This summer, the Australian National Maritime Museum in Darling Harbour has exciting activities for the whole family

Sea of Light – Paint a voyage in light. With a UV torch as your paintbrush, paint and stencil your own voyage. Steer ships that leave glowing paths of light in their wake as you sail them across the sea floor. Sea of Lightbrings together magical light and a gentle soundscape to create a unique adventure for the whole family.

This interactive children’s show from Patch Theatre in Adelaide is presented by the Australian National Maritime Museum in association with Sydney Festival

Ocean Lab – Meet the pint-sized planet protectors that save our seas at our ocean container laboratory- a space to explore what lies beneath the surface of the harbour.

Discover more about the secret life of plankton, see films captured by our underwater drones and learn more about the biodiversity of our Sydney Harbour environment through experiments and demonstrations.

Wildlife Photographer of the YearFrom the Natural History of Museum in London, these extraordinary images have been selected because they allow us to witness unique moments and encounter the diversity of life on Earth. They reflect on our place in nature and the challenges facing people and the planet.

Kids on Deck – Hands on art and science fun for families

Be inspired by our wondrous ocean planet as you enjoy art making and experiments with your family. Activities include printmaking, sculpture, painting and science experiments.

Underwater Drones – Explore below the surface of the harbour with our underwater drones.

Have fun testing your gaming skills by challenging family and friends to see who’s the best U-Drone Pilot. Underwater drone sessions  include a private workshop with our ocean science educators and access toamazing underwater footage highlights to keep and share.

For ages 9 to adult, suitable for wheelchair users and people of all skill levels.

Sea Country activity trail – Explore the museum and beautiful works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists in our Sea Country Activity trail.

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

Photography Workshop: Photo Pros (one day)

Wednesday 18 Jan or Thursday 19 Jan 2022

Animation Workshop: Claymation Creations (one day)

Wednesday 12 Jan or Thursday 13 Jan 2022

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

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 and story time in our themed activity area.

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