Kids’ fun is out of this world this school holidays at Museum of the Great Southern

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Regional Manager Museum of the Great Southern Catherine Salmaggi.
Camera IconRegional Manager Museum of the Great Southern Catherine Salmaggi. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

Prepare for take-off — astronauts, stars and space will transform the Museum of the Great Southern these school holidays.

School Holidays for Space Heroes will feature a daily series of hands-on workshops and demonstrations, exploring STEM technology on Earth and in space.

The free weekday activities taking place from September 27 until October 6 are sure to entertain avid space cadets of any age.

In Moon Walk or High Street, visitors will take a hands-on quiz exploring technology developed in the space race.

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Space Station Spares is a demonstration on how to fabricate spare parts using 3D printing.

Visitors can get a feel for the cold side of space with It’s Cold Outside, building a shelter for protection from plummeting temperatures.

Learning and Engagement Officer Museum of the Great Southern Scott Neil.
Camera IconLearning and Engagement Officer Museum of the Great Southern Scott Neil. Credit: Laurie Benson/Albany Advertiser

In Comet Cookbook, participants are challenged to build an ice-cold comet from scratch.

The Lost In Space Discovery Centre will allow little learners to take in the magic of space with the chance to spend the day playing as astronauts.

Museum of the Great Southern regional manager Catherine Salmaggi said there was something for all ages.

“The site will play host to exhibiting artists of the Great Southern art trail throughout the holidays and on Saturday, October 2, the site will feature a day of shanty music as part of the Albany shanty festival,” she said.

“It's great to have a good variety of activities that our local community and visitors to the region can enjoy.”

For more information, go online at museum.wa.gov.au/holidays.

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