Childrens Activity

Mini Mariners

Fun and Learning for Under 5s

A young boy in a paper pirates hat with his mother doing craft during a mini mariners program

The Maritime Museum welcomes 2-5-year-olds and their parents/carers!

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    Every month, Mini Mariners welcomes 2-5 year-olds and their parents/carers. Expect lots of fun with games, crafts, storytime, tours and more. Our interactive gallery tours are led by a costumed guide and there is art-making and free play in our themed activity space.

    January: Under 5s Tours

    A young boy and girl in dressed up in diver helmets

    Explore the world of submarines and creatures that live deep under the sea. Find shipwrecks and sunken treasure in this series of special character tours for under 5s (and their carers!).

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    Date: Tuesdays & Saturdays 7 - 24 January

    Time: 10am or 11am

    Eventbrite - Under 5s Tour - Aquanaut Adventurers

    February - Drip, Drop, Splash!

    Young girl playing with water

    Swish, Bubble, Splash and Dive into the wonderful world of water in a character guided through the museum galleries. Discover stories about water and how we use it every day. Sing songs, enjoy messy play activities and make your own bubble painting to take home.

    Date: Tuesdays & Saturdays 7 - 28 February

    Time: 10am or 11am

    Eventbrite - Mini Mariners - February

    March - Steer, Sail and Soar!

    A little sailor girl with a blow up world globe above her head

    Toot toot, chug, chug and row, row around the museum as we explore different types of transport and how they move in special character tours for under 5s and their carers. Enjoy stories, sing songs and move and dance through the galleries in this fun filled learning program. Craft your own souvenir boat, hot air balloon or sailor hat to take home.

    Date: Tuesdays & Saturdays 7 - 28 March

    Time: 10am or 11am

    Eventbrite - Mini Mariners - March

    General Information

    Please meet at the foyer 5–10 minutes before the program and collect your sticker from the front desk. If you arrive early or want to stay longer, you can explore our galleries and our Mini Mariners Play space or grab a coffee from the Kiosk or Yots cafe.

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

    Bookings are essential.

    Booked playgroups are welcome!

    Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3655 or email

    Ticket Information

    Prices: $8.50 per child, first adult $3.50, additional adults $7. FREE for Members.

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