Mini Mariners

Mini Mariners

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$0 – $12

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

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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 hygeine measures are in place.

Ages: 2–5 + carers

March 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.

April 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.

May 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.

June theme: Terrific Transport

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.


  • Session 1: 10.30am–11.15 am
  • Session 2: 11.30am–12.15 pm

Meet in the museum foyer 10 minutes prior to your tour

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.

COVID-19 Flexible Booking

Please note if you wish to cancel your tickets after purchase for health and safety reasons, the museum will provide flexibility to re-book for a future event. However should the museum cancel the event you will be entitled to a full refund.

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