This summer, families are invited to spend the day having an Arctic adventure as the Australian National Maritime Museum brings winter to Sydney in a range of un-bearably cool activities for children. Inspired by its family exhibition Arctic Voices, there’s fun for the whole family each day including art making, games and dress ups, interactive theatre performances, touchable objects and artefacts, 3D film screenings and activities just for the littlies.

Kid craft activities: Polar Palooza
28 Dec 2017 - 28 January 2018, 10am – 4pm
5 – 12 years

These holidays, be inspired by the epic environments of the north and south poles. Create your own spectacular snowglobes, paint with ice, craft polar animal puppets or help make our giant milk bottle igloo! Enjoy dress ups and interactive games

Entry included in the Summer Holiday Big Ticket - Tickets Adult $35 | Child $20 | Concession $25 | Family $89, no booking required.

Theatre performance: Arctic Adventures
8 December 2017 - 28 January 2018 (daily except Saturdays), 11.30am and 2pm

Step into an immersive story with our Arctic themed theatre show.

Entry included in the Summer Holiday Big Ticket - Tickets Adult $35 | Child $20 | Concession $25 | Family $89, no booking required.

Cabinet of Curiosities Touch Trolley – Polar opposites
28 Dec 2017 - 28 January 2018, 11am – 12 noon and 2 – 3pm

Touch and discover curious creature specimens and artefacts related to the Arctic and Antarctic in this hands on discovery device inside the galleries.

Entry included in the Summer Holiday Big Ticket - Tickets Adult $35 | Child $20 | Concession $25 | Family $89, no booking required.

3D film: Wonders of the Arctic
Opens 14 Dec 2017, 9.30am – 5pm

Visit our 3D theatre and take a journey to the Arctic to discover the crucial role that ice plays in the northern environment and the changes that are quickly overtaking the people and animals who have adapted to this land of ice and snow.

Entry included in the Summer Holiday Big Ticket - Tickets Adult $35 | Child $20 | Concession $25 | Family $89, no booking required.

Under 5s activities - Summer sessions
9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, January 2018, 10am or 11am

Explore amazing creatures that live under the sea through movement, songs, storytime and messy play in a fun and interactive learning program especially designed for toddlers. 

Adult $8, child $6 Bookings

Torchlight Tour: Night in the Navy on HMAS Vampire
Friday 19 January 2018, 6.15pm- 7.45pm
Ages: 4 -12 and adults

Join your character guide for a dramatic after-dark tour through the HMAS Vampire. Enjoy creative capers, light refreshments and exclusive after-hours access to the vessel and Action Stations experience.

 $22 per child, $18 per adult. Bookings:

Youth workshop: TV Presenting Live from the Arctic

Wednesday 17 – Thursday 18 January 2018, 10am – 4pm 
Ages 8 - 14

Create and star in your own imaginative TV segments inspired by our Arctic Voices exhibition. Learn clever techniques in green-screen, scripting, directing, acting and film-making as you produce your own creative digital stories. Have your finished work displayed for family and friends in a special-event cinema screening. 

$160 per child ($140 earlybird special to 10 January). 

Youth workshop – Claymation creatures
Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10am – 3.30pm 
Ages 8 - 14

Discover how to produce your own stop-motion and clay animations inspired by our Arctic Voices exhibition on show in this fun filled one day workshop. Create your own animation to share and have your work featured on the museum’s youtube channel.

$70 Bookings:

Exhibition: Arctic Voices

Opens 14 December

The Arctic is a place of rapid change and despite its seemingly remote location, it is connected to us all. Arctic Voices uses interactive experiences, photos, videos and real specimens to convey that the Arctic is more than just snow – it is land, water, and ice. It is home to people and a surprising diversity of wildlife.

Children can pounce, hop, push and crawl their way through animal life in the Arctic, and come face to face with a polar bear and other arctic creatures. They can travel with scientists as they catch and tag Arctic whales, and then go on a "garden tour" examining specimens to see how plants have adapted to survive and thrive in this harsh environment.

Arctic Voices opens to the public on 14 December 2017. Entry is included in the museum’s Big Ticket Adult $35 | Child $20 | Concession $25 | Family $89

For full details about the exhibition and all the associated school holiday activities, visit or call 02 9298 3777.