Coming Events


Mission Control Art Exhibition

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing and in conjunction with the Science in The Park activities there will be an art exhibition of works displayed at Coolart Homestead commencing on Sunday 21 July 2019 and continuing until Sunday 11th August.

Pamela Bain, Artist in Residence at Swinburne University and Coordinator of the exhibition is showcasing works from her astronomy research students, CAS Cosmic Creators. Jill Semmens from The Astro Arts Club at Mount Burnett Observatory has summoned her star gazers to organise children’s activities and contribute their astrophotography and Moon event artworks.

Entry is free.


Science in The Park @ Coolart

The Science in the Park: Wildlife Counts event at the Coolart Wetlands and Homestead Reserve in Somers has become an annual event for National Science Week. In 2019, the event will again be the focus of free science activities on the Mornington Peninsula catering for all ages. PrimeSCI!, along with universities, state and local organisations and volunteer groups, will host a day of science presentations, science displays and hands-on activities, wildlife monitoring, and education on sustainable practices in the unique wetland environments of the Coolart Reserve. This year the event is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and features very special guest Dr Darlene Lim.
The event is FREE for all ages, just come along.
Sunday 11 August 2019

Antique Furniture Charity Auction

Friends of Coolart are holding a charity auction of antique furniture to raise funds for the ongoing renovations of Coolart Homestead. The furniture will be on display at Coolart from August 26 and the auction will be held on Sunday 8 September 2019. An online catalogue of goods is available here: Furniture Catalogue.

The auction will be a great opportunity to buy that unique piece that will differentiate your space from the rest!

 Entry is free. Bidder registration costs $5, bidders can register on the day.


Annual Community Picnic Day

Friends of Coolart are once again hosting a community picnic day on Sunday 3 November 2019. Bring your own picnic, friends and families and enjoy live music and activities for all in the glorious grounds of Coolart.

Free event. More details to come.