Backyard Blockheads

Dates

Wednesday 11 January | 10am - 4pm
Tuesday 24 January | 10am - 4pm
Drop and leave program

Dates
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Cost

$90 per participant (includes General Admission)

Ages

Suitable for children aged 7 to 12 years old

Please arrive at 9.45am to complete participant registration and consent details.

Wanted — Junior property developers for Perth's gardens! Do you have what it takes to become one of the WA Museum's Backyard Blockheads?

Your challenge — Create homes and cool hang out spaces for Perth’s local wildlife.  

Throughout the day you’ll apply some DIY tricks of the trade, including woodwork, painting & decorating and garden design, then it’s all about location, location, location!

Who will move in? You’ll also get to meet some potential buyers!

What are you waiting for... time to get onto the tools and make a sale! The wildlife will love you for it!

During this workshop, participants will:

  • Construct a nesting box;
  • Create an Air Bee n Bee hotel;
  • See how easy it is to create a lizard lounge;
  • Meet some potential residents.

Tools, equipment and materials used under strict guidance

Hand tools Protective equipment Materials
  • Hand drill
  • Hack saw
  • Screwdrivers 
  • Skrews
  • Wood glue
  • Safety glasses
  • Latex free gloves
  • Protective aprons
  • Dust masks
  • Plywood
  • PVC piping 
  • Bamboo

Drop and leave programs

Drop and leave programs enable juniors to experience the Museum independently, discover and learn something new in an area of interest and access materials and resources that would not normally be available at home. All programs are managed and monitored by our experienced Learning and Engagement staff.