Visitors exploring the Cheynes IV whaling ship

Our summer holiday activities program is designed to enhance the onsite experience for children and families. Running for 3 weeks, Monday-Friday, from January 9 to 27, with no pre-bookings required to join the fun.

Supported by funding from the City of Albany, the program includes activities from the teams at the Little White Whale Project, Fisheries Education Program, Marine Energy Research Australia, and UWA’s Marine Scientist, Kate Sprogis. There are also opportunities to meet retired whalers, discover Australian animals with the Wildlife Park team, and create colourful sand art.

All activities in our program listed below are free to join once entry has been purchased. Children under 15 years must be supervised by a parent or guardian at all times.

Ocean Power
Monday 9 January, 10am – 2pm

Join the team from Marine Energy Research Australia to recreate ocean environments and discover different wave energy technologies being trialled across the world.

Marine Science
Tuesday 10 & 24 January, 10am – 2pm

Join, UWA’s Dr Kate Sprogis, Marine Scientist and whale researcher, to identify common beach combing finds and discover the secrets of marine organisms with the help of a microscopic lens.

Sand Art
Wednesday 11, Monday 23, Wednesday 25 & Friday 27 January, 10am – 2pm

Create your own colourful underwater themed artwork using sand.

Fishy Features
Thursday 12 January, 10am – 2pm

Why does do some fish have long noses, or weird body shapes? Learn about the unique adaptions of local fish species. Activity run by Kirsty Alexander, Department of Fisheries Community Education Officer.

Wildlife Meet & Grr…eat
Friday 13 January, 2:30pm

Join our wildlife keepers on their feeding walk and talk to discover some of our furred and feathered animals. The walk and talk will run for approx. 30 minutes.

Little White Whale Project – Southern Right Whale Research & Activities
Monday 16 to Friday 20 January, 10am – 2pm

Join the research team, Max Fabry and Katy Fannei, from the Little White Whale Project to learn about our region’s endangered Southern Right whales. Enjoy the whale activities and discover the amazing aerial observations and photos, including footage of eight unique white baby whales who visited our coast during 2022.

Meet a Whaler
Thursday 26 January, 10am – 2pm

As you explore the site you may bump into a real life past whaler. Hear their stories and ask them questions about their time working at the Cheynes Beach Whaling Company.

Summer is a beautiful time of year in Albany so why not pack a lunch and enjoy the garden picnic areas, or treat the family to fish and chips with the best ocean view in Albany from the on-site café.

With so many great events and activities on offer, a whole day of discovery and adventure awaits you at Albany’s Historic Whaling Station. There is fun to be had for all ages this summer!

January 2023 school holiday program

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