The school holidays are here once again, meaning it’s time to fill up the calendar with activities for the kids to enjoy. With many of Perth museums for kids, there are some great family-friendly exhibitions on the horizon to help beat the boredom. From secret missions to ancient adventures, these Perth museums offer entertaining and educational days out for the whole family to enjoy.
Superhero Secret Mission Trail
Do you think you have what it takes to make a great superhero? If so, join the Superhero Secret Mission Trail at the WA Shipwrecks Museum. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to locate all the escaped pirate parrots that have flown into the museum! There’s even a Pirate Ship bouncy castle to jump around in, and a pirate’s parrot craft pack to take home. For those wanting to meet a real-life superhero, Thor will be at the Museum on Friday 9th October between 1:15pm to 2:15pm. This is a free event, recommended for children 2 years and older. Registration is essential and bookings are required for groups of over 10.
Booking online or call 1300 134 081
Open October 5th-9th, 11am – 3pm.
45 Cliff St, Fremantle
Up the Ladder and Down the Wall: Recollections of Childhood
The current exhibition taking place at Subiaco Museum Up the Ladder and Down the Wall: Recollections of Childhood, takes a look at personal stories, childhood objects and experiences that have shaped the Subiaco community. With old and new technologies dating back from the early 20th century up to the 1980s, this is a great exhibition for children to experience toys, games and objects from our recent past.
Open Tuesday to Friday 1-4pm, Saturdays 10am-2pm
239 Rokeby Road, Subiaco
Pokémon and Pizza Play Day
On Saturday the 10th of October, Nostalgia Box—Perth’s only video game console museum— is hosting a Pokémon and Pizza Play Day. With tournaments set up on a range of different consoles and versions of the game, plus Pokemon Origami activities and a Pokeball Diorama Building workshop at 1pm, this event offers unlimited amounts of fun for the kids. This exhibition is $12 for children, $17 for adults and an extra $22 for those wanting to participate in the Diorama workshop.
Reservation times range from 11am-4pm. Make a booking on their website
8-10 The Esplanade, Perth
Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers
The Roman Empire stands as one of the most technologically important times in human history. The WA Maritime Museum is showcasing reconstructed replica machinery using the same materials and techniques used during this time in their latest exhibition Ancient Rome: Epic Innovators and Engineers. The showcase offers school-aged children an entertaining opportunity to learn about machinery, military techniques, gladiators and day-to-day Roman culture.
Tickets can be purchased online or at the door
Open June 6th-Oct 11th, 9:30am-5pm
Victoria Quay, Peter Hughes Drive, Fremantle
Escape! From Fremantle Prison Tour
Learn about the history of Fremantle Prison whilst enjoying a day at Perth’s famous port city. Intended for children 5 to 12 years old, this tour will take the brave-hearted to the sites of various daring and dangerous escapes throughout the prison’s history. The tour is $12 per child and $22 per adult. Bookings are essential and children must be accompanied by an adult.
Open Sept 30th Sept – Oct 9th
Tours take place from 9:45am-5:15pm in 1 hour intervals
Bookings online or over the phone +61 8 9336 9200
1 The Terrace, Fremantle
Kalamunda History Village
The largest folk museum in Western Australia is back open to the public. Located on the site of the Upper Darling Range Railway Station built in the 1890s, a visit to the Kalamunda History Village and Stirk Cottage is a great option for an educational and scenic day out for the family. For the kids, Kalamunda Fairy Maps are available to pick up and spend the day hunting for hidden fairy doors (and fairies) around the village. Admission for children over 5 is $4, concession tickets are $6, and adult tickets are $8.
Open 10am-3pm weekdays, 12pm-3pm Thursdays, 10am-4pm Weekends.
Railway Rd, Kalamunda