At the Powerhouse Museum
Explore the Museum’s Space and Transport exhibitions, see NSW’s very first locomotive and Mars rovers, challenge Baxter the robot to tic-tac-toe, pop into to see our updated The Wiggles Exhibition, get hands-on in Experimentations, plus so much more. Plus explore the brand new Love is… Australian Wedding Fashion exhibition, featuring more than 50 wedding outfits plus accessories covering nearly 200 years of Australian weddings and more.
Add a visit to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes at the Powerhouse Museum
EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Get 20% off* tickets to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes for our Free Museum Weekend only (Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 June). Limited capacity and only available until sold out. Purchase tickets for Saturday 24 or Sunday 25 June to receive your discount (*exclusive of service/handling fees).
At Museums Discovery Centre
Enjoy a free weekend of celebration, discovery and exploration as you discover the collections of the Museums of Applied Arts and Sciences, Australian Museum and Sydney Living Museums in the Museums Discovery Centre. Enjoy live and interactive discovery stations or meet some Australian wildlife. Plus drop in to the Yarnin’up Talking Place to hear a story or tell a story. It’s a place for young and old to share memories of culture in this collaboration between the Australian Museum and Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences Indigenous Teams.
Please note: the Behind the Scenes Tours, have no reached capacity. Limited capacity, reserve your spot so you don’t miss out.
At Australian Museum
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS TO VISIT AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM ARE NOW BOOKED OUT FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY.
At Sydney Observatory
PLEASE NOTE: REGISTRATIONS TO VISIT SYDNEY OBSERVATORY ARE NOW BOOKED OUT FOR SATURDAY AND SUNDAY+
Due to capacity limitations at the Observatory we can only guarantee entry for pre-registered ticket holders.
+The arrangements for the weekend have changed, shifting from being a day time event to a night time only offer, from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday evenings. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause.
Luckily, winter is a great time to view the Southern night sky and we are able to offer free stargazing on the lawns of Sydney Observatory, from 5:30pm to 10:30pm on both Saturday and Sunday evenings.
Telescopes will be placed on the lawns, expert guides will be on hand to tour the night sky with you and answer any questions and warm food and drinks will be available for purchase. Please be sure to wear warm clothing as it is likely to be cold outside.
Complete either a free registration or a donation* registration to go in the draw to WIN one of the MAAS or Australian Museum prizes, with over $1000 worth of prizes up for grabs! You could win:
- A Family pass to the The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes,
- Family Night Tour at Sydney Observatory,
- MAAS holiday digital learning workshop pass,
- Love Is…High Tea for you and a friend OR
- 1 of 5 x VIP Australian Museum Family prizes. Read T&Cs for more information.
*All donations over $2 are tax deductable. We’d encourage you to make a donation to our annual appeal when you register. These donations will help us inspire thousands of future innovators. Read more here.
Enjoy refreshments from food trucks, coffee stands and more onsite options at each venue throughout the day. Please note that all stalls accept CASH ONLY.