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.

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.

Every Tuesday during term time | One Saturday each month
Tuesdays 6, 13, 20, 27 and Saturday 17 August

Time: 10am or 11am


September - Alphabet Animals 

Mini Mariners fish 

 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 and the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition. 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, animal puppet or hat to take home. 

Every Tuesday during term time | One Saturday each month
Tuesdays 3, 10, 17, 24 and Saturday 14

Time: 10am or 11am


October - Theme: Under the Sea (Tuesday 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and Saturday 26)
November – Theme: Pirates Ahoy! (Tuesday 5, 12, 19, 26 and Saturday 16)

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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.