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

Explore the galleries, make music and dance in interactive tours with costumed guides. Enjoy creative free play, craft, games and story time in our themed activity area.

Please note: 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.

Selected Tuesdays during term time | One Saturday each month

October 2020 – Pirates Ahoy
Let's follow the treasure map around the museum to find the secret treasure cave. Learn how to 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.

Dates: Tuesdays 13, 20, 27 October and Saturday 24 October

Times: 10.30–11.15 am or 11.30–12.15 pm

Mini Mariners - shark boy

November 2020 – Alphabet Animals

A is for anemone, Z is for Zebrafish. Take a journey through the zoo-phonic alphabet of all things furry, feathered and finned as we spot amazing animal specimens and objects in the museum. Enjoy touch tours with creature specimens as well as movement, music,  games, craft and free play in our themed activity space.  Make your own animal puppet or painting to take home

Dates: Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 November and Saturday 14 November

Times: 10.30–11.15 am or 11.30–12.15 pm


General Information

Please meet at the foyer 5–10 minutes before the program to meet your guide. If you arrive early or want to stay longer, you can explore our galleries or grab a coffee from the Kiosk or Yots cafe.

Our Plan your visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.

Bookings are essential.

Booked playgroups are welcome!

Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3655 or email bookings@sea.museum.

Ticket Information

Prices: Child $12 | Members FREE | Adults $8