You may be stuck indoors with your family, but it doesn’t mean you can’t explore your favourite Perth places. This Easter, hop on a virtual tour of a zoo, museum or West Australian attraction! While the COVID19 virus means that we can’t visit in person, many spots are offering brilliant videos and tours meaning you get a unique behind the scenes peek without ever leaving the comfort of your home.
Virtual Tours of Zoos, Aquariums and Animal Parks
Even though Perth Zoo is closed to the public there’s lots of interactive fun to be had during their live Facebook streams. Let the Zoo come to you with a unique tour from the animals keepers with otters, spider monkeys, penguins, elephants and more animals popping up daily. Go on a virtual excursion with a “home safari” – there’s keeper talks and activity sheets to complete.
Get more info on Perth Zoo’s Website.
Peel Zoo, a boutique wildlife spot near Mandurah, has fascinating “meet the animals” videos with Ranger Red. Specialising in native Australian fauna, you’ll get to see the resident wombats, emus, joeys and more! Check into Peel Zoo’s Facebook page daily for new videos.
Get more info on Peel Zoo’s website.
Nearer to Nature WA
Nearer to Nature is a government program which usually provides opportunities for families and community groups to take part in fun, hands-on, activities in the natural environment. In these times of social isolation Nearer to Nature is posting daily activity ideas on Facebook for you to do at home in your own backyard – from exploring soil, to creating a nature-friendly garden!
Get more info on Nearer to Nature Website.
Virtual Tours of Museums and Attractions
You may not be able to head into Scitech during the school holidays, but their team of scientists are bringing lots of exciting experiments and science fun to your home instead. Be sure to tune in to their Facebook page daily at 10am for videos, podcasts, experiments, explosions (!!) and lots more to ignite your curiosity!
Get more info on Scitech’s website.
Kids are fascinated with the deep underwater world and one of WA’s most iconic attractions has a fantastic online package to make learning fun! The team of marine scientists at Busselton Jetty have a wealth of resources and ideas for engaging marine themed learning found on the website. Enjoy a virtual visit to the Underwater Observatory on a video tour (with accompanying worksheets), there are also free videos of the train, as well as nighttime footage of the observatory’s marine life. Colouring in and other printable activities can be found here.
Get more info on Busselton Jetty website.
Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
The people behind the wonderful Spare Parts Puppet Theatre have created brilliant videos on how to make your very own puppets from items kids can easily find in the kitchen. Head to their Facebook page for the creative tutorials on puppet making, origami and more.
Get more info on the Spare Parts Puppet Theatre website.
Paperbird Books is a beloved children’s bookstore found in Fremantle. Now that people can’t visit in person due to Corona Virus restrictions, they have moved virtual book launches and more to their Facebook page. You can even get your books delivered by bird, if you live locally! Their “Home Club” hub is a great online resource too, with lots of videos from children’s Authors and Illustrators. See the Buggybuddys review on Paperbird Books here.
Get more info on the Paperbird Books website.
Have you found fascinating local virtual tours of Perth and WA Attractions online? Let us know in the comments below!
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