We welcome thousands of students and teachers every year and we’re always here to help you plan an experience to remember.

Here’s what you need to know to get the most out of your next visit.

The museum is bursting with educational opportunities for school students and offers truly unique onsite and virtual excursions, enjoyable and engaging for students and teachers alike.

Our qualified and experienced teacher guides run over 30 educational programs across a number of curriculum areas. Sessions are imaginative and hands-on, suitable for students of all ages from Kindergarten to Year 12.

To access our quality programs, there are three easy steps to organising your onsite or virtual excursion:


1. Choose a program

Choose from our range of programs:

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Please note:
Teachers and supervising adults visit FREE of charge for 1 adult per 10 students for years K–6 and 1 adult per 15 students for years 7–12
Additional adults will be charged the student rate
All bookings include FREE entry to museum exhibitions and HMAS Vampire, time permitting


2. Make a booking

Make a Booking

Or for booking enquiries, contact us:

Other contact details:

  • Postal address: 2 Murray Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

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3. Plan your visit and safety requirements

Before embarking on your excursion, please:

  • Print and complete the School WH & S Risk Management Plan (PDF, 83kb)
  • Organise supervision for your group in the following ratios: 1 supervising adult per 10 students for years K–6; 1 supervising adult per 15 students for years 7–12.
  • Prepare your Resource Materials (if applicable). For some programs, student notes will be sent to you prior to your visit. Please photocopy one set of notes per student and ensure that they bring them (and pencils) to the museum.

How to get here:

  • Car parking & public transport: there are lots of options to choose from on our Getting Here page.

Once you arrive:

  • Students must stay within the museum precinct.
  • School bags: to be placed in the museum’s secure storage area.
  • Photos and videos: students are welcome to take photos and video in the museum (no flash) for personal, non-commercial use only. Some temporary exhibitions may have restrictions so please check at the front desk when you arrive.
  • Social media: you can share your posts and photos with us by tagging @sea.museum / #seamuseum on Twitter and Instagram or by liking us on Facebook.
  • Food and drink: see our Eating & Drinking page.
  • Accessibility: the museum is an accessible venue. If you are travelling with students with special needs, please see our Accessibility Guide.
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