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Powerhouse Museum General Entry Ticket

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    Visit: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris St Ultimo Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales 1238 Australia

    Exhibitions and programs are based on the ideas and technologies that have changed our world, and the stories of the people who have created and inspired them. An ever-changing program of temporary displays complements a range of permanent exhibitions, while education and public programs, new technologies and creative interactions bring the collection to life. 

    There are regular tours and demonstrations, performances, workshops, forums and other special events held throughout the museum, plus two cafes, and a state-of-the-art playground in the museum’s courtyard. 

    Not to be missed: 

    Mars Yard

    Explore the surface of Mars! The Mars Yard is a simulated Martian landscape created with scientific accuracy, which is part of a research project called Mars Lab.

    You can also meet our robotic rovers at the Mars Yard daily:
    • Weekdays, 11am & 1pm
    • Weekends, 11am, 12 noon and 1pm


    Experimentations and experimenting both start from everyday experience. How does a battery work? What is lightning? This exhibition shows how scientific and technological breakthroughs have answered questions like these and changed many of our ideas about everyday phenomena.

    In Experimentations YOU become the scientist, engineer, thinker, artist and inventor.

    Discover marvellous machines, get creative in the Tinkering Zone, get zapped in the electric chair, play with sound and light waves.


    What is it like to live and work in the weightless environment of space? What do astronauts eat? How do they sleep? And how do they go to the bathroom?

    Find out all the answers in the Space exhibition, including the Zero Gravity Space Lab where you can experience the illusion of weightlessness. The Space Lab is the highlight of the ‘Living and working in space’ section where Australian astronaut Dr Andy Thomas and his wife and fellow astronaut Dr Shannon Walker guide you through a visit to the International Space Station (ISS).


    In the Powerhouse Museum transport galleries, move among the kinds of vehicles that have shaped our way of life. You’ll see some grand and gracious objects including the Catalina Flying boat in which Captain P G Taylor surveyed an air route between Sydney and Valparaiso, Chile, in 1951; the luxuriously appointed Governor’s railway carriage of 1891; and a 1987 Toyota Supra, sectioned and powered to reveal its construction and operation. See the vehicles that carry us from cradle to grave including a pram, a penny farthing bicycle, boats, a hearse, and many more.
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    Reviewed 3 July 2019

    Love the space themed displays and the Akira Isogawa exhibition was beautiful. Had a pulled pork with appleslaw burger...it was divine! The service at the entry was very professional and friendly; at the cafe, not so much. The Museum is well worth the visit, especially...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank AugustBratislava2007
    Reviewed 14 June 2019

    We visited the museum specifically to see the Star Wars exhibition (which in itself was an amazing experience but has now finished unfortunately). The museum itself is quite an experience in it's own right. It's deceptively huge, just when you think you've finished you turn...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank PaulZac
    Reviewed 11 June 2019 via mobile

    We visited the Powerhouse Museum for the Star Wars exhibit and walked through the museum to view the other exhibits. The NASA and space exhibit was quite interesting. The Star Wars exhibit was great, a little crowded though.

    Thank tw-travels-reviews
    Reviewed 27 May 2019

    Great value for money and so much fun. Easy to follow. My husband has only seen one Star Wars and didn't know too much about it, however he enjoyed it. Takes just over an hour and half. Lots of information delivered in an easy audio...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank ritav102016
    Reviewed 22 May 2019

    Unsure when my last visit was, but I always like to have a look when I can. I got the feeling that this time there was a lot of empty space. Perhaps exhibits are being packed fo the proposed move to Parramatta? Still it was...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank Hawker2017
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    • Duration: 8h
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    • Languages Offered: English
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