Childrens Activity



Kids with cardboard sea creature

Enjoy a winter of discovery.



    Dive Into A Deep Sea Mystery these Winter Holidays

    Kids have a fun new world to discover this winter. Inspired by James Cameron — Challenging the Deep, there is an adventure to be had every day for kids of all ages. Join us for hands-on fun: 

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

    All School Holiday programs run 9–22 July 2018. 

    Eventbrite - The School Holiday Big Ticket


    1. James Cameron - Challenging the Deep

    Two kids in a model submersible.

    Opens 29 May 2018

    Discover science, technology & exploration.

    2. Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    © Qing Lin - The Insiders

    Closes 14 October 2018

    Reconnect with nature through the magic of photography.

    3. 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.

    4. Kids on Deck

    Young boy with a craft paper fish

    10am-4pm Daily During School Holidays 

    A fun-filled activity space with arts and craft, games, and dress ups.                 

    5. Deep Sea Sensorium

    Woman twirling pink, dark blue and aqua glow-in-the-dark hula hoops.

    Daily 12.30pm & 2pm, except Saturdays, 30 mins

    Journey into the world of strange and wonderful deep sea life.               

    6. 3D Cinema

    Oceans 3D post image with seal dolphins and fish

    Daily: check times at our Front Desk

    See Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet.

    7. Touch the Cabinet of Curiosities

    Kids examine a baby crocodile specimen.

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

    Discover curious objects related to epic voyages of exploration.


    Creative Workshops

    Join our Photography workshops. A teenage girl on location taking photos.

    11 July & 18-19 July

    Get hands on with a design, animation or 3D modelling workshop.

    Family Torchlight Tour

    Three kids smiling with torches investigating a ship.

    Thursday 19 July

    Join an after-dark shipwreck-themed tour.

    Saltwater Sunday

    An Indigenous Australian performance is watched by young children and families.

    Sunday 8 July 10am–4pm

    Celebrate NAIDOC week with a day of creative cultural activities.

    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.

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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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