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A boy and girl in Arctic inspired dress-up

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    Go on An Arctic Adventure This Summer

    Kids have a fun new world to discover this summer - the Arctic. Inspired by Arctic Voicesthere's a huge range of frost-tinged things to do for kids of all ages. Once you've seen Arctic Voices, come on an Arctic Adventure through the rest of the museum.

    Join us for hands-on fun these school holidays: 

    A Big Ticket gives you unlimited access to everything open at the museum on the day of your visit: all exhibitions, vessels and programs.

    Adults $32, Child (under 4), FREE, Child (aged 4–15) $20, Concession $20, Family $79, Members FREE.

    All School Holiday programs run 28 December 2017 - 28 January 2018*.

    Book your Arctic Voices Big Ticket online

    Eventbrite - Arctic Voices Big Ticket

    *Programs are suspended for Australia Day on 26 January


    1. Arctic Voices

    Courtesy Science North. 2 boys and a women view Arctic plants.

    Daily Opens 14 December 2017

    Take an interactive journey to this fascinating and changing region.

    2. Sail The Seven Seas

    A young boy and girl climbing through the submarine HMAS Onslow


    Climb aboard our historic fleet to feel what life at sea was really like.

    3. Kids on Deck

    A boy and girl in Arctic inspired dress-up

    10am-4pm Daily During School Holidays 

    A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups. Craft your own snowglobes.

    4. 3D Cinema

    Wonders of the Arctic in 3D

    Daily: 10:30am, 12:30pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm (check availability first) 

    Choose from Wonders of the Arctic, Great White Shark and Aircraft Carrier: Guardians of the Sea.

    5. Touch the Cabinet of Curiosities

    A family with museum staff examining objects from the museums collection

    Daily 11am and 2pm, Sundays 11am and 2pm during term

    Touch and discover curious Arctic and Antarctic artefacts related to the .

    6. Theatre Show Captain Nemo Nautilus

    Arctic Adventures Live Theatre for Kids these Summer Holidays

    Daily 11.30am & 2pm, except Saturdays.  Runs 3-28 January
    Join the quest to help one wily polar bear bring back winter.


    Creative Workshops

    Young girls participating in a Claymation workshop

    17-18 January or 24 January 

    Get hands on with a claymation or TV presenting workshop.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Join Our Torchlight Tours

    Thursday 19 January

    Join an after-dark tour of the HMAS Vampire and Action Stations!

    Under 5's Summer Sessions

    A young girl with a plush toy in the museum
    Tuesdays & Saturdays 9-27 January School Holidays 10am, or 11am 

    Explore amazing artworks on display at the museum through movement, songs and storytime especially for toddlers.

    Meet Bailey the Dog

    Bailey the Dog, Assistant Director, Seagulls

    Daily, roving between 2.30-3pm

    Meet the adorable Bailey, our assistant director of seagulls as he takes his afternoon walk. *please check availability on the day

    Eat at Yots Café

    Burger and chips at Yots cafe
    Open 9.30am–5pm, Monday to Sunday

    Kids are covered at Yots Cafe or the Kiosk.

    Babies Welcome: Enjoy a Stroller Tour

    A mum with her baby during a stroller tour of a exhibition at the museum

    Tours 10.30am & 12.30pm, Monday 22 January

    Strollers, front packs, baby-slings and breastfeeding are all welcome.

    Plan your visit

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

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  • Vacation Care Programs

    Vacation Care Programs

    The museum offers great value vacation care programs. Vacation care groups can enjoy organised activities every school holidays. Stay all day or come for a few hours.

    Programs can include:
    • Exhibitions
    • Kids on Deck activities where children (5–12) can get creative with art-making activities, craft, dress-ups, science activities and interactive games. The program changes every term.
    • Entry to the destroyer HMAS Vampire, the submarine HMAS Onslow and HMB Endeavour.
    • Entry to performance programs such as storytelling and circus, Cabinet of Curiosities and more.
    • Free entry for 2 adults per 10 children
    • Free bus parking
    • Cost: $10 per child (for groups of 10 children or more)
    • $4 extra/child for 1874 tall ship James Craig.

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