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

Selected Tuesdays | One Saturday each month | NEW THEME EVERY 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.

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.

Ages: 2-5 + carers
Sessions: 10:30 - 11:15am and 11:30 - 12:15pm | 10 and 11 am on Tuesday 6, 13 and Saturday 10 April 
Cost: $12 per child | $8 per adult | Member FREE 
Bookings: Online Bookings for Sessions Essential | Booked playground welcome

Themes

March: Tuesdays 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Saturday 13
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.

April: Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 and Saturday 10*
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Tuesdays 6, 13 and Saturday 10 tours will commence at 10 and 11 am
Under the Sea: Wobble like a jellyfish, glide like a tortoise and snap like a shark as we make our way through the museum to discover the magnificent world of creatures that live under the sea. 

Enjoy a touch tour of sea specimens and objects, listen to stories and create your own watercolour painting or sea creature headdress. 

May: Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 and Saturday 15
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, movement, music, games, craft and free play in our themed activity space. Make your own animal puppet or hat to take home.

June: Tuesdays 1, 8, 15, 22 and Saturday 12
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.

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