Childrens Activity

Kids on Deck

Activity space

Young boy with a craft paper fish

Play, create, and discover with art, games and dress ups!

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    Play, create and discover in Kids on Deck – a fun filled activity space with art making, games, and dress ups for primary school aged children and their carers. 

    Sundays in Term 3: Deep Sea Mystery

    Be inspired by maritime archaeology and curious deep sea creatures this winter. Sculpt your own explorer’s vessel, craft a deep sea creature softie or experiment with printmaking and handmade animation devices.

    Spring School Holidays: Saltwater Wonders

    Make a splash with hands-on experiments and creative capers inspired by saltwater stories, spectacular Ghost Net sculptures and the science of ocean conservation. Play with propulsion, wonder at watercraft and go wild with gigantic bubbles in our outdoor lab. Sculpt, print and weave your own amazing artworks, enjoy dress ups and interactive games.

    You can also enjoy our Cabinet of Curiosities touch trolley or take a kids' trail through one of award-winning exhibitions when you visit.


    During Term Time:

    Sundays: 11am - 3pm

    During School Holidays: 

    Daily: 10.30am - 4pm, 30 September - 14 October

    Entry is FREE with any paid museum admission.

    Entry is FREE for Members.

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