Childrens Activity

School Holidays

FULL DAYS OF FUN

A boy and girl in dress-up with HMB Endeavour in the background

Get ready for a cool summer these School Holidays!

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    Summer School Holidays

    Take an Arctic Adventure at the Maritime Museum these school holidays with cool exhibitions, vessels, hands-on workshops, themed creative activities, performances and more. It’s fun for the whole family!

    There’s oodles to do every day including art making, games and dress ups in Kids on Deck, exploring touchable objects at the Cabinet of Curiosities, enjoying interactive theatre performances, film screenings, kids activity trail, 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 28 December 2017 - 28 January 2018.


    Eventbrite - Arctic Voices Big Ticket

    THE BIG TICKET: WHAT YOU GET

    1. Arctic Voices

    Courtesy Science North. 2 boys and a women view Arctic plants.

    Daily Opens 14 December 2017

    Take a interactive journey to this fascinating and changing region.

    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

    A boy and girl in Arctic inspired dress-up

    10am-4pm Daily During School Holidays 

    A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups. Craft your own snowglobes.

    4. 3D Cinema

    Journey to a breathtaking ice wilderness - Wonders of the Arctic 3D

    Daily: 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4pm (check availability, sessions book out) 

    Choose from Wonders of the Arctic, Great White Shark and Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea.

    5. Touch the Cabinet of Curiosities

    A family with museum staff examining objects from the museums collection

    Daily

    Touch and discover curious creature specimens and artefacts related to the Arctic and Antarctic.

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    GREAT WHITE SHARK 3D

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175 

    Daily,  11am, 2pm and 4pm (check availability: sessions get booked out)

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

    EXTRAS: EVEN MORE TO DO

    Creative Workshops

    Young girls participating in a Claymation workshop

    17-18 January or 24 January 

    Get hands on with a claymation or TV presenting workshop.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Three kids jumping under the guns on the deck of HMAS Vampire

    Thursday 19 January

    Join an after-dark tour of the HMAS Vampire and Action Stations!

    Under 5's Summer Sessions

    A young girl with a plush toy in the museum
    Tuesdays & Saturdays 9-27 January School Holidays 10am, or 11am 

    Explore amazing artworks on display at the museum through movement, songs and storytime especially for toddlers. 

    Meet Bailey the Dog

    Bailey Haggerty, Assistant Director of Seagulls, and also the museums border collie

    Daily, Roving between 2.30-3pm

    Meet the adorable Bailey, our assistant director of seagulls as he takes his afternoon walk. *please check availability on the day

    Eat at Yots Café

    Burger and chips at Yots cafe
    Open 9.30am–5pm, Monday to Sunday

    Kids are covered at Yots Cafe or the Kiosk.

    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

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    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.

    Book now or email bookings@anmm.gov.au.