Shark Zone Children explore the world of sharks these summer school holidays
The Australian National Maritime Museum is inviting junior marine biologists and shark conservationists to delve into the deep underwater world of sharks these school holidays.
The exciting summer holiday program - Shark Zone - is themed around the museum's major new exhibition Planet Shark - Predator or Prey. Through fun crafts and games children will discover all about the fascinating world of our ocean's greatest predator and why they're under threat.
There'll be a variety of activities to try including constructing your very own shark model. Kids can also find out about different shark species and their teeth, and make their own shark headdress similar to those in our indigenous Eora - First People gallery to take home.
Shark numbers are declining as they become increasingly hunted for their fins. Children will find out what species are most at threat while designing their own conservation postcard. Plus there'll be games, puzzles and dress ups all in our specially-themed kids activity space.
The hourly sessions will take place daily from 10 am to 4 pm (except Australia Day). Tickets are $7 per child, adults free. Suitable for children aged 5-12 years.FREE - Finn the Diver character tours
And don't miss our free character tour of Planet Shark - Predator or Prey where museum shark enthusiast Finn the Diver will lead you on a fun, fact-filled journey into the realm of one of the world's biggest fish.
Find out if a whale shark is a whale or a shark and whether a some sharks really do have more than 20,000 teeth!
The tours will take place at 11 am, 12 noon and 1 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday during January. Suitable for adults and children. FREE - Shark Stories
Join our storytellers on Mondays, Tuesdays and Saturdays in January (11am and 12 noon) for fascinating shark-themed stories including tales from the Dreamtime.
The National Maritime Museum, in Darling Harbour, is open daily from 9.30 am to 5 pm (6 pm in January). Planet Shark - Predator or Prey - The Exhibition is made available by Grande Exhibitions of Australia in association with Ocean Zoo (NZ). Entry to the museum, including Planet Shark , is free. Tickets to Shark Zone are $7 per child, adults free. For more information call (02) 9298 3777 or visit www.anmm.gov.au/schoolholidays