National Science Week is Australia’s annual celebration of science and technology for all ages. Running each year in August, it features more than 1000 events around Australia, including those delivered by universities, schools, research institutions, libraries, museums and science centres.
Tues 16, 23 & Thurs 18, 25 August, 11.30am–2pm Sun 21, 28 August, 10.30am–2.30pm
*Subject to change Check Lab opening times at the front desk on the day of your visit.
Tuesday 23 August, 6.30 - 9.30pm
Join Fairfax photographers Edwina Pickels and Peter Rae at the museum for an evening shooting macro photography. Learn how to take professional macro images using visually complex insects and other subjects from the museum. The two-hour workshop will cover the following topics:
The workshop is from 6.30-9.30pm – book your tickets online now!
Tuesdays & Saturday 13 August, 10am & 11am
Follow the treasure map around the museum to find the secret treasure cave. Learn how to sing, dance and scrub the deck like a pirate. Then decorate your own pirate hat or parrot puppet to take home and enjoy some special science-themed pirate experiments to celebrate.
Sunday 21 August, 2pm - 4pm
Join us to celebrate international lighthouse and lightship weekend and working harbours in a day of family fun. As well as circus performances, character tours, harbour rides, art making, experiments and facepainting we have our Lighthouse Larks science cart open from 2-4pm. Visit the cart to investigate the harbour environment with interactive experiments and demonstrations to show how seagulls fly, how boats float, how a lighthouse works and ways of watching weather.
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Extended to 6:00 pm in January
Last boarding time for Submarine and Tall Ships – 4.10pm
Closed Christmas Day 25 December.
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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