Wild Antarctica

Special Event | Updated 1 years ago

Adelie penguins standing near a large iceberg
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.