Mini Mariners - Under 5s program

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
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 safe distancing our tours have been reduced to half the usual capacity and additional hygiene measures are in place.


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

* summer holiday sessions start earlier at 10am and 11am

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





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.


DECEMBER - Under the Sea!

Tuesdays 6 , Saturday 3 December 2022
10.30am- 11.15am, 11.30am- 12.15am

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.

 

* summer holiday sessions start earlier at 10am and 11am 

JANUARY - Aquanaut Adventurers 

Tuesdays 10, 17, 24, 31 Jan and Saturdays 7, 14, 21 January 2023
10am- 10.45am, 11am – 11.45am

Dive, dive, dive into an imaginary underwater adventure. Enjoy touch tours with shipwreck and sea creature specimens, movement, songs, games, craft and free play in our themed activity space. Make your own painted submarine or sea creature hat to take home.

 


FEBRUARY - Sail around the World

Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 and Saturday 11 February 2023
10.30am, 11.30am

Pack your bags for an imaginative journey up, off and away, 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. Then you can create your own collaged birds or print a calico book bag to take home.



MARCH - Pirates Ahoy!

Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 and Saturday 11 March 2023
10.30am, 11.30am


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.

 

 

 

 

Header image by Cassandra Hannagan