'Mini Mariners - play! a space for under 5s'.

Mini Mariners - Under 5s program

6 September - 29 November 2022 

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

Mini Mariners (2-5 years and carers)
Selected Tuesdays during term time
One Saturday each month

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

Ages 2–5 + carers
Session 1: 10.30–11.15 am
Session 2: 11.30–12.15 pm

Child $12. Adult $8 Members FREE.
Booked playgroups welcome.
Online bookings essential



September – Alphabet Animals
Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 and Saturday 10 September
Session 1: 10:30am - 11:15am
Session 2: 11:30am - 12:15pm
A is for anemone, Z is for Zebrafish. Take a journey through the alphabet of all things furry, feathered and finned as we spot amazing animals in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. Enjoy touch tours with creature specimens, movement, songs, and games followed by craft, stories and free play in our themed activity space.
Make your own tote bag, animal puppet or wild hat to take home.

October –Drip, Drop, Splash!
Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 October
Saturdays 1, 8, October
Session 1: 10:30am - 11:15am
Session 2: 11:30am - 12:15pm

Swish, Bubble, Splash and Dive into the wonderful world of water in a character guided through the museum galleries. Discover stories about water and how we use it every day. Sing songs, enjoy messy play activities and make your own bubble painting to take home


November- Pirates Ahoy!
Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 , Saturday 12 November 2022
Session 1: 10:30am - 11:15am
Session 2: 11:30am - 12:15pm

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.