Innovation and Invention
10.00am – 4.00pm
Saturday 15 June & Sunday 16 June
Join us for a diverse open weekend program of talks, tours and interactive activities that explore and celebrate invention and innovation. Discover fascinating stories of Australian innovation in our new special exhibition and go behind-the-scenes on a guided tour to view some of the interesting technology objects in the Powerhouse Collection. Try your hand at computer programming to build your own ‘Incredible Machine’ or construct a Meccano masterpiece. Young engineers and their families can work together in our Oikodome activity to learn basic engineering principles and to build an amazing freeform sculpture using their imagination and the power of teamwork! Open weekend visitors aged 12+ years can take the unique opportunity to book a guided behind-the-scenes tour to view the stored transport, model and technology collections.
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Sculptural Mosaic Investigation
Wednesday 8 May–Wednesday 25 June
During this course adults with experience in mosaics can extend their mosaic practice into 3D sculptural forms. The theoretical content will examine sculpture from art history and the contemporary world. Participants will learn about different sculptural processes and materials, as well as contemporary ideas in sculptural mosaic.
AUTUMN SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
Stories from the Far East
10am – 4pm
Tuesday 16 April—Friday 19 April, 2013 Tuesday 23 April, Wednesday 24 April and Friday 26 April, 2013
Please note that the Discovery Centre is closed on public holidays.
Take a journey to the Far East at the Powerhouse Discovery Centre during the April school holidays, with a program full of vibrancy, music, colour and creativity! Visitors of all ages will be thrilled by the musical and visual spectacular of our holiday shows, TaikOz Japanese Drumming and Bollywood Infusion and young visitors will enjoy getting crafty with our Fans and Lanterns and Chinese Dragons make-and-do activities. Book in for an amazing and educational range of workshops, including Origami, Belly Dancing, Chinese Calligraphy, Kite Flight Physics and Mandala Mosaics, and our full-day Lego® Build and Lego® Robotics workshops are back by popular demand!
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