Childrens Activity

Mini Mariners

Fun and Learning for Under 5s

A young boy in a paper pirates hat with his mother doing craft during a mini mariners program

The Maritime Museum welcomes 2-5-year-olds and their parents/carers!

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    Every month, Mini Mariners welcomes 2-5 year-olds and their parents/carers. Explore the galleries, sing and dance in interactive tours with costumed guides. Enjoy creative free play, craft, games, dress-ups and story time in our themed activity area.

    November - Pirates Ahoy

    A young boy in a paper pirates hat with his mother doing craft during a mini mariners program

    Let's follow the treasure map around the museum to find the secret treasure cave. Learn how to sing, dance and scrub the deck like a pirate. Then you can decorate your own pirate hat or parrot puppet to take home and enjoy some special pirate science experiments.

    Date: Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28, Saturday 18  November

    Time: 10am or 11am

    Eventbrite - Mini mariners - November - Pirates Ahoy

    January - Summer Sessions

    A young girl with a plush toy in the museum

    Explore amazing creatures that live under the sea through movement, songs and storytime in a fun and interactive learning program especially designed for toddlers. Afterwards head to Kids on Deck for crafts and messy play.   

    Date: Tuesdays 9, 16, 23, Saturdays  13, 20, 27 January

    Time: 10am or 11am

    Eventbrite - Under 5s - January - Summer Sessions

    General Information

    Please meet at the foyer 5–10 minutes before the program and collect your sticker from the front desk. If you arrive early or want to stay longer, you can explore our galleries and our Mini Mariners Play space or grab a coffee from the Kiosk or Yots cafe.

    Our Plan Your Visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.

    Bookings are essential.

    Booked playgroups are welcome!

    Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3655 or email bookings@anmm.gov.au.

    Ticket Information

    Prices: $8.50 per child, first adult $3.50, additional adults $7. FREE for Members.

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