Explore virtual realms and more at WA Museum during April School Holidays!

By Marnie Adams, Contributor @ Kids In Perth 12 Apr 2022

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For these April School Holidays, WA Museum’s Perth and Fremantle locations are buzzing with fantastic events and activities to spark curiosity in young minds!

The highlight for these April School Holidays at your WA Museum is Virtual Realms.

Virtual Realms is an exhibition that showcases video game design as contemporary art!

Kids will have a blast exploring and interacting with 6 uniquely themed realms, while also, learning about the history of video game design in an exhibition curated by celebrated video game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi.

For busy working parents, be quick to register for one of WA Museum's affordable, fully supervised drop and leave programs! Links below.

To keep everyone safe, the following COVID-19 Safety Protocols are in place at WA Museum locations including:

  • Face masks must be worn indoors.
  • Proof of vaccination required for people aged 16 years and over when visiting the Museum.
  • Children Years 3 and above must wear masks indoors.
  • 2sqm rule is in place within the venue, with 150 capacity limit indoors and 500 outdoors.

For more information about these requirements and valid forms of proof of exemption, visit the WA Government website.

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WA Museum Boola Bardip - Virtual Realms - April 2022

Virtual Realms

Virtual Realms pairs 6 of the world's most acclaimed videogame developers with six leading media design studios to create a series of large-scale, experimental spaces.

  • Presents 21st century game design as contemporary art.
  • Journey through 6 realms, each with a distinct theme; curated by the Barbican, London with the celebrated game designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi as guest-curator.

From playful adventures in unchartered worlds, to meditative reflections on life itself, join us in this physical and communal environment.

Dates
Saturday 26 March – Sunday 22 May 2022

Cost: Standard $20 | Concession $17.50 | Junior (5 – 15) $15 | Junior (4 & under) FREE | Family $60

@ WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Maritime Museum - Game Flicks - April 2022

Games Flicks

Experience iconic gaming movies and live gaming in our mini film festival at WA Museum Boola Bardip.

Dates & Session Times

Thursday 21 April | 10.30am, 2pm
Friday 22 April | 10.30am, 2pm, 7pm
Saturday 23 April | 10.30am, 2pm, 8pm

Cost
Standard | $15
Concession | $12.50
Junior* | $10
Family (2 adults + 2 junior)* | $45
Companion card | Free

*Juniors under the age of 2 go free and do not require a ticket

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WA Museum Boola Bardip - Game Design - April 2022

Game Design

In this two-day workshop you will learn the basics of video game mechanics and how to design captivating characters & game levels with guidance from our game expert. For children 10-14 years.

Dates & Times
Wed 13 & Thurs 14 April | 10am – 4pm
2 Day workshop | Drop and leave program

Cost: $180 per participant

@ WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Museum Boola Bardip - Art v Science Squid Dissection - April 2022

Art v Science: Squid Dissection

We’re all familiar with the external features of animals, but what about the features found on the inside? Recommended for children 8-12yrs.

Dates & Times

Wed 13 & Tues 19 April 2022 | 10am - 1pm
Drop and leave program

Cost: $45/participant

@ WA Museum Boola Bardip

WA Maritime Museum - Trade Winds - April 2022

Trade Winds

Take a holiday adventure to the Spice Islands!

Sat 9 – Sun 24 April 2022 | 10am – 2pm

Wednesday 12 January 2022 | 8.30am - 4.30pm
Drop and leave program

Cost : FREE Activity | Bookings Essential

@ WA Shipwrecks Museum

WA Maritime Museum - Playing With Colour - April 2022

Playing with Colour

Enjoy colour fun with this marbling mini-workshop!

Dates & Times
Sunday 10 – Thursday 14 April | 10am – 11.30am, 12.30pm – 2pm

Cost
Free activity*.

*Admission fees apply for WA Maritime Museum.

@ WA Maritime Museum

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