How Cities Work is the latest exhibition which opened this week at the Museum of Sydney, right on time for the Summer holidays! Based on the How Cities Work book by James Gulliver Hancock, this exhibition is perfect for Busy City Kids! Kids will love this fun and interactive exhibition. Visitors are invited to wear a hard hat and protective gear as they arrive and throughout the exhibition to get into the construction mood and create their own city.
As soon as you walk in, you are surrounded by our busy cities, the modes of transports, the buildings, the landmarks and the people who live there. Kids can press a button at the three separate cities pods and see moving traffic and a train go by.
A cute area with a City Zoo, city & transport building blocks, a stadium and museum art gallery invites visitors to mix n’ match Zoo animals and find a spot for them in the City Zoo, discover, play along and read James Gulliver Hancock’s books How Cities Work and How Airports Work. Little Mister who is 3 years old loved this area.
Kids are then invited to find all the different things in a busy street of the Busy City area by interacting with the projection on-screen.
A very popular area was the colouring area where kids are invited to colour in James Gulliver Hancock’s awesome skyscrapers. Once their work of art is complete, they can display it around the table. This was little Miss’ favourite area of the exhibition.
The underground area and the green area are nice to interactive with too. Don’t forget to enter the cool giveaway near the exit.
Our kids loved the Building Zone near the entrance, we managed to build a few skyscrapers which little Miss decided to hide in - ha!
We really loved the fun and interactive How Cities Work exhibition at the Museum of Sydney. It will keep the kids busy these holidays! Don’t forget to checkout the Lonely Planet Kids videos on level 1 while you’re there for some fun videos & facts as well as the Street Photography exhibition on the same level as the exhibition and wonder around the rest of this great museum. A great morning in sight!
The Museum of Sydney is open daily 10 am to 5pm and located corner of Phillip and Bridge Streets in Sydney CBD.
Entry to the How Cities Work exhibition is free with General Admission. Adult $15, Child/Concession $12, Kids 0-5 years Free, Family (2 adults 2 Kids or 1 adult 3 kids) $38. Sydney Living Museums Members and Sydney Museums Pass holders go Free.
Visit the rest of the Museum of Sydney while you’re there to make the most of it.
How Cities Work is on now until 21 July 2019.
Toilets & changing facilities as well as pram parking is located on Ground Level. Lifts are available too.
Busy City Kids attended the free public opening event of How Cities Work for the purposes of a review. All opinions & feedback are genuine & truthful. Food and travel were self funded.
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