Explore under the sea with Voyage to the Deep

You know how with some museum exhibitions, you keep telling your kids ‘don’t touch, just look’. It’s completely the opposite with Voyage to the Deep, the latest special exhibition at Newcastle Museum.

On loan from the Australian National Maritime Museum, this kid-friendly exhibition is all about getting your kids involved. There’s so many things for them to touch, explore and play with. There’s even dress-ups as well!

Based on Jules Verne’s novel 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas, Voyage to the Deep focuses on undersea exploration and adventure. There’s plenty of immersive learning to be had, but kids will be so busy having fun, they won’t notice it’s educational as well. The whole submarine Nautilus is full of things to do – in fact, you might miss a few if you’re not curious enough.

Here’s just some of things you can do:

Don a hat and learn to steer a submarine – just watch out for the wreck at the bottom of the ocean.

Play Captain Nemo’s bubbly pipe organ.

Climb into the bunks.

Go through Captain Nemo’s mysterious Cabinet of Curiosities. I found a bottle of mermaid’s tears!

Stick your hand in the stomach of a shark and see what it’s eaten.

Dress up as an aquanaut or a squid

Peer at surrounding sea life.

Outside of Nautilus, you can explore the lost world of Atlantis, climb into a giant clam shell and slide down a giant squid.

Newy with Kids highly recommends visiting this interactive hands-on exhibition. Best suited to kids under 12, it’s a fun exhibition to learn about undersea exploration and adventure. Follow up Voyage to the Deep with some screenings of The Octonauts or get older kids watching 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea or reading a Jules Verne novel!

About the exhibition

Voyage to the Deep runs from Saturday 7 July to 21 October 2018 at Newcastle Museum.


Child $5
Concession $7
Adult $10
Family (2 Adults + 2 Children) – $25

For more information about the exhibition, visit the Newcastle Museum website.