School holidays at the Western Australian Museum – Albany

Scintillating Seeds and Pulsating Pulses

Sat 9 Apr 2016Thu 21 Apr 2016


Museum of the Great Southern

To celebrate the International Year of Pulses, we will discover what a pulse is, how they grow, and why they are so important in feeding the world. See how world cultures rejoice in the humble bean – there’s even a bean throwing festival in Japan!

Tantalise your taste buds with exotic flavours made from pulses.

Enter the world of the magic beans and giants through a much-loved fairytale. 

Discovery Centre

From little things big things grow. Take home your own sprout house and see how life grows from tiny seeds. Create a Chilean ceremonial rain stick to call up the rain gods or a mosaic with a myriad of colourful beans. Have fun with beans in the game zone, or use your mathematic skill to estimate how many beans are in our jars and you could win a cool prize.

Times: 10am – 4.30pm
Dates: 9 April 2016 – 25 June 2016
Ages: all ages          
Cost: (f)arty beans $4, rain stick $3, my sprout house $2, stain glass art $2.50, paint a range of different sized plasters: free – $3
Bookings: not required

Count Your Beans

Join a guided activity in the Discovery Centre at the WA Museum – Albany to create the ancient Middle Eastern game called mancala. Players use seeds and beans as counters while trying to ‘sow their seeds’ over the board to win.

Times: 10.30am – 11.30am
Dates: Tuesday 12 April 2016
Ages: 6 – 12
Cost: $5
Bookings: essential via (08) 9841 4844

Jack and the Beanstalk

A workshop for junior visitors to explore the popular fairy tale about magic beans, a scary giant and a golden goose, through art, craft, story and games.

Times: 10.30am – 12pm
Dates: 13 and 20 April 2016
Age: 0 – 5
Cost:  $7
Bookings: essential via (08) 9841 4844

Pulsating Food

A delicious workshop where you’re the chef! Discover how pulses can be used to create tasty dishes like hummus and lentil burgers.

Times: 10.30am – 12pm
Dates: Thursday 14 April 2016
Age:  6 – 12
Cost:  $10
Bookings: essential via (08) 9841 4844

Juggling Jumping Beanballs

Create three balls of bouncing beans, and then with expert help master the skill of juggling.

Times: 10.30am – 12pm
Dates: Tuesday 19 April and Thursday 21 April 2016
Age:  6 – 12
Cost:  $7
Bookings: essential via (08) 9841 4844





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