Step into the shoes (or legs) of one of the ocean’s most mysterious creatives in this huge immersive exhibition created in collaboration with Junior Major and with artwork by Ink Hunter. Only popping up at the Maritime for a limited run this summer, the new interactive Octopus Garden is your chance to discover more about the eight-legged creatures’ fascinating behaviours including their shapeshifting abilities and surprising survival techniques.
Summer is officially here and while we’re always up for some fun in the sun, there are plenty of ways to cool off indoors at the Australian National Maritime Museum. As a special school holiday treat, Sydney’s landmark sea museum has put together its most packed program of events and activities to date. You can head to Wonderwater from December 22 until February 4 to discover a new immersive Octopus Garden, construct your own rare Lego sea creature, play in the museum’s dedicated kids’ activity space and explore the many underwater exhibitions. You can book a Wonderwater See It All ticket starting from $15, with free entry for members and children under four. Check out the top family-friendly things to do with your kids this summer.