Childrens Activity

School Holidays

FULL DAYS OF FUN

Tween boy and girl in dress ups for Go Wild school holidays program

GO WILD these school holidays with exhibitions, vessels, hands-on workshops, themed creative activities, performances and more.

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  • SO MUCH TO DO

    SO MUCH TO DO

    Spring School Holidays

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

    Daily activities include art making, games and dress ups in Kids on Deck, exploring touchable objects at the Cabinet of Curiosities, enjoying interactive musical performances, film screenings, kids trails, 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 24 Sep - 9 October 2017.

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket

    THE BIG TICKET: WHAT YOU GET

    1. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    50 ©Audun Rikardsen (Norway) Arctic Showtime

    Daily until 9 October 2017

    Take a journey into the secret places of the world around us and witness the extraordinary talent of photographers.

    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

    3 boys and 1 girl in animal inspired dress-ups

    10am-4pm Daily During School Holidays 

    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 family with museum staff examining objects from the museums collection

    Daily

    Touch and discover curious creature specimens and photographic technology artefacts from our education collection.

    5. 3D Cinema

    Great White Shark 3D 500x175

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

    2 documentaries to choose from Great White Shark and Aircraft Carrier Guardians of the Sea.

    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

    A male youth using a SLR camera

    27 September or 4 October 

    Get hands on with a printmaking or up close with macro photography workshops.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Join Our Torchlight Tours

    Thursday 28 September

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

    Under 5's Art Adventures

    An under 5 child with a stuff toy animal
    Tuesdays & Saturdays in Spring 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 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 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.


    Become a Member and save

    Become a Maritime Museum Member and receive FREE or discounted entry to all our events and exhibitions, as well as many other benefits.


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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.

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

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