Millions of years ago, while dinosaurs ruled the land, giant reptiles more than 20 metres long hunted the depths of the sea – and they’re coming back to life at WA Maritime Museum.

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators brings together real fossils from millions of years ago, life-sized casts from actual specimens, including a 13-metre long Elasmosaurus and nine-metre Prognathodon, multimedia and hands-on interactives to raise from the dead these ancient monsters of the deep.

One of our local mums took her son for a day out at the museum and provided an honest review of the exhibition. Spoiler alert: this is a must-do activity with the kids, especially with school holidays just around the corner!

The WA Maritime Museum in itself is already a brilliant family-friendly activity with plenty of rich and exciting history to entertain the adults and huge boats to climb, and interactive activities to entertain the kids, so Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators is just a great excuse to either revisit if you have already been before or make the drive down to the edge of bustling Freo to visit for the first time.

The exhibition includes fossils from millions of years ago and huge life-sized casts of real prehistoric creatures! It is catered to children brilliantly, with many exciting things to see down low at the perfect height to grab children’s eyes and have them linger.

Although it is a shorter exhibition, we spent over an hour exploring it. There is so much to look at, things to climb on and activities to complete. As part of the exhibition, a movie screening of Sea Monsters: A Prehistoric Adventure runs every hour and lasts around 40 minutes.

After the exhibition, we made our way through the main museum, which is always a hit, and then out to Gage Roads for lunch! A Saturday well spent!

Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators is on at the WA Maritime Museum in Fremantle until Sunday 16th July 2023. For more information and to book your tickets, head to the WA Maritime Museum website.

Disclaimer: WA Museum provided Melville Mums with an exhibition family pass in return for an honest review.Thoughts and opinions expressed are those of the reviewer and are not influenced by the company in any way.

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