Kids are born explorers and our family programs and exhibitions are designed specifically to stimulate learning.

 

"Grandchildren aged 6, 7 and 10 loved our visit. So much to see and do, especially the activity centre... Recommended for a family outing."

Visitor Pat - via Facebook

 

 

Here are a few things you and your kids can experience:

  • Climb and play on board real-life tall ships, warships and a submarine*. 
  • Sea Science Pontoon - peek below the surface of the harbour on our waterfront.
  • Explore exhibition spaces through interactive kids activity trails. 
  • Take a creative guided tour of the exhibitions and enjoy themed play time with Mini Mariners, or Seaside Strollers for carers and bubs.
  • Kids on Deck - play, discover, create and get your hands dirty with printmaking, sculpture or painting.
  • Please check here for updates on availability of vessels, wet and hot weather alerts, and more.

(*nb. minimum height 90cm, prams and baby carriers are not permitted on board tall ships, warships and submarine).

 

Visiting with babies and toddlers

  • The museum is fully accessible to strollers and prams via ramps and lifts. Strollers and baby carriers are not allowed on the vessels.
  • Free cloaking for strollers or bags is available on site.
  • The museum has 3 baby change rooms.
  • Quiet lounge spaces for breastfeeding can be found in the parents room, or on the upper level in Tasman Light Gallery and alongside Kay Cottee First Lady exhibition.
  • Our free entry play gallery for early learners is open daily 9.30am – 5pm. We also have regular booked programs for carers, babies and toddlers.
  • Yot’s Café offers high chairs and bottle warming.

 

What's happening

School Holidays Autumn 2019

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS

Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring

Plan your school holiday visit with extra programs and performances.

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Sea Monsters - Prehistoric Ocean Predators

EXHIBITIONS

Daily

Incredible photography, art and history exhibitions to inspire curious minds.

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HMAS Vampire, Australia's largest museum vessel, is the last of the country's big gun ships.

SAIL THE SEVEN SEAS

Daily

Climb aboard our fleet of ships, navy vessels and submarine to feel what life at sea was really like.

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Events and Activities

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Mini Mariners - Under 5s program

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Creative Workshops
Cooks Voyage Game
Cook's Voyages Game
Stroller tours - sensory play space. Image: Kate Pentecost | ANMM

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Seaside Strollers Tours and Play

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Kids on Deck
Fun activities on Science Day at the museum
Kids Crafts and Activities
Kid's Activity Trail

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Sea Country Activity Trail
Imaginarium

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Sensory-Friendly Sundays Access Program
Pirate school

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Swashbuckling Birthday Parties

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Exhibition education program. School kids visiting the 'Container' exhibition, Wharf side, ANMM, August 2018
Learning Programs
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