Childrens Activity



Kids with cardboard sea creature

Make a splash this spring.



    Make A Splash For Spring School Holidays

    Explore the wondrous world of saltwater and experiment with hands-on activities: 

    • play with propulsion, wonder at watercraft and go wild with bubbles at Kids on Deck
    • be wowed by our 3D film, Oceans: Our Blue Planet
    • relax with luminous mural making in our Deep Sea Lounge
    • explore Gapu-Monuk Saltwater with a creative activity trail
    • touch ancient shark teeth and sea creature specimens at our Cabinet of Curiosities
    • explore Cockatoo Island in our Creative Photography Workshop
    • head under the sea on our submarine for a Torchlight Tour
    • buy a Big Ticket for unlimited access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit

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

    All School Holiday programs run 30 September–14 October 2018. 

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket


    1. James Cameron - Challenging the Deep

    Two kids in a model submersible.

    Daily, 9.30am–5pm 

    Explore the deep sea exploration of filmmaker James Cameron.

    2. Sail The Seven Seas

    A young boy and girl climbing through the submarine HMAS Onslow

    Daily, 9.30am–4pm

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

    3. Kid on Deck

    A group of kids play with giant bubbles

    Daily, 10.30am-4pm During School Holidays 

    Make a splash with experiments and creative capers.                 

    4. Deep Sea Lounge

    Luminescent chalk wall mural

    Daily, 9.30am–5pm

    Relax with story books and luminous mural making.               

    5. 3D Cinema

    Oceans 3D post image with seal dolphins and fish

    Daily: confirm times at our Front Desk

    Dive under the sea with Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet.


    Creative Photography Workshop

    Join our Photography workshops. A teenage girl on location taking photos.

    Wednesday 3 October, 10am–4.30pm 

    Learn photography skills on spectacular Cockatoo Island.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Three kids smiling with torches investigating a ship.

    Thursday 11 October, 6pm-7.30pm

    Journey under the sea for a torchlight tour on our submarine.

    Creative Activity Trail

    This stunning exhibition presents 50 bark paintings which document the spiritual and legal basis of the Yolngu people’s ownership of land in northeast Arnhem Land in Northern Australia.

    Daily, 9.30am–5pm

    Explore Gapu-Monuk Saltwater with a creative activity trail.

    Cabinet of Curiosities

    Kids examine a baby crocodile specimen.

    Daily, 11am-12pm & 2pm-3pm

    Touch and explore fascinating sea creature specimens.

    Meet Bailey the Dog

    Bailey the Dog, Assistant Director, Seagulls

    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
    Daily, 9.30am–5pm

    Kids are covered at Yots Cafe or the Kiosk.

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  • 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.

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