00pm Ages: All ages Cost: Free Bookings: Not required Get your fill of frozen facts with loads of free fun in the Chill Zone these holidays: Antarctic Expeditioners – Outdoor clothing to survive the freezing conditions of Antarctica has changed in the last 100 years. Can you dress the three expeditioners in the clothing of their time? Would you survive? - You are going on your first Antarctic field trip. Take the test and see if you’ve got what it takes to survive Antarctica’s freezing conditions. Deep Diving Competition - Which animal is the champion deep diver in Antarctica? Huskies - Mush! - Haul out the dress up box and pull on a huskie hat to relive the role these hard working dogs and loyal companions played in the lives of the Antarctic expeditioners up to 1993. Southern Lights – Aurora Australis Date: Tuesday, 23 April Times: 1pm Ages: 6+ Cost: $5 Bookings: Required on 9921 5080 Discover what causes this amazing light show and recreate the magic of the stunning southern lights. Totally Cool Dates: Wednesday, 24 April at 1pm, and Thursday, 2 May at 10am Ages: 8+ Cost: $5 Bookings: Required on 9921 5080 Find out what Grease, Pancake, Frazil and Brash are and the important part they play in Antarctica’s climate and marine ecosystems. Learn how to create two totally cool magic tricks! Manhauling Dates: Wednesday, 24 April at 10am, and Tuesday, 30 April at 1pm Ages: 6+ Cost: $5 Bookings: Required on 9921 5080 Explore more about this unusual and unique type of transportation on ice with an experienced ‘manhauler’ from Antarctica, and make your own working mini ‘manhauling’ sled to take home. Whales on the go Dates: Thursday, 2 May Times: 1pm Ages: 6+ Cost: $5 Bookings: Required on 9921 5080 Uncover some of the mysteries about Antarctic whale migration, and make your own little soft toy whale, full of character and ready to go! Crafternoon Dates: Saturday 27 April and Wednesday 1 May Times: 1pm Ages: Families and interested crafters Cost: $5 - $10 per craft item. Includes all materials, patterns and haberdashery Bookings: Required on 9921 5080 Visit the penguins and seals on display in the Traversing Antarctica exhibition for inspiration and creative input. Choose between an Adélie penguin and baby seal ($10 each) or a little whale with its distinctive fluked tail ($5 each). Take Home Activity - A Rockhopper Penguin Dates: Wednesday, 20 March – Sunday, 26 May 2013 Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm Ages: All ages Cost: $3 per activity. Group/families discount - $2 per activity for groups of 4 children or more. Bookings: Not required A cute little penguin to take home, colour in and cut out. Trails Dates: Thursday, 28 March – Sunday, 26 May 2013 Times: 9:30am – 4:00pm Ages: All ages Cost: $3 per trail. Group/families discount - $2 per trail for groups of 4 children or more. Bookings: Not required Choose from trails jam-packed with activities and discoveries about Antarctica! Programs are subject to availability. All children 12 years and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Museum of Geraldton Mon 22 Apr 2013 – Mon 6 May 2013 9:30am – 4:00pm View the discussion thread.