2020 Ocean Talks Series

From chasing sea monsters, ocean science discoveries and indigenous stories – there's something for everyone in our dynamic talk series.

For the love of oceans! 

Our monthly talk series Ocean Talks features a range of fascinating marine experts, scientists, authors, filmmakers and adventurers who will challenge everything you know about the depths (and shallows) of earth’s oceans. 

Our oceans are at a critical point in history, and the maritime museum has never had a more vital role in marine conservation, exploration and sharing the wonder and mystery of our oceans. Our new series of talks offers a unique experience to immerse yourself in the cutting edge of marine science, provocative art, and controversial thought leadership – all up close and personal.

Ocean Talks tickets include light refreshments and a chance to chat with the speakers in the Tasman Light Gallery after the event, plus exclusive access to corresponding exhibitions and displays in the hour before the talks (5-6pm).


2020 Ocean Talks Schedule

Thursday 6th February 
T-Rex vs Sea-Rex
Related Exhibition: Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators

Thursday 5th March 
Signals from the Ocean
Related Exhibition: Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Thursday 2nd April 
Cook: Man or Myth 
Related Event: Encounters 2020

Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd May 
Classic Wooden Boat Festival Symposium
Related Event: Classic Wooden Boat Festival

Thursday 4th June
Recovering Refugee Narratives 
Related Exhibition: Welcome Wall

Thursday 2nd July
Defying Empire
Related Exhibition: Defying Empire

Thursday 6th August
Perspectives of Paradise
Related Exhibition: Paradise Lost - Daniel Solander's Legacy

Thursday 10th September
Sydney Harbour: Above & Below 
Related: Maritime Archaeology 

Thursday 5th November
Ocean Defenders
Related: Ocean Science

Thursday 3rd Dececember
Venice - City of Carnivale

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