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Exhibition and Programs: Space

The Powerhouse Museum is the only museum in Australia with a dedicated exhibition on the theme of space exploration. What’s it like to live and work in the weightless environment of space? What do astronauts eat? Discover what it’s like on the International Space Station and experience the illusion of weightlessness in the Zero Gravity Space Lab. Plus see a real moon rock!

Family Activities

Zoe’s Space Trail

Zoe has created a space trail for families to use in the Space exhibition. Pick up your FREE copy from the Admission desk.

Volunteer-led demonstrations

Our volunteers have two demonstrations on space exploration. Find out about the Mars Rover or participate in a satellite launching activity where helpers of all ages are needed! Demonstration generally take place between 10.30am and 12noon daily. On arrival please check the volunteer activity board if the demonstration is being run on the day.

Space Talks & Special Events

Visit this section often for information about upcoming family friendly talks and events on the theme of space exploration.

International Day of Human Space Flight (Yuri’s Night)
12 April

Join us and celebrate Yuri’s Night with a special musical performance.

Performance: From Ether
Join us for a musical performance inspired by photographic images of the Earth captured by astronaut Commander Chris Hadfield from the International Space Station. Hear the electro-acoustic infused sounds become the live and visceral soundscape for Hadfields’ impressions of our world.

Ages: 8+
Dates: 12 April
Times: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
Duration: 25 minutes
Cost: Adult: $25, Concessions: $20, Child: $15, SIMA Member: $20, Powerhouse Members: $15, Member Child: $10
Further information & Bookings



Spaced Out Colour

Spaced out colour

Why does the sky appear blue from the earth? And how do different lightwaves create different colours?

Space Helmet

Space helmet

A wonderful helmet for the next space wars in your garden!

Space Mobile

Mini space mobile

Assemble a mobile featuring an alien, a satellite, a rocket, a spaceship and an astronaut.