Mini Mariners - Under 5s program

1 Mar- 31 May 2022

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

NEW THEME EVERY MONTH (see below for this month's theme)

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

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 and 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


Theme: 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.


Theme: Around the World

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 and creative crafts- make a flower lei, a paper lantern or a puppet to take home.


Theme: Alphabet Animals

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, music, games, craft and free play in our themed activity space. Make your own block prints, animal puppet or wild hat to take home.



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Stroller tours - sensory play space. Image: Kate Pentecost | ANMM


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