Every month, Mini Mariners welcomes 2-5 year-olds and their parents/carers.

Explore the galleries, sing and dance in interactive tours with costumed guides. Enjoy creative free play, craft, games, dress-ups and story time in our themed activity area.

May - Alphabet Animals

A under 5 child at play in the museum

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 museum galleries. 
Enjoy touch tours with creature specimens, movement, songs, games, craft and free play in our themed activity space. Make your own block printed tote bag or animal sculpture to take home.

Date: Tuesdays 7, 14, 21, 28 and Saturday 18 May

Time: 10am or 11am

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June - Art Adventure

A mother with and young girl doing art and craft during a mini mariners program

Join us for an art adventure! Sing the colours of the rainbow, follow straight, curved and wiggly lines through our temporary exhibitions as we spot amazing animals, pretty patterns and spectacular stories in photos, paintings and sculptures. Make your own works of art to take home and enjoy storytime, songs and games.< br /> Enjoy touch tours with creature specimens, movement, songs, games, craft and free play in our themed activity space. Make your own animal puppet or hat to take home.

Date: Tuesdays 4, 11, 18, 25 and Saturday 15 June

Time: 10am or 11am

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July - Pirates Ahoy

A mother with her young son wearing his craft pirate hat

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.

Date: Tuesdays 2, 23, 30 and Saturday 6 July

Time: 10am or 11am

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August - Terrific Transport

A group of unders 5s taking part in the mini mariners program at the museuml

Toot toot, chug, chug and row, row around the museum as we explore different types of transport and how they move in special character tours for under 5s and their carers.
Enjoy stories, sing songs and move and dance through the galleries in this fun filled learning program. Craft your own souvenir boat, hot air balloon or sailor hat to take home.

Date: Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 and Saturday 17 August

Time: 10am or 11am

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General Information

Please meet at the foyer 5–10 minutes before the program and collect your sticker from the front desk. If you arrive early or want to stay longer, you can explore our galleries and our PLAY gallery or grab a coffee from the Kiosk or Yots cafe.

Our Plan your visit page has everything you need to know about a trip to the museum.

Bookings are essential.

Booked playgroups are welcome!

Enquiries: phone +61 2 9298 3655 or email bookings@sea.museum.

Ticket Information

Prices: $10 per child, adults $8. FREE for Members.


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