Fun and Learning for Under 5s
The Maritime Museum welcomes 2-5-year-olds and their parents/carers!
Every month, Mini Mariners welcomes 2-5-year-olds and their parents/carers. Expect lots of fun with games, crafts, story time, 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.
Join the museum and Playgroup NSW in celebrating Children’s Week at the Australian National Maritime Museum with special programs for children 0-6 years and their carers starting Monday 24 through to Wednesday 26 October. Find out more.
A is for anemone, Z is for Zebrafish. Take a journey through the alphabet of all things furry, feathered and finned as we spot amazing animals in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.
Enjoy touch tours with creature specimens, movement, songs, games, craft and free play in our themed activity space. Make your own block printed tote bag, animal puppet or hat to take home.
Date: Tuesdays 6, 13, 20 and Saturday 17 September
Times: 10am & 11am
Explore Ships, Clocks and Stars through creative play- music making, movement, nursery rhymes, simple measurement games and shape matching. Make your own colour matching clock, captains hat or star garland to take home.
Date: Tuesdays 11, 18 and Saturday 15 October
Let's follow the treasure map around the museum to find the secret treasure cave. Learn how to count your treasure, sing, dance and scrub the deck like a pirate. Then you can decorate your own pirate hat or parrot puppet to take home and enjoy some special pirate science experiments.
Date: Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Saturday 12 November
Times: 10am or 11am
Discover animal photos and specimens on display at the museum with movement, songs and storytime in a fun and interactive learning program especially designed for toddlers.
If you arrive early you can explore the galleries and our Mini Mariners Play! Space or grab a coffee from our Kiosk or Yots cafe. Afterwards head to Kids on Deck for crafts and messy play.
Date: Tuesday 27 Sept, 4 October or Saturday 8 October
Join the museum and Playgroup NSW in celebrating Children’s Week with special programs for children 0-6 years and their carers. Take a look at the program and find out more
Date: 24-26 October
Times: 10am, 10.45am, 11.30am & 12 noon
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 (included in your ticket) 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 email@example.com.
Prices: $8.50 per child, first adult $3.50, additional adults $7 (including Galleries Ticket). FREE for Members.
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Australia National Maritime Museum
Every day 9.30 am - 5 pm
Extend to 6.00 pm in January
Closed Xmas Day 25 Dec.
2 Murrey Street
sydney NSW 2000, AU
+61 2 9298 3777