Kids on Deck Activity Space

Get creative in Kids on Deck – a fun filled workshop space with art making and experiments for primary school aged children and their carers.

Be inspired by our current exhibitions as you enjoy art-making and experiments with your family.

Sundays in term 1

Be inspired by our wondrous ocean planet as you make recycled foam into boats and experiment with buoyancy, fashion a creature-feature hat or design your own stamps.

Winter school holidays

Enjoy creative capers, hands-on experiments and art-making inspired by NAIDOC Week, Saltwater stories and the science of ocean conservation. 

Sculpt, collage and weave your own amazing artworks and take home slippery and spectacular science experiments.

Kids on Deck sessions have a limited capacity, distanced seating (separate tables and equipment for each family group) and additional hygiene measures to ensure families can stay safe and enjoy creative activities together. 

Open daily during school holidays (27 June – 11 July April 2021) 

Open every Sunday during term time

4-14 and adults


School holidays: Every 45 mins 10.30 am – 4 pm (30-minute sessions)
Term time: 11.15 am – 3 pm in term time


Entry included in any paid admission | Members free

Limited capacity. Be sure to book your timeslot at the front desk on arrival




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