Summer Holiday Activities
Have a whale of a time this summer!
Visitors these summer holidays will have the opportunity to take part in a unique skeleton restoration activity as part of our school holiday program. The skeleton of a rarely sighted Pygmy Sperm Whale was acquired by the Historic Whaling Station in 2013 after the whale was found washed ashore at a nearly beach.
Our new archivist Katelyn is excited about her first project - preparing the skeleton to join our existing displays. Leading eight workshops in early January, Katelyn will demonstrate to visitors the bone cleaning and identification process. The Pygmy Sperm Whale skeleton is the first to join the our skeleton display since 1999, when a 30-foot Humpback Whale was brought back to the station.
With three weeks of holiday program activities, there is something for everyone to enjoy at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. From creating badges and magnets to a BBQ party to wind up the program’s success, Albany’s Historic Whaling Station is a hotspot for holiday fun this summer.
Visit our events page for more information and to download our holiday activities calendar and colouring competition.
Image: Operations Manager Peter Bell and Archivist Katelyn Weinert inspect the Pigmy Sperm whale skeleton after it was exhumed from the ground.