Virtual tours of Perth's museums to keep your adventurous kids engaged

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2020
Nikolai Blazeski

With yet another long weekend approaching, young explorers everywhere are starting to look a little bit angsty. But it’s the 21st century, and being stuck at home doesn’t mean the outside world is entirely off-limits! Some of Perth’s most iconic, kid-friendly attractions have produced virtual tours and live streams so kids can still experience excursions and adventure at home.

Zoo live streams with Perth Zoo

Getting up close and personal with all the wild and wonderful animals of the jungle sadly isn’t an option right now. But, to keep up morale with animal-loving youngsters, Perth Zoo are live-streaming their animals where the kids can observe all their favourite animals getting fed and taken care of from the comfort of the living room. They host their livestreams on their Facebook page. If you miss out, don’t worry! Videos, such as this adorable meerkat stream are later uploaded so the kids can enjoy them in their own time.

Keep an eye on their facebook page for information on their upcoming streams and online content.

A virtual walk around the old WA Museum

After the original site closed in 2015, Kids and adults alike have been eagerly awaiting the opening of the New Museum later this year. Whilst we wait, the WA Museum have put together a virtual tour of the old Perth Museum, allowing young explorers to walk around the museum, and peer through at the various exhibits.

The team at WA Museum are also rolling out their distant discoveries (see here) exhibits which will be focused on giving people the museum experience, without the physical presence. Keep an eye on their website and social media for future exhibits.

Take the virtual tour here.

Perth Observatory night time exploration

For budding astronauts interested in travel of the inter-galactic kind, the Perth Observatory have put on a series of free livestreams, gazing into the night sky. Accompanied by voice-overs, during the live-streams kids can look through their telescopes to explore some of the wonders of the Southern sky. There’ll be stars, comets, planet and so much more being broadcasted to everyone watching.

They also have an archive of old streams if you’re hungry for more astral adventures. Check their website for times and dates of streams.

Go underwater at Busselton Jetty

Under the sea is always a magnificent and enchanting place to behold, and the Busselton Jetty has always been one of the best places to see it through their glass underwater observatory.

Kids can get a glimpse of the underwater world through a variety of livestreams and virtual tours. Their live virtual tour will only set you back $11 and it features a live Q&A with the marine science team.

They also have several other virtual tours as well as a free marine workshop so it’s a great way to give the kids some educational fun and maybe make them into budding oceanographers. Check their website for more details.

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