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.
Students examine artefacts from shipwrecks, investigate archaeological techniques and interpret archaeological material.
A practical workshop where students work on the principles of chemistry in maritime environments.
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.
A case study of the geography and community of Pyrmont
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This hands-on program provides students with experience of changing textile technologies, design practices, and performance of textiles.
Students explore the theme of 'piecing together the puzzle' through a hands-on workshop and a tour of related shipwreck material in the museum.
This hands-on workshop explores the evolution of swimwear from historical, cultural and social perspectives.
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.