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Go crazy about whales in a special family fun day at the museum

'Whale kids'    Jude Timms
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.

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.
Whale kids -  Jude Timms  

by Jude Timms


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