Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

4.3
#2 of 18 in Childrens Museums in New South Wales
Science Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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Situated inside a converted electric station, Powerhouse Museum houses a huge collection of art and artifacts celebrating applied science and design. The museum is known for kid-friendly interactive displays and popular shows featuring props from films such as "Star Wars" and "Harry Potter." You can visit a number of permanent exhibitions, including one displaying a life-size model of a Space Shuttle cockpit. Other exhibits highlight the steam engine revolution and modern cyber technology. Arguably, the most popular exhibit is The Strasbourg Clock Model, a working replica of the famous Strasbourg Cathedral astronomical clock. Plan to visit Powerhouse Museum during your Sydney vacation using our convenient Sydney trip itinerary planner.
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  • Great place for parents and families. 4 levels of Educational, interactive ,Fun, learnings and great family bonding here. Free admission. 
    Great place for parents and families. 4 levels of Educational, interactive ,Fun, learnings and great family bonding here. Free admission.  more »
  • Four hours went by without going - what's left to see! A great time on several levels and a fascinating exhibition on eucalyptus - who knew so much could be said about eucalyptus...Space, trains and.....  more
    Four hours went by without going - what's left to see! A great time on several levels and a fascinating exhibition on eucalyptus - who knew so much could be said about eucalyptus...Space, trains and.....  more »
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  • Spectacular museum with plenty of interactivity for kids. The eucalyptus exhibit was a sensory explosion of wonder. Truly great. The locomotive was an astonishing thing to see. Special mention to the space and automobile exhibits that were also amazing!
  • I don’t know if this is permanent, but entry is currently free. The “experiments” exhibit is great for young minds - and the interactive components were a huge hit. We’ve been a few times to the Powerhouse, intermittently over the years, and the kids always have a fantastic time.

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