Voyage to the Deep, an ‘epic kids adventure, is currently on at the WA Maritime Museum, Victoria Quay Fremantle until the 20th Aug 2017. Both little and not so little aquanauts will be delighted with this new exhibition which is ‘based on French author Jules Verne’s 1870 classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea. The exhibition brings to life the deep-sea adventures of Captain Nemo, his legendary submarine Nautilus and the world of wonders he lived in’. We took the opportunity on one fine afternoon after school to head there for a visit. It was an afternoon well spent indeed!
Children (4-15 yrs): 12.50
Under 4: Free
After purchasing your tickets, you will be given a guide book packed full of information. There is also an opportunity to dress up as a giant squid, sailor or a deep sea diver. Great photo fun for all.
As you enter the main exhibit, you will see a giant replica, Nautilus. Enter nautilus and there you will be able to explore the inner world of a deep sea submarine. Steer the submarine, look through the periscope, play the bubbly pipe organ, explore what is like to live in a submarine, discover hidden treasures, enter a shipwreck, learn almost everything about the fascinating deep sea world. Voyage to the Deep is an interactive hands on experience. Kids will enjoy being given the opportunity to learn through touch, explore and play. There really is lots to see, play and learn and you will definitely not hear the “I’m bored’ words being uttered out.
Play the bubbly pipe organ
Living onboard the nautilus
Finish exploring nautilus, find your way out by sliding down the escape hatch. There is also a smaller slide for the littler aquanauts.
The escape hatch
There is a very cool section where kids can colour in a sea creature (fish, crab, sea dragon), scan it and watch your creature magically swimming around the giant virtual fish tank!
Needing a coffee or lunch break, Caffisimmo is located just at the entrance. They serve coffee, tea, a wide range of cakes, rolls, pies, croissants etc. Grab a bite and continue with the exhibit.
This is a perfect exhibition particularly kids 3-8 years old. The main exhibition area itself is not huge but its packed full of information and fun stuff to do and explore. A point to note if you’re taking a pram, there is not much room inside the submarine itself but there is place to park your pram just outside the submarine.
Do try to take a trip and explore the under water world, my little one is already begging to go back again! Don’t forget it is on till the 20th August 2017 before Nautilus sets sail again.
Voyage to the Deep – WA Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay, Fremantle
Everyday: 9.30am – 5.00pm
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