Make a splash for spring school holidays

Explore the wondrous world of saltwater these school holidays and experiment with hands-on activities. Kids can play with propulsion and go wild with bubbles, adventure under the sea on our submarine, be wowed by 3D films and relax with luminous mural making in our Deep Sea Lounge. There’s also a creative kids activity trail to take through our award-winning exhibition, Gapu-Monuk Saltwater.

If you’re looking for something extra special check out our after-dark family torchlight tour, or book the kids in for a creative photography workshop at Cockatoo Island.  

All school holiday programs run from Sunday 30 September – Sunday 14 October 2018. Book before 29 September for 20% off your Big Ticket. 

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Programs and events


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Exhibition | 13 Mar 2018 - 30 Jan 2019

James Cameron - Challenging the Deep
A girl makes a glitter snow dome / snow globe.
Play, create and discover in Kids on Deck – a fun filled activity space with art making, games, and dress ups for primary school aged children and their carers.  Learn More
Museum dog Bailey pictured wearing 3D glasses on his head in the theatre.
See the world come to life!  Learn More
A mural of sea creatures
Relax with fun story books and luminous mural making!  Learn More
Illustration of a saltwater crocodile
Explore the Gapu-Monuk Saltwater exhibition with a fun and creative activity trail especially designed for children. Learn More
Kids school holidays photography workshop, Cockatoo Island
Kids can learn new creative skills in our 1 day hands-on workshops Learn More

Event | 03 Oct 2018 - 08 Oct 2018

Creative Workshop for kids 8-14 years
Torchlight Tour: a dramatic after-dark tour through the museum's secret spots
Join your guide for a dramatic after-dark tour through the museum's secret spots, staying behind when everyone has gone home. Learn More

Event | 11 Oct 2018 - 11 Oct 2018

Family Torchlight Tour
Cabinet of Curiosities. Kids touch and discover curiosities. A boy explores the objects. He holds two furry gloves.
Explore wonderful and curious maritime artefacts in this hands-on discovery activity in our galleries. Learn More