Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum
by Jude Timms on 27 Mar 2014
Celebrate the wonderful world of cetaceans – whales, dolphins and porpoises – in a special family fun day on Sunday 6 April inspired by our major new exhibition Amazing Whales – Evolution and survival.
Whale kids Jude Timms
Enjoy spectacular circus performances and creative arts and craft activities. Take part in lively interactive storytelling and have your photo taken with our cute roving whale characters.
A full day of fun is planned for all the family, including:
Kids On Deck: Crazy Cetaceans - Craft a creative cetacean hat, make a whale or dolphin conservation badge, a vinyl wall sticker or a whale sculpture. Dress up in silly sea creature costumes and play with interactive games. 11am – 3pm.
Whale Face Painting - Get your whale-face painted on- bottlenose snouts, barnacled cheeks, or perhaps an orca’s toothy grin. 11am - 3pm.
Film Screenings - Enjoy free screenings featuring some of our favourite cinematic cetacean stars. 10am – Flipper, 2.30pm – Whale Rider.
Whale of a Tale - Storytelling performances - Enjoy lively and interactive storytelling inspired by whales and dolphins. 11am, 12pm and 1pm.
Circus workshop: Run Away with the circus by the Sea - Ever wanted to be in a circus? Come along and give it a go! Learn basic circus and magic skills, stage craft and characterisation. After the two workshops, you, your tutors and fellow circus trainees will use your new skills in a special performance at 2pm. 10 – 12pm and 12 – 2pm. Suitable for ages six – twelve. Cost: $50. Bookings essential, call 02 9298 3644 or book online at website
Circus by the Sea performance - Enjoy daring and dazzling displays in a whale of a circus performance on our performance platform. 2pm (30 mins).
Wild about whales inflatable characters - Get your photo taken with our roving characters- the inflatable Humpback whale family. Inflatables courtesy National Parks and Wildlife Services. 11am – 12pm, 2.30pm – 3.30pm.
Entry to the all activities on the Crazy about Cetaceans Family Fun Day (apart from the Run Away with the Circus by the Sea workshops) and the Amazing Whales – Evolution and Survival exhibition are included in the museum’s Big Ticket – adults $27, child/concession $16, family $70.
The Australian National Maritime Museum, in Darling Harbour, is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. For more information call 02 9298 3777 or visit website
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