Childrens Activity



3 teens in the Arctic Voices exhibition

Enjoy an Autumn of discovery



    Experience WILD & ICE this Autumn

    Kids have a fun new world to discover this Autumn. Inspired by Arctic Voices and Wildlife Photographer of the Year, there is oodles to do every day for kids of all ages. 

    Join us for hands-on fun these school holidays: 

    • make your own art, and have fun with games and dress ups in Kids on Deck 
    • explore touchable Arctic objects at the Cabinet of Curiosities 
    • enjoy interactive circus performances
    • be wowed by our new 3D film, Oceans: Our Blue Planet
    • get hands on in our photography & music video Creative Workshops
    • go on an after-dark Torchlight Tour
    • and more!
    • A Big Ticket gives you 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 16-30 April 2018. 

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket


    Our foyer is currently undergoing a refresh. We apologise for any inconvenience or noise and look forward to welcoming you soon with an upgraded visitor experience. 


    1. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    © Qing Lin - The Insiders

    Opens 13 April 2018

    Reconnect with nature through the magic of photography.

    2. Arctic Voices

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

    Closes 30 April 2018

    Take an interactive journey to this fascinating and changing region.

    3. Sail The Seven Seas

    A young boy and girl climbing through the submarine HMAS Onslow


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

    4. Kids on Deck

    Young boy with a craft paper fish

    10am-4pm Daily During School Holidays 

    A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups.

    5. 3D Cinema

    Oceans 3D post image with seal dolphins and fish

    Daily: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm (check availability first) 

    See Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet.

    6. Touch the Cabinet of Curiosities

    A young boy investigating Antarctic objects on the cabinet of curiosity.

    Daily 11am and 2pm, Sundays 11am and 2pm during term

    Touch and discover curious scientific objects and specimens.


    Classic and Wooden Boat Festival

    A boy and girl racing craft sailing boats at the Classic & Wooden Boat Festival

    13 - 15 April 2018

    There’s boatloads of fun to be had at the kids boatshed.

    Creative Workshops

    Kids in front of a green screen

    18 April or 23-24 April

    Get hands on with a photography or Music Video workshop.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Join our Torchlight Tours. A boy and girl with torches on HMB Endeavour

    Thursday 26 April

    Join an after-dark tour of the HMAB Endeavour 

    The Stowaway Critters Science Circus

    2 female circus performers at the museum

    Daily 11.30am & 2pm, except Saturdays.  25 mins

    Daring displays and a cast of kooky characters.

    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
    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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  • 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