• Difference Engine No 1, designed by Charles Babbage, England, 1822-1879, MAAS collection, 96/203/1

Plan a Group Visit

Thank you for your interest in the MAAS Education and Digital Learning Programs. We look forward to seeing you in the Museum soon.

The MAAS Bookings team are available to you email anytime by email at book@maas.museum, and during office hours seven days per week by phone 02 9217 0222.

To discuss the educational content of your visit contact our Learning team at learn@maas.museum.

Venue and Safety Information for MAAS

Venue risk assessments



Booked Educator-Led, and Self-Guided visits are available weekdays during NSW school term.
Booked Self-Guided school group visits are welcome on weekends and during NSW holidays.


Educator-led visit: $10 per learner / RAM Equity schools: $5 per learner
Gamify visit: $5 per learner / RAM Equity schools: $2.50 per learner
Self-Guided visit: Free entry for learners and supervisors*. Bookings essential.
Video conference*: $110 per class, per session / RAM Equity schools: $55 per class.
*Please note, some video conference programs involve multiple sessions and may be priced differently. Check individual program details online.


We encourage you to visit your MAAS venue to familiarise yourself with the venue and plan for the learning experience. Remember that all NSW teachers qualify for free General Admission to all three venues, simply show your ID at our front counter.
To discuss the educational content of your visit contact our Learning team at learn@maas.museum.


Booking Confirmation

Two weeks before your visit

We know that things change and up until two weeks before your visit you can make changes to time, date, numbers, or programs listed above. Our bookings team are available to you by phone 02 9217 0222 during office hours seven days per week, and of course you can email us anytime book@maas.museum.

If we haven’t heard from you, we will contact you two weeks before your visit by phone or email to update your requirements and confirm the intended number of learners and supervisors.

Based on this final information, MAAS Learning team will prepare for your visit committing staff and other resources.



For all programs other than Self-directed, MAAS Finance team will issue the invoice to your school.

48 hours before your visit

All payments must be received by Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences 48 hours before your visit.

Your invoice provides information on three convenient payment options EFT, Credit Card, Cheque by post. Please note that VISA and MasterCard credit card transactions incur a NSW government cost recovery fee of 0.40%, AMEX incurs a fee of 2.75%.
Please note that the Museum is no longer able to receive any school visit payments on the day of the visit.

Group size and supervision

School bookings are available for groups of over 10 learners, plus supervisors. Some Educator-led experiences have maximum numbers per session. Please note details on the booking form and workshop webpage.

The Museum maintains supervisor to learner ratios for learner safety and comfort. Within these ratios supervisors qualify for free admission. For additional supervisors general admission applies.

The ratios are: 1:1 for special needs, 1:2 for under 5 years, 1:5 for years K–2, 1:10 for years 3–6, 1:20 for years 7–12.

Multi-site visits

Groups also attending a nearby institutions may be eligible for a $1 per learner discount. Enquire with the MAAS Bookings team for more information.

For further information about booking school groups for visits to the Museum, please refer to our school groups booking conditions.