Childrens Activity

School Holidays

Children dressed up as Romans for the Escape from Pompeii exhibition

Tie on your togas and travel back in time to the heyday of the Roman Empire these school holidays

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  • Autumn School Holidays

    Tie on your togas and travel back in time to the heyday of the Roman Empire these school holidays with activities, performances, art making, tours, creative workshops and more!

    Daily activities include art making, games and dress ups in Kids on Deck, exploring touchable objects at the Cabinet of Curiosities, enjoying interactive Science Show performances, Kids Activity Backpacks, and more.

    Join the holiday fun for unlimited access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit: all exhibitions, vessels and programs.

    Adults $32, Child (under 4), FREE, Child (aged 4–15) $20, Concession $20, Family $79, Members FREE.

    All School Holiday programs run until 24 April 2017, except for the Science Show, which finishes 23 April.

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket

    THE BIG TICKET: WHAT YOU GET

    1. Explore Escape from Pompeii

    Escape from Pompeii The Untold Roman Rescue

    Daily from 31 March 30 August 2017

    Tie on your togas and travel back in time to the heyday of the Roman Empire.

    2. Sail The Seven Seas

    A young boy and girl climbing through the submarine HMAS Onslow

    Daily

    Climb aboard our historic fleet to feel what life at sea was really like.

    3. Kids on Deck

    Children dressed up as Romans

    Daily 

    A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups. Craft your own centurion's helmet or wreath crown.

    4. Touch the Cabinet of Curiosities

    a young boy interacting with the cabinet of curiousity

    Daily

    Explore curious replica artefacts that tell the story of the Roman world.

    5. Kids Activity Backpacks

    2 girls and 1 boy dressed in costume hats inside the Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibition with the contents of the activity backpacks

    Daily

    Explore our latest exhibition Escape from Pompeii and the museum galleries with fun and creative activity backpacks.

    6. Meet Bailey the Dog

    Bailey the Dog

    Daily, Roving between 2.30-3pm

    Meet the adorable Bailey, our assistant director of seagulls as he takes his afternoon walk.

    *please check availability of this activity on the day of your visit.

    EXTRAS: EVEN MORE TO DO

    Creative Workshops

    A group of kids participating during a youth workshop

    12-23 April  and 19 or 20 April 

    Get hands on with a film-making or casting and mould making sculpture workshops.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    2 children with character actor during a torchlight tour

    Thursday 20 April

    Join your character guide for an after-dark tour of the museum!

    Science Show: Empires and Eruptions!

    A scene from the science show with 2 actors with 2 children
    Daily (except Saturdays), 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm

    Enjoy spectacular science demonstrations in this live and interactive show.

    A Day in Pompeii 3D

    A still from the 3D movie a day in Pompeii before eruption
    Daily, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4 pm

    See what it was like during the final hours of Pompeii – in 3D.

    Kids Activity Trails

    illustration of a trireme and Mount Vesuvius

    Daily

    Download our Pompeii Kids Activity Trails. We've got trails for Under 6s, 6-8 year olds, and 9+ year olds.

    Great White Shark 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily, 11am, 2pm, 3pm and 4 pm

    Three years in the making, Great White Shark takes viewers around the world on an incredible journey.

    Eat at Yots Café

    Kids pizza
    Open 9.30am–5pm, Monday to Sunday

    Kids are covered with a fresh Pompeii-inspired menu.

    Plan your visit

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


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    A Special Offer from Costumebox

    Costume BOx Logo
    Thanks to our friends at Costume Box, sponsor of our togariffic threads these school holidays: receive $10 off orders of $50+ when you use code POMPEII.

    *Offer is valid until 31/12/17, but excludes made-to-order mascots, party busters and sale items.

  • Photo Gallery

    Photo Gallery

    A group of children on a torchlight tour in the museumYouth Workshop: Cockatoo Island AdventuresKids on Deck – Splendiferous SubmarineA girl dressed up as a sailor.Cabinet of Curiosities – Weird ScienceFamily Fun Sunday – Cockatoo Island AdventuresA girl plays with a toy shark at our Kids on Deck program.
  • Vacation Care Programs

    Vacation Care Programs

    The museum offers great value vacation care programs. Vacation care groups can enjoy organised activities every school holidays. Stay all day or come for a few hours.


    Programs can include:
    • Exhibitions
    • Kids on Deck activities where children (5–12) can get creative with art-making activities, craft, dress-ups, science activities and interactive games. The program changes every term.
    • Entry to the destroyer HMAS Vampire, the submarine HMAS Onslow and HMB Endeavour.
    • Entry to performance programs such as storytelling and circus, Cabinet of Curiosities and more.
    • Free entry for 2 adults per 10 children
    • Free bus parking
    • Cost: $10 per child (for groups of 10 children or more)
    • $4 extra/child for 1874 tall ship James Craig.

    For bookings please phone +61 2 9298 3655 or email bookings@anmm.gov.au

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