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Australian National Maritime Museum

2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney , NSW
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It’s our mission to provide the best educational opportunities possible for our future generation. 


Contemporary education goes well beyond the classroom. We offer a wide range of engaging education programs and learning opportunities that add ‘something extra’ to the everyday studies of thousands of primary and secondary school children each year.


Whether from home or at the museum, our knowledgeable and experienced educator team inspire learning that connects with students.

14 Programs

Senior maritime archaeology

Senior maritime archaeology

Students examine artefacts from shipwrecks, investigate archaeological techniques and interpret archaeological material.

Year
11 12
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding:
Duration: 90 min
Metals in Maritime Environments

Metals in Maritime Environments

A practical workshop where students work on the principles of chemistry in maritime environments.

Year
11 10
Subject
Science
Cost: $350 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Teacher-led
Duration: 250 min
Senior Pyrmont Walk – Urban Dynamics Case Study

Senior Pyrmont Walk – Urban Dynamics Case Study

The Senior Pyrmont Walk delivers a case study highlighting the urban dynamics of an inner city suburb of Sydney. It highlights the changes that have occurred and the factors that have given rise to these changes.

Year
11 12
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided, Teacher-led
Duration: 120
Pyrmont Walk - Changing Places

Pyrmont Walk - Changing Places

A case study of the geography and community of Pyrmont

Year
9 10
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
Plankton superpowers and marine food webs

Plankton superpowers and marine food webs

They may be small, but only in size! Be amazed by the superpowers of plankton in our ocean science program at the Sea Museum. Students will discover the beauty and diversity of plankton and their vital role in the marine food web. We’ll catch plankton samples from the wharf and view a microscopic world buzzing with activity, geometric shapes and tiny creatures with alien features.

Year
1 2 3 4
Subject
Science Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 60 min
Pirate School

Pirate School

This program transposes school subjects into pirate equivalents as students undertake a series of fun activities to earn their pirate name and pirate licence! Yarr! Students, parents and teachers are encouraged to dress like pirates for the day.

Year
Kindergarten 1 2
Subject
Mathematics Physical Education
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
HMB Endeavour

HMB Endeavour

HMB Endeavour is one of the most historically accurate tall ship replicas in the world. A visit to Endeavour brings the era to life for students studying early European exploration.

Year
2 3
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Mathematics
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 60 min
Navigators, Explorers and Traders
Year
3 4
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 60
Australian Migration Stories

Australian Migration Stories

The Australian National Maritime Museum offers Australian Curriculum linked programs designed to tell stories of those who have left their homeland to settle in Australia. They highlight the positive contribution immigration and migrants have made to Australia and its society through stories of overcoming hardships to build a new life.

Year
5 6
Subject
Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 90 min
Museum Highlights - All Ages

Museum Highlights - All Ages

This tour does not cover any particular subject area but rather introduces students to the concept of why we have museums and in particular what a maritime museum is. We can also gear the tour to a particular subject that the students are studying, such as migration or exploration.

Year
All
Subject
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 60 min
History of Swimwear

History of Swimwear

This hands-on program provides students with experience of changing textile technologies, design practices, and performance of textiles.

Year
11 12
Subject
Technologies Humanities & Social Science
Cost: $15 per student
Ratio: 1:20
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 60 min
Maritime archaeology

Maritime archaeology

Students explore the theme of 'piecing together the puzzle' through a hands-on workshop and a tour of related shipwreck material in the museum.

Year
7 8 9 10
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Science
Cost: $250 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
Bathers, Bikinis and Beachwear

Bathers, Bikinis and Beachwear

This hands-on workshop explores the evolution of swimwear from historical, cultural and social perspectives.

Year
9 10 11 12
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Technologies
Cost: $300 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 120 min
Ocean pollution and waste management

Ocean pollution and waste management

Come to the Sea Museum to discover how you can help to clean up the ocean. In this program, your students will go on a ‘trash and treasure’ tour, solving riddles to find plastic trash and marine treasures.

Year
1 2 3 4
Subject
Humanities & Social Science Science
Cost: $225 per group (max 15 students)
Ratio: 1:15
Guiding: Guided
Duration: 60 min