Childrens Activity

School Holidays

Voyage to the Deep these school holidays!

Go on a Voyage to the Deep these school holidays!

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  • Turn School Holidays into a Summer of Fun

    Go on a voyage to the deep these school holidays! Mysterious and marvellous undersea worlds are waiting for you to explore. 

    There’s adventures to be had every single summer day - see the award-winning kids’ exhibition Voyage to the Deep; have fun with arts and crafts, games and dress ups in Kids on Deck; explore touchable curios and creatures from the Cabinet of Curiosities, enjoy family theatre performances, and relax with free film screenings.

    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 $30, Child (under 4), FREE, Child (aged 4–15) $18, Concession $18, Family $79, Members FREE.

    School holiday programs run from 28 December to 25 January 2017

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket


    1. Explore Voyage to the Deep

    A boy takes the wheel of an interactive submarine at the Voyage to the Deep exhibition.

    Daily from 14 December 16 - 19 February 2017

    Explore our award-winning exhibition for kids (and parents!).

    2. 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.

    3. Live Theatre: Captain Nemo's Nautilus

    A scene from our new theatre performance, Captain Nemo's Nautilus.

    28-30 December – 3-25 January at 11.30am and 2pm (daily, except Fridays)

    Monkey Baa Theatre Company presents Captain Nemo’s Nautilus.

    4. Kids on Deck

    3 kids in sea creature dressups


    A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups. Learn how to make your own model submarine or periscope.

    5. Touch the Cabinet of Curiosities

    3 girls with a museum educator at interacting with objects from the cabinet of curiosity


    Touch and feel your way through mysterious marvels. Find out how what whale skin feels like, and how sharp a shark's tooth is.

    6. Weave the Reef

    A tween with her ghostnet craft creation


    Learn about the threat of discarded fishing nets, called 'ghostnets'. Craft and display your own ghostnet sea creatures.


    Creative Workshops

    Learn how to take photos like a pro at the maritime museum

    16 - 17 January and 18-19 January

    Get hands on with a film-making or photography workshop.

    Under 5s Tours - Aquanaut Adventurers

    A young boy and girl in dressed up in diver helmets

    7 – 24 January, Tuesdays and Saturdays, 10am or 11am

    A fun learning program especially designed for toddlers.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Character guide Stormy Grey the stowaway with kids on a torchlight tour in the museum

    Friday 20 January

    Join Stormy Grey the Stowaway in a dramatic after-dark hunt for shipwrecks and treasure!

    Eat at Yots Café

    Yots Cafe at the ANMM. Take a break.
    Open 9.30am–5pm, Monday to Sunday

    Kids are covered with a healthy menu, and there's face painting, games and a waterfront BBQ every Sunday in January.

    Free Family Films

    Jonas and the Sea
    Daily 2.45pm until January 25 (25 mins)

    Discover the wonderful world of Jonas and the Sea, and much more, in our air-conditioned theatre.

    Plan your visit

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

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  • 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

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