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Have a whaley great time this summer at Albany's Historic Whaling Station.
Come along and enjoy our holiday program packed full of fun activities and events. Our program starts Monday 9th January 2017 and runs for three weeks (Monday to Friday).
Download our activities program calendar and colouring competition below.
Skeleton Workshops - Monday 9th to Thursday 12th, 11am & 1pm each day (30 minute duration): Join our archivist Katelyn to learn about amazing marine skeletons and discover our newly unearth skeleton, a rare pygmy sperm whale. Plus enjoy great marine themed crafts throughout the day.
Black Friday - Friday 13th January, 10am to 3pm: Climb aboard the Cheynes IV Whalechasing ship to hear spooky stories from the high sea and around Albany with Captain Peter.
Ocean Dress-up Day - Monday 16th, all day: Calling all pirates, sailors, mermaids, dolphins, whales, nemos, dorys and other ocean characters to join us for a day of fun ocean activities. Enjoy 'under the sea' crafts, take a beach walk with South Coast Natural Resource Management (10am & 11.30am) and discover their coastal display.
Grandparent's Day - Tuesday 17th, all day: Bring along your grandparents today and they can enjoy free tea/coffee and biscuits in our craft and activities room. Plus great children's crafts from 10am to 3pm.
Create your own Whaley Magnet - Wednesday 18th, 10am to 3pm: Make a one of a kind souvenir of your visit today.
Puppet Fun - Thursday 18th, 10.30am, 11.15am & 12.45pm (30 minute duration): Join puppet maker Jane to create your very own pirate or sailor puppet.
Snake Snaps - Friday 20th, 10am to 2pm: Visit our Australian Wildlife Park to have a photo with our friendly Stimpson Pythons. Discover all about snakes and take home an informative snake poster.
Design your own Button Badge - Monday 23rd, 10am to 3pm: Create a one of a kind souvenir of your visit today, a funky button badge, perfect for your school bag or hat.
Cheynes IV Celebration Day - Tuesday 24th, 10am to 3pm: Join ex-whalers and sailors to learn all about life on a ship, get hands on and discover some of the skills required for a life at sea.
Papercut Creations - Wednesday 25th, 10am to 3pm: Have fun with all things paper, use your imagination and create amazing creatures.
Australia Day - Thursday 26th, 10am to 3pm: Special Aussie crafts and activities to celebrate Australia Day.
Summer BBQ Party - Friday 27th, 11.30am to 1.30pm: Join us for the final day of our summer holiday activities with a free BBQ lunch for children on the Cheynes IV whale chasing ship deck. The winner of the colouring competition will also be drawn today! Sauage sizzle & drink FREE for children (under 16 years). Adults - sausage sizzle $2.50 and drinks $1.50 each.
Crafts - 10am to 3pm
Storytime - 10.30am
Wildlife feeding - 10am to 5pm
Wildlife chat - 2.30pm
Please note - Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Calendar of events is subject to change.
WIN a year's free entry for your family!
To enter, simply download our colouring page (attached to our activities calendar above), colour it in and place the completed sheet in the entry box inside our activities room during your visit.
Terms and conditions - Entries close 27th January 2017. Winner drawn at random on 27th January 2017. Family pass is valid for unrestricted entry from 1st February 2017 to 31st January 2018. Family pass provides entry for two adults and up to three children under 16 years. Prize winner names required. Family pass not transferrable or redeemable for cash or goods.
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