Creative Workshops

5 - 17 July 2022 

Kids aged 8–14 can learn new creative skills in our hands-on workshops 

Sign up for a hands-on one day school holiday workshop today.


Fantastic Fossils, Replica Reptiles and Spectacular Sculptures 


Wednesday 13 or Thursday 14 July (1 day course)
Cost: General: $80 | Members or early bird (before 1 July) $70
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Ages: 8–14
Bookings: Essential



Be inspired by the fossils in our Sea Monsters exhibition and learn about the science of how they are formed and how we create replicas of them for exhibitions.

Experiment with specialist sculpting and mould making materials like silicon and plaster to make your own spectacular fossil and sea-monster inspired creations using your favourite objects and specimens.

Create your own moulds and casts to fill with a variety of materials-soap, wax, plaster or even chocolate!



Cockatoo Island Adventures - Photography workshop


Wednesday 6 or Thursday 7 July (1 day course)
Cost: General: $100 | Members/ Earlybird $90
Time: 10am – 4.30pm
Ages: 8–14
Bookings: Essential


* This course is eligible for creative kids vouchers


Ferry out to the spectacular shipyards of Cockatoo Island for an adventurous photography workshop. Build skills in using digital SLR cameras and learn photo editing techniques.  Have your photos printed and exhibited in a special exhibition at the museum.

This course is held in partnership with Spitting Image Photography and the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust.

Suitable to all levels of experience.

All equipment provided. 

Additional hygiene measures are in place to ensure families stay safe while enjoying creative activities. Find out more about the museum’s Covid-safe practices

COVID-19 Flexible Booking 

  • Please note if you wish to cancel your tickets after purchase for health and safety reasons, the museum will provide flexibility to re-book for a future event.
    However should the museum cancel the event you will be entitled to a full refund. 

General information

  • Arrive in the museum foyer for registration 5–10 minutes prior to the program.
  • Parents/carers will be required to sign permission forms on the day
  • Participants are fully supervised for the programs
  • Participants should bring their own lunch/snacks and wear suitable clothing, sturdy shoes and sun protection for any time spent outdoors
  • All workshop materials are supplied
  • No printed tickets are necessary, we will check in via guestlist 
  • Our Plan your visit has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum


Kids on Deck
Creative Kids
Creative Kids Annual Family Pass
Kid's Activity Trail


Sea Country Activity Trail
Kids Crafts and Activities


Sensory-Friendly Sundays Access Program