Discover the wonders of the ocean these school holidays as Garden City Shopping Centre transforms into a underwater metropolis

Jayden Cicanese, Chase Markby, Isabel Markby and Lara Cicanese.
Jayden Cicanese, Chase Markby, Isabel Markby and Lara Cicanese.

GARDEN City Shopping Centre will transform into a bustling underwater metropolis these school holidays, partnering with the WA Museum to shine a light on some of the oceans’ many secrets.

A 20m inflatable octopus will take up residence for two weeks, the centrepiece of a marine life-themed exhibition that aims to drive home the importance of conservation.

Children can take part in a quest around the centre to learn about the ocean and enter a draw to win family passes to the Voyage to the Deep exhibition at the WA Maritime Museum.

As kids dive deeper, they will adventure through a life-sized sea-inspired snakes and ladders game.

They will also craft their very own deep sea helmet or deep sea anglerfish, and there will be a specimen display and a series of talks from the WA Museum’s Aquatic Zoology Department experts.

The school holiday activity schedule runs from 10am to 3pm Mondays to Saturdays and 11am to 3pm Sundays until July 17.

The WA Museum expert talks will be held on Tuesdays between 11am and 3pm.