Children at Sydney Science Festival 2015

Powerhouse Museum

With free entry for kids 16 years and under, Powerhouse Museum is the perfect family destination for exploring the interactive side of arts and science.

Located in the old Ultimo Power Station building adjacent to Darling Harbour, the Powerhouse Museum is the flagship venue of Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). Its unique and diverse collection spans science, technology, design and decorative arts, engineering, architecture, health and medicine, fashion and contemporary culture.

With a strong focus on creativity and curiosity, a range of 12 permanent exhibitions at the Powerhouse is complemented by a changing program of temporary exhibitions and displays. There are regular tours and demonstrations, performances, workshops, forums and other special events held throughout the Museum.

Visitor info

Opening hours

Open daily

10:00am – 5:00pm

Closed Christmas Day.

Extended opening times for some public and/or school holidays:
9:30am – 5pm


General admission

Adult $15
Children 16 years and under FREE
NSW Seniors Card holders pension & concessions $8
Student card holders $8
Pre-school, primary school and high school group bookings, read more here
All other group bookings (including vacation care, tour groups and tertiary groups), contact us

Pre-book your tickets online for priority entry to the Museum.

Some exhibitions may be ticketed in addition to general admission. 

Members FREE

Members of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) FREE
Members of Museums Australia Inc FREE
Group discounts apply for groups of 10 or more.
Please call our bookings line (02) 9217 0111.

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