Childrens Activity

School Holidays

Children dressed up as Romans

Tie on your togas and travel back in time to the heyday of the Roman Empire these school holidays

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  • Autumn School Holidays

    Tie on your togas and TRAVEL BACK IN TIME to the heyday of the Roman Empire these school holidays with activities, performances, art making, tours, creative workshops and more to enjoy!

    Daily activities include artmaking, games and dress ups in Kids on Deck, exploring touchable objects at the Cabinet of Curiosities, enjoying interactive Science show performances, Kids Activity Backpacks, 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 $30, Child (under 4), FREE, Child (aged 4–15) $18, Concession $18, Family $79, Members FREE.

    School holiday programs run from 9 - 23 August 2017

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket


    1. Explore Escape from Pompeii

    Escape from Pompeii The Untold Roman Rescue

    Daily from 31 March 30 August 2017

    Tie on your togas and travel back in time to the heyday of the Roman Empire.

    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. Kids on Deck

    Children dressed up as Romans


    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 young boy interacting with the cabinet of curiousity


    Touch and feel your way through mysterious marvels. Explore curious replica artefacts that tell the story of the Roman world.

    5. Kids Activity Backpacks

    2 girls and 1 boy dressed in costume hats inside the Ships, Clocks and Stars exhibition with the contents of the activity backpacks


    Explore our latest exhibition Escape from Pompeii and the museum galleries with fun and creative activity backpacks.


    Creative Workshops

    A group of kids participating during a youth workshop

    12-23 April  and 19 or 20 April 

    Get hands on with a film-making or casting mouldmaking workshops.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    2 children with character actor during a torchlight tour

    Thursday 20 April

    Join your character guide for a dramatic after-dark tour of the museum!

    Science Show: Empires and Eruptions!

    A scene from the science show with 2 actors with 2 children
    Daily (except Saturdays), 11.30am, 12.30pm and 2pm

    Enjoy spectacular science demonstrations in this live and interactive show.

    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 and games.

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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