Join us this February to celebrate the Year of the Ox! 

Celebrate Lunar New Year with a calendar of festive events and activities for all ages, including family-friendly creative workshops, activity trails around the museum and Mandarin tours around the best of the museum's attractions. Entry to all activities are free as part of Free February!


Mandarin Speaking Tours | 12 - 21 February | 11am - Please note: No tour will run on Saturday 13 February.


Lunar New Year, HMAS Vampire

To celebrate the Lunar New Year, the museum will offer Chinese language guided tours of the museum's main galleries, exhibitions and attractions. To be delivered in Mandarin, the tour will feature a visit to Captain Cook's Endeavour replica as well as highlights of the museum's compelling exhibitions. 

This free tour will last for around 30 minutes. There is limited capacity so please check tour availability upon your arrival to the museum. 


Lunar Maker Space | Sunday 14 and 21 February | 11am - 3pm


Celebrate Lunar New Year with creative family-friendly workshops inspired by traditional stories and mythological maritime creatures. Craft a lunar lantern or a dragon kite. Use Chinese paper cutting techniques to make your own amazing artwork and learn watercolour brush calligraphy. 

45 minute workshops, included in any paid admission and free for members. However, there is limited capacity to ensure to check availability upon arrival at the museum. 


Lunar Seas Activity Trail & Lucky Dip Prize packs | Every day from 12 - 21 February


Kids Activity Trails 

Adventure around the museum with our Lunar Seas activity trail - inspired by Lunar animals and constellations that feature in the museum's collection. Complete your trail to receive a lucky dip pack filled with creative activities and a prize from the museum store. 

Free to all museum visitors. Recommended to children aged 4-12 

Main image: Humphrey Muleba, Unsplash


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