Below is a summary of our primary and secondary education program on offer in 2013. A full description of each program including costs, times, days and group numbers is included in the Education Program PDF.
Primary School Programs
- General visit Stages 1–3 (years 1–6)
- Marvellous Machines Stage 2 (years 3-4) more..
- Technology and Innovation: Human Ingenuity Stage 3 (years 5–6)
- Introductory guided tour Stages 1–3 (years 1–6)
- Space exhibition tour, led by a costumed guide Stages 1–3 (years 1–6)
- Transport exhibition tour, led by a costumed guide Stages 1–3 (years 1–6)
- Cogs’ chemistry show Stage 1 (years 1–2)
- ZAPPED! Stages 2–3 (years 3–6)
- Cool changes show Stages 2–3 (years 3–6)
- Full steam ahead! Stages 2-3 (years 3-6)
- In the hot seat: climate change and you Stage 3 (years 5-6)
- Science of an endless winter Stage 3 (years 5-6)
National Year of Reading sessions Stages 1-3 (years K-6)
- Sustainable solutions workshop Stage 3 (years 5-6)
- Life in the Gold Rush Stage 3 (years 5–6)
- Technology and Innovation: Design and Make Stage 3 (years 5–6)
- Life in extremes: space and weather Powerhouse Museum and Sydney Observatory combination visit Stages 1–3 (years 1–6)
Home schooling excursion day Stages 1-3 (years K-6)
Secondary School Programs
- General visit Stage 4-6 (years 7–12)
- Shaping the Future Stage 4-5 (years 7–10)
- Introductory guided tour Stages 4–6 (years 7–12)
- EcoLogic exhibition tour Stage 4–5 (years 7–10)
- In the hot seat: climate change and you Stages 4-5 (years 7-10)
- Sustainable solutions workshop Stage 4-5 (years 7-10)
- Exploring the design process Stages 4-6 (years 7–12)
- Exploring chair design Stages 4-5 (years 7–10)
- Exploring lighting design Stages 4-5 (years 7–10)
- The magic of materials Stages 4-6 (years 7-12)
- Design inspired by nature Stages 5-6 (years 9-12)
Thinkspace is the Powerhouse Museum’s digital learning precinct, offering workshops and short courses designed to develop your students creative and media production skills.
Thinkspace is offering a range of courses and workshops for School groups including digital video editing,
digital music production, digital storytelling, web 2.0 and online research, songwriting
and movie making. Workshops are held in four studios, dedicated to hands-on learning,
including a new space featuring state-of-the-art interactive whiteboard technology. Full details of upcoming sessions are available at the Powerhouse Museum’s Thinkspace website.
Pathways to Space Stages 4-6 (years 7-12)
In this FREE, hands-on workshop, students undertake activities and experiments related to the search for past life on Mars. Discover the amazing link between Earth’s future, ancient fossilised life-forms from the Pilbara in Western Australia, and NASA’s latest space mission to Mars.
Complete virtual rover driver training and science lab missions in the Museum's Thinkspace lab, and analyse geological samples with researchers form the Australian Centre for Astrobiology at the University of NSW. Operate radio-controlled research rovers on the Museum's 140 square metre Mars Yard, under the direction of engineers from the Australian Centre for Field Robotics at Sydney University. Full details and online booking available at the Powerhouse Museum’s Pathways to Space website.
The Powerhouse Museum is offering a number of Video Conferencing programs in 2012 focused on science, visual arts and design. Full details of upcoming sessions are available by visiting the Powerhouse Museum’s page on the DART website.
A fantastic way to inspire students, these excursions provide students with a range of learning experiences such as; the opportunity to interact with designers, artists and scientists, experience significant objects from the Museum’s collection or partake in a pre-visit introduction to an exhibition that students will be soon visiting.