Planes, trains and automobiles

Today I took the boys to the Powerhouse Discovery Centre at Castle Hill. This is the storage facility for the Powerhouse Museum at Ultimo, and every couple of months they have an open day based around a particular theme. Today’s theme was “Flight”, so they had aeroplane-related activities for the kids, and talks and displays highlighting relevant items from their collection.

The boys were too young to go on any of the tours or attend the talks, so we wandered around the exhibition space and took part in the activities. The boys loved making and flying paper aeroplanes, as well as a pair of flying goggles and an old-fashioned flying helmet. There were also some pedal-powered aeroplanes as well which they had a sit in (there wasn’t enough room for them to have a pedal, though).

FlightThe exhibition hall had a range of other transport-related exhibits, such as old trams and buses, and horse-drawn buggies and coaches. The boys also enjoyed having a look at these.

TransportUpstairs there was an area with a whole lot of display drawers that you could pull out and have a look at. There were mainly smaller items, such as toys, up here. The boys also had a go at an old-style video game.

Video game

We ended the day with a sausage sizzle for lunch, and a play in the playground. I also bumped into an ex-colleague. It was a good day out, and nice to have finally had a look inside, after driving past so many times.

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About Andrew

I'm a health librarian in Sydney, Australia, who also happens to be a geocacher.

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