Childrens Activity

Family Fun Sunday

A great day out for the whole family

Lighthouse larks family fun Sunday

Join us for creative activities, lively performances, character tours and face painting.

  • Something for Everyone

    Join us for special themed family fun Sundays twice a term with lively performances, film screenings, character tours and face painting.

    Join us as we celebrate International Lighthouse and Lightship weekend with visiting vessels and creative activities for the whole family.

    Light House Larks Family Fun Day
    Sunday 20 August 11am - 4pm

    11am – 3pm - Kids on Deck
    Play, create and discover with art making, games and dress ups.

    Craft your own lighthouse model, make harbour prints, a tugboat sculpture or a souvenir badge. Experiment with reflectors and circuits to make a working light-keepers lantern or learn morse code ciphers.

    11am – 3.30 pm- Face painting
    Have your face painted with nautical inspired designs

    11am – 3pm - Visiting working harbour vessels from Sydney Heritage Fleet (details to come)

    1.30pm and 3.30pm - Plankton Diaries with Visiting Vessel Tara – marine science demonstrations
    Join artists and scientists on board visiting French scientific vessel Tara to investigate techniques for documenting the most microscopic marine life.

     1pm, 2pm, 3pm – Adventures by Sea - musical storytelling performances
    Join acclaimed spoken word artist Miles Merrill and composer/musician Trevor Brown as they tell tall tales of dancing lighthouses, wild storms and beat-boxing whales inspired by the museums collection.

    11.30am, 12.30pm, 2.30pm - Harbour Hoots Family Tours with Captain Shawn Scuttlebutt
    Join character guide Captain Shawn Scuttlebutt for a fun filled family friendly tour and games around the museum’s harbour to discover the story behind our visiting vessels and our three lights- Cape Bowling Green, Carpentaria and the Tasman Light.

    10.30am –11.30am and 3pm – 4pm - Have your photo with Blinky-the Lighthouse on legs
    See if you can find our friendly red and white striped lighthouse roaming the shores of the museum for a picture perfect moment!

    1am – 4pm - Climb up the Cape Bowling Green Lighthouse, See the Carpentaria from the wharf
    Free with any ticket or gold coin donation to climb the lighthouse


    All activities included with any paid admission
    Members Free


    10 September - Talk Like a Pirate
    15 October - Cockatoo Island Adventures

    Ticket information

    All activities included with any paid admission.

    Members Free

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    Kids popping giant bubbles on the museum foreshoreHeidi hoops performs at a previous family fun sundayFamily Fun Sunday – Subventure!Family Fun Sunday – Steer, Sail and SoarFamily Fun Sunday – Row Row RegattaFamily Fun Sunday – Cockatoo Island AdventuresFamily Fun Sunday – Pacific PlayFamily Fun Sunday – Family Christmas Celebration