Fremantle school holiday activity gives fisheye look at the ocean

Learning and eating fish: Dr Mark Allen and chef Phil Lomax.  Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au   d467573
Learning and eating fish: Dr Mark Allen and chef Phil Lomax. Picture: Matt Jelonek        www.communitypix.com.au d467573

CHILDREN will get both an educational and culinary look at fish at the Maritime Museum these school holidays.

The museum is hosting a special free event where children can learn why fish are suited to life in the water, complete with a dissection, before enjoying a delicious fish meal prepared by a National Hotel chef.

Fremantle Museums site manager Gill Harrison said the activity would educate children on the anatomy of a fish and how the ocean helped sustain a healthy diet.

“We have held a number of ‘show and tell’ sessions with museum scientists and curators which have been extremely well received and this time we wanted something new and fun that would not only feed inquiring minds but also their tummies,” she said.

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“These holidays the activities have a marine biology theme linked to our new WA Down Under gallery.

“This fun and exciting gallery allows young children to immerse themselves in an underwater world and interact with digital reefs and marine animals.”

It is one of a number of school holiday options available at both the Maritime Museum and Shipwreck Gallery, with other activities including marine biology art and craft, a junior fishing clinic and a fairy search.

The Marine Animals inside and out event is on April 20 from 9.30am.

Bookings are essential and can be made at 1300 134 081.

Visit www.museum.wa.gov.au for more information.