Sea Shepherd’s MV Sam Simon open for ship tours these school holidays
by Shirani Aththas on 11 Apr 2014
Following the International Court of Justice’s landmark decision on Japanese whaling in the Antarctic, Sea Shepherd Australia’s MV Sam Simon is on its way to the Australian National Maritime Museum where it will open to visitors throughout the school holidays.
Visitors can climb on board from Monday (14 April) with the Sea Shepherd’s own crew and volunteers hosting tours throughout the day from 10 am. The 56-metre ship returned from campaigning in Antarctic just last month, and is one of Sea Shepherd Australia’s three ocean conservation vessels.
The Sam Simon will be part of the museum’s Whale Season which launched last night (10 Apr) in association with the museum’s new exhibitions Amazing Whales – Evolution and Survival and Beautiful Whale – life-size photography by Bryant Austin. The Whale Season will run throughout Autumn and Winter and also includes a full range of whale inspired public programs and school holiday activities, a display of quirky whale artifacts from the museum’s collection, and an aquatic inspired roof projection during the Vivid Sydney festival in May.
The MV Sam Simon is scheduled to arrive in Sydney on Sunday and is the latest visitor under the museum’s popular visiting vessel program. Entry is included with the museum’s Beautiful Whale ticket ($15 adults, $10 child-concession).
The Australian National Maritime Museum, in Darling Harbour, is open from 9.30am to 5pm daily. All enquiries (02) 9298 3777 or click here