MAAS Minis and Tinkertoreum at Powerhouse Museum - Review - Sydney

Recently Alyssa from @thekidsbookhunter visited the Powerhouse Museum to test out MAAS Minis with her children and ended up testing out Tinkertoreum and the MAAS story time too while they were there! Alyssa was happy to share their experience with Busy City Kids. Here's their review. This visit was self funded. Thanks so much Alyssa xo Catherine

The Powerhouse Museum (or the MAAS) is one of our favourite places to visit in the city. Along with their multitude of engaging and educational permanent exhibitions, there is always something new and exciting to see and explore. 

On Monday the 12th February we attended the very first MAAS Minis. MAAS minis is a monthly curated play-based learning session that provides young children with the opportunity to explore and experiment with a range of toys, books and sensory items. Minis is designed for young children aged 3-5 years (and for the younger children there is MAAS Tinies program for 0-2 year olds).

 Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

The 45-minute sessions are run by museum staff and have a different theme/focus each month. The session that we attended had an emphasis on colour and light and provided a range of learning opportunities that were perfect for little hands and minds to explore and experiment with.

 Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

After MAAS Minis we tried out the new Tinkertoreum, a creative workstation that provides children with the opportunity for hands on creation and construction using various materials and building suggestions. Set up with everything you need, such as cardboard, playdough, tape, pop sticks and straws, budding engineers can create and design till their hearts content.

 Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

After our busy morning of play-based learning we enjoyed MAAS story time. During story time you can enjoy a children’s story book (in one of the coolest settings there is) followed by a fun matching craft project.

 Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

Photo credit: @thekidsbookhunter for @busycitykids

The next MAAS Minis session is on the Tuesday 6th March and will be design based to coincide with the Sydney Design Festival. Children’s tickets can be purchased online for $15 each (non-member) and it is free for the accompanying adult.

For more information on the Powerhouse Museum and MAAS Minis, head to their website.

For more ideas on what to do with the kids in Sydney, head to our blog, our daily spots list or pools & beaches or playgrounds list. And for a full list of parents rooms around Sydney, head to our parents room page.