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


Thinkspace is our digital learning centre, located at the Powerhouse Museum. We offer learn-by-making workshops in applied arts and sciences. Programs are for young people (on holidays or at school), families, adults, teachers, professionals, and people with a disability.

Guided by experts, Thinkspace learning experiences are engaging, interactive and 100% hands-on. Thinkspace: using playful cleverness to achieve a goal.

Primary and Secondary School Programs

Thinkspace school programs are run Monday through Friday during school terms. They cost $100 per 10 students and can be booked via the Learn page of our website. Email learn@maas.museum for any special requests or enquires about previous programs.

Holiday Workshop Downloads

If you attended one of the holiday workshops that has a download component it available for at least 3 months. Simply select the date of your workshop and then the workshop you were in. The files are named by the computer you used as advised by the facilitator during the class. They can be downloaded here.

If you attended a workshop where the video was uploaded to the Thinkspace YouTube channel playlists for each class can be found here.


To book a Thinkspace space please contact us with your requirements. Thinkspace has 2 labs and a fully featured broadcast studio.


For more information or to contact Thinkspace, phone +61 (02) 9217 0222 or email learn@maas.museum.