22 and 23 June
Craft Punk: warm up
Discover some crafty ways to warm up this winter, from knitting a scarf, to creating a tea cosy using industrial off-cuts and building a wooden rack to hang your coat on.
Join us for a power breakfast of insights, innovation and inspiration - it's food for thought. fastBREAK is a monthly series of rapid-fire interactive talks hosted by non-profit youth organisation Vibewire Youth Inc. and the Powerhouse Museum.
29 June - 15 July
School holiday program
Book now for science of architecture workshops. Discover Minecraft, Scratch, electronics and stop motion animation in one or two day workshops. Drop-in to get building in our hands-on Oikodome.
Sunday 30 June, 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Are we alone?
Join the SETI Institute’s Dr. Jill Tarter as she discusses what SETI is and why it matters; why you should care about the searches, and why you should become involved.
4 July, 6pm - 9pm
Join us for a late night event exploring the world of digital and electronic media, and enjoy after-hours viewings of our current electronic art exhibitions, talks by artists, retro electronic games, live performances, jewellery making and more.
22 July, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Talk by DIck Smith
Celebrate 30 years since adventurer Dick Smith completed the first solo circumnavigation of the world in a rotary wing aircraft. Hear a talk by DIck, precededed by complimentary drinks and a special behind-the-scenes viewing of the helicopter and survival equipment from the flight in the Museum's collection.
Sydney Design 2013
Sydney's leading festival of design is back in 2013. Apply now to be part of it! Applications must close 30 April.
Wednesday 7 August
Talk - How numbers came to rule the world: Luca Pacioli, Leonardo da Vinci and the merchants of Venice on Wall Street
Join author Jane Gleeson-White as she explores the rise of double-entry bookkeeping in 12th century Venice, and what implications this has had on modern economics.
Talk: David Mist celebrates the swinging sixties, again!
Join photographer, David Mist and Museum curator, Anne-Marie Van de Ven in converstaion about the shots he took of trendsetting young Australians in the late 1960s.
The Magic Garden: Bupa Health Foundation Healthy Kids Unit
Help your children learn about healthy eating and healthy activity. The Magic Garden is an imaginative environment, developed in consultation with health experts, where 2-8 year olds can play among pumpkins and mushrooms, chase fish in a digital pond or catch butterflies at the garden gate.
The Museum's Grace Bros courtyard has been transformed into a new outdoor playground. Children can enjoy hours of fun playing on the state-of-the art equipment.
The Museum is currently undergoing an exciting new revitalisation program. This means you will soon enjoy a new public forecourt, street-side cafe, gift shop plus a new gallery for international exhibitions. During this time you may notice some construction in the Museum. We apologise for any inconvenience. more...
Workshops and short courses designed to develop your creative and media production skills.
Pathways to space
Robotics and Astrobiology for senior science students. The program, featuring the Mars Yard, is a research partnership with Sydney University and New South Wales University. Bookings essential.