A teenager boy participating in a photography workshop on Cockatoo Island

Creative Workshop for kids 8-14 years

30 Jun  7 Jul 2021 

10 am – 4.30 pm

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

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

Every school holidays, we host full-day workshops for kids to learn creative skills. Aimed at kids aged 8-14, courses range from photography, animation and print-making to videography.


Photography Workshop: Cockatoo Island Adventures (1 day)

Tuesday 6 July and Wednesday 7 July 2021 
Cost: General: $100 | Members: $90
Time: 10 am – 4.30 pm
Ages: 8–14
Bookings: Essential
Eligible for Creative Kids Vouchers


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

This course is held in partnership with the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust. 
Suitable to all levels of experience


Girl in claymation workshop

Animation Workshop: Claymation Creations (1 day)

Wednesday, 30 June & Thursday 1 July 2021 
Cost: General: $75 | Members $65
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Ages: 8–14
Bookings: Essential


Discover how to produce your own stop-motion digital and clay animations inspired by our current exhibitions in this fun-filled one-day workshop. Create your own animation to share and have your work featured on the museum's YouTube channel.



Covid safety and family programs: 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.

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
  • Transport to and from Cockatoo Island for the photography workshop is included
  • 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



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