Considering a trip down under and looking for fun and educational museums to visit? With plenty of hands on activity to enjoy, check out our list of the best museums for kids in New South Wales that will excite your kids and spark their creativity!
Family-Friendly Museums in New South Wales
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
With more than 250 interactive exhibits spanning a huge range of topics, such as science, design, space, technology, transport and social history, there’s a lot to explore and learn at the Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts & Science.
Kids will love the high number of buttons waiting to be pushed and the outdoor Cogs’ Playground and can take part in regular workshops and classes at the Museum Discovery Centre.
The Australian Museum, Sydney
While in Sydney, stop by The Australian Museum, the country’s very first museum which combines nature, science and culture.
Adults and kids alike will marvel at the natural history displays, visiting exhibitions, and more than 21 million scientific specimens and cultural objects in the museum collections.
Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum, Bathurst
If your young one has developed a fascination with all things related to dinosaurs, head out west to Bathurst and let your budding palaeontologist discover Warren Somerville’s incredible collection of fossils and minerals. The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum features a T-rex skeleton, fossil dinosaur eggs and a lot of fossils in amber. There’s more than enough on display to get your child’s imagination running wild!
National Motor Racing Museum, Bathurst
While in Bathurst, celebrate the speed, sound and excitement of Australian Motor Sport and get up close to an ever-changing line-up of more than 100 racing cars and motorbikes at the National Motor Racing Museum right alongside the iconic Mount Panorama race circuit.
The Immersive Room brings the sounds, sights and excitement of motor racing to life. Experience real action racing footage from Mount Panorama, and some of the memorable moments throughout the history of the Great Race.
Newcastle Museum, Newcastle
If visiting Newcastle, the state’s second largest city, there’s plenty to see and do at the Newcastle Museum! Offering a range of permanent and special exhibitions, your whole family will be enthralled. Here you’ll be able to learn about the area and it’s fascinating history and treasures and take part in regular events and workshops.
The Supernova Hands-On Science Centre is not only fun, it’s good for you! Wander under the 5m internally lit world globe then make your own tornado,
play in a magnetic field, or discover just how repulsive magnets can be.
Supernova is the touch, feel, think and wonder part of the museum. Try it out, investigate and discover…
Science Space Wollongong
The Science Space Wollongong is a super place if your little one is excited by all things to do with science and the stars!
Head to Wollongong on the South Coast and get hands-on with two floors of interactive exhibitions. The museum’s daily planetarium displays will also be a winner with kids of all ages!
Australian National Maritime Museum, Sydney
If you find yourself in Sydney’s beautiful Darling Harbour, make a stop at the Australian National Maritime Museum for some nautical fun!
Older kids will love exploring the submarine and destroyer ship which are permanently moored outside the museum, while little ones will be enjoy the Mini Mariners play space filled with interactive displays and activities.