Great kid’s day out in Sydney – Powerhouse Museum

10 Jul

The Hungry Family loves a good museum and the Powerhouse in Sydney is one of our all-time favs. It was the first museum both gals went to as babies – Miss8’s first visit was to see an exhibition of costumes by Kylie Minogue [fan gal!] while Miss6 was so tiny that she was transported via baby carrier.

Recently we explored the Games Masters exhibition, dedicated to the art and history of video games. I’ve never been a fan but the Hungry Dad was positively drooling at the sight at row after tow of everything from old school arcade games like PacMan and Sonic the Hedgehog to Minecraft and more.
On our way from Parking at Darling Quarter [hint – there are clean toilets near the entrance to the car park and also a myriad of places to eat] we stumbled across the very pretty Winter Wonderland scene, complete with ice rink. Miss8 especially thought it was divine.


Then it was to the Powerhouse, were we took in the Strictly Ballroom exhibition, which made me fall in love with the classic Oz film all over again. The feathers! The costumes! Arms, Clary!


Next stop was the free science talk where Miss8 was pulled from the audience to be a volunteer to help make slime. What a wonderful assistant she made, creating gooey sticky green mess ☺

Finally it was time to check out what we came for – video games. Try as I might I just can’t get excited by them but the gals enjoyed exploring games created waaaay before their time.


Miss6 and I lined up to have a boogie to one of those dance games [you can tell I’m just not that into it] and we also hit a small room to jam to a Faith No More song [thanks, Hungry Dad]. Miss6 loved getting her riffs on.





21 Responses to “Great kid’s day out in Sydney – Powerhouse Museum”

  1. craftysorcha July 10, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    That looks like fun (I think my favourite would be the Strictly Ballroom exhibit, I love that film!)

    • thehungrymum July 10, 2014 at 9:15 am #

      How fun is that movie?! Am deciding whether to buy tix – is very expensive but am sure it will be worth it 🙂

      • craftysorcha July 10, 2014 at 12:06 pm #

        It’s great! I love the Australian sort of dark humour in those films, Muriel’s Wedding is another favourite!

  2. cheergerm July 10, 2014 at 11:36 am #

    Not sure I will tell the Yak and Kids about that video game exhibition! Looks like a super day out.

    • thehungrymum July 11, 2014 at 2:54 am #

      The Hungry Dad was in hog heaven – he’d *still* be there [weeks later] if left to his own devices 😉

  3. Sophie33 July 10, 2014 at 4:04 pm #

    What a fun day out. Cool! 😃

    • thehungrymum July 11, 2014 at 2:55 am #

      yeah, it was very fun! We had a huge sushi lunch too but I forgot to mention that in the post 🙂

      • Sophie33 July 11, 2014 at 10:05 am #

        hahahahahha,…great to hear that!

  4. Ricki July 11, 2014 at 2:34 pm #

    What a great day, and so good for the girls.
    Thanks for sharing at The Weekend Social, I’m looking forward to seeing you again next Thursday at 9pm EST at for another installment of The Weekend Social.

    • thehungrymum July 15, 2014 at 12:04 am #

      Cheers! I’ll be back to The Weekend Social- is such a fab idea!

  5. caitlinshappyheart July 12, 2014 at 8:10 am #

    Looks like a delightful day! I’ve found your blog via Blog Chicks. What a lovely little space you have here!

    • thehungrymum July 15, 2014 at 2:51 am #

      Aww, aren’t you sweet 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by.

  6. Mademoiselle Mange à Sydney July 15, 2014 at 1:28 am #

    Oh!! I went to the Powerhouse museum to celebrate Bastille day yesterday!!! I saw the same Strictly Ballroom costumes and thought that the flashy ones on a rack right below the escalator were the one you could try (I did not touch them fortunately!) Loved that exhibition!

    • thehungrymum July 15, 2014 at 1:45 am #

      Snap! How fun would it be to try on those costumes!! Doubt they’d fit me though – they were teeny tiny [but oh so shiny!]

  7. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef July 15, 2014 at 3:18 am #

    I’ve been to the Powerhouse Museum a few times and I loved it. It’s been quite a while since my last visit and those costumes would be fun to see.

    • thehungrymum July 15, 2014 at 8:05 am #

      It is *such* a fab place – we’ve been many times & every time we go there we find something new. Is also close to plenty of yum places for lunch so win/win 🙂

  8. mommycookforme July 15, 2014 at 11:24 am #


  9. Choc Chip Uru July 15, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

    It definitely is such a fun place to go 😀

    Choc Chip Uru

  10. Sara | Belly Rumbles (@bellyrumbles) July 15, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    I have Pac Man fever! What an awesome day out.

  11. kitchenriffs July 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm #

    What a great place to visit! Fun indeed — sounds like you had a wonderful time. Thanks for inviting us along with you!

    • thehungrymum July 17, 2014 at 2:28 am #

      Hey! Thanks for coming along for the ride 🙂 Is truly a fab place for kids & adults.

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