Kids on Deck at the Australian National Maritime Museum

Winter School Holidays

Explore below the surface these school holidays!
Adventure awaits!

Have boatloads of fun at the Maritime Museum these school holidays with exhibitions, vessels, hands-on workshops, themed creative activities and more. It's fun for the whole family!

Complete a quest across land, sea and space and explore the role of mapping and navigation in Map It!, explore beneath the surface of Sydney Harbour in our Ocean Lab, and explore amazing works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists with our fun activity trail.

Map It!

This hands-on exhibition is perfect for curious kids! Complete a quest across land, sea and space and explore the role of mapping and navigation in everyday life. Use different methods of navigation to find your way through shipwrecks, escape a virtual building, and pilot a simulated underwater exploration vehicle. 

 

 

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A girl with a camera photographing a rusted piece of machinery.

Creative Workshops for kids

Ferry out to the shipyards of Cockatoo Island for an adventurous photography workshop and build your skills in using digital SLR cameras and photo-editing techniques or discover how to produce your own stop-motion digital and clay animations in our one-day creative workshops.

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Kids on Deck Activity Space

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Mini Mariners - Under 5s program
Wreck Seeker by the Australian National Maritime Museum
Wreck Seeker
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Ocean Lab
Stroller tours - sensory play space. Image: Kate Pentecost | ANMM

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Seaside Stroller Tours: For babies & carers
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HMB Endeavour
Imaginarium

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Sensory-Friendly Sundays Access Program
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Duyfken
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Destroyer: HMAS Vampire