Mini Mariners - Under 5s program

1 Jun - 31 Aug 2021

Creative and educational activities for 2-5-year-olds and their parents/carers.

Every month, Mini Mariners welcomes 25 year-olds and their parents/carers.

Explore the galleries, sing and dance in interactive tours with costumed guides. Enjoy creative free play, craft, games and storytime in our themed activity area.

Ages: 2-5 + carers

Term time
Session 1: 10.30 – 11.15 am
Session 2: 11.30 am – 12.15 pm 

Winter school holidays
Session 1:
10 – 10.45 am
Session 2: 11 – 11.45 am

Bookings: Online bookings essential | Booked playground welcome

To ensure social distancing, our tours are now running at reduced capacity and additional hygiene measures are in place. Find out more about the museum’s Covid-safe practices.


Theme: Pirates Ahoy
Let's follow the treasure map around the museum to find the secret treasure cave. Learn how to sing, dance and scrub the deck like a pirate. Then you can decorate your own pirate hat or parrot puppet to take home and enjoy some special pirate science experiments. 


Theme: Around the World
Pack your bags for an imaginative journey up, off and away, and over seas in a special character tour for under 5s and their carers. Explore different cultures and places from across the seas. Sing songs, dance, and enjoy storytime and creative crafts. Make a flower lei, a paper lantern or a puppet to take home. 


Theme: Terrific Transport
Toot toot, chug, chug and row, row around the museum as we explore different types of transport, and how they move in special character tours for under 5s and their carers. Enjoy stories, sing songs and move and dance through the galleries in this fun-filled learning program. Craft your own souvenir boat, hot air balloon, or sailor hat to take home. 


Fun activities on Science Day at the museum
Kids Crafts and Activities


Kids on Deck Activity Space
Creative Kids
Creative Kids Annual Family Pass