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Winter School Holiday Program at Powerhouse Museum Celebrates Space Travel and the Moon Landing

May 27, 2019

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A program of events for all the family will take place this Winter School Holiday (6–21 July) at Powerhouse Museum celebrating space travel and the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing.

Taking place alongside the Museum’s new Apollo 11 exhibition, young astronomers, engineers and astronauts in the making are invited to explore the history of space travel and this iconic moment
in history through a program of workshops, challenges, trails and tours.

The Tinkertoreum (6–21 July) returns to invite children and their families to use their imagination and inventiveness to help create a  new colony in space. Aspiring engineers can build a rover, mobile or buggy to race down the museum’s moon scape terrain and work as a team to create a space pod using new and recycled materials.

Budding space travellers can learn about the iconic moon landing at the new Apollo 11 exhibition premiering at the Powerhouse Museum from 29 June. Visitors can peruse over 200 objects of moon memorabilia, archival objects and life-size replicas, whilst gazing upon the Museum of the Moon, a large 7m sphere by artist Luke Jerram that combines detailed NASA imagery of the lunar surface, alongside moonlight and surround sound composition created by BAFTA and Ivor Novello award winning composer Dan Jones. A full day of activities on Sunday 21 July will celebrate the anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing, with hands on space inspired activities and demonstrations inside the new Apollo 11 exhibition.

Adventurers can also experience zero gravity and learn how astronauts live in space in the ever-popular Space exhibition, as well as watch live demonstrations of the Mars Lab’s robotic rovers at the Museum’s Mars Yard – a re-creation of the actual Martian surface – and find out how robots are used in navigating the universe.

A Space Odyssey Guide will help navigate visitors through the various space features at the museum, including the Apollo 11 exhibition, Mars Yard, Tinkertoreum and the Space exhibit. Kids will be able to complete challenges (or missions) at the various touch points and mark them off as they work their way through. Alongside the space programming, an abundance of workshops will run throughout the holiday period exploring the latest in science, art and technology. Highlights include the chance to create, code and design a fully interactive dream pet with Design a Virtual Pet (11 July), Mini Art Adventures, where artists aged 5 and over can learn
to use a variety of materials to make a series of different styles of art (15 July), Mini Stop Motion, for young filmmakers who can learn how to make a film out of a series photos and see it come to life with
animation (12 July) and StarMade, a full day workshop where participants can learn how to build spaceships, visit stars, planets, space stations and travel warp speed through the universe in a Minecraft like game. (12 July).

FULL PROGRAM LISTINGS CAN BE VIEWED HERE
Images available to download here

Apollo 11
Opens 29 June 2019
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Included with Museum admission; Free for children aged 16 years
and under

Space Odyssey Tinkertoreum
Powerhouse Museum
6–21 July
10am – 5pm
Included with Museum admission; Free for children aged 16 years and under

Holiday workshops
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery
Centre
8–19 July
Full day workshops from $110

Mini Art Adventures
Powerhouse Museum
15 July
10am – 4pm
Child: $110
MAAS Member Child: $100
Age 5+

Design a Virtual Pet
Powerhouse Museum
15 July
10am – 4pm
Child: $110
MAAS Member Child: $100
Ages 9–12

Mini Stop Motion
Powerhouse Museum
12 July
Child: $110
MAAS Member Child: $100
Age 5+

StarMade
Sydney Observatory
12 July
Child: $110
MAAS Member Child: $100
Ages 11–12

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