A self-directed visit to the Powerhouse Museum provides the opportunity for your group to freely explore the museum’s exhibits and environments to suit your own learning and curriculum links. Learning intentions are supported through classroom resources and exhibition recommendations developed by the museum education team and available online. The museum recommends and uses the use of the Visible Thinking Routines, as developed at Harvard University Graduate School for Education’s Project Zero to support learning in the galleries.
In line with NSW Health guidelines for venue capacity, the Powerhouse museum is open to limited numbers and has introduced session times for school groups. All school groups are welcomed by Museum staff, provided an Acknowledgement of Country, shown where they can cloak bags, and ask general questions. Supervised by teachers and parents, groups then move through the galleries at their own pace. Bathrooms are available on each floor of the museum, and a designated lunch area is provided.
Please note that the time spent in any one gallery is limited to 30minutes.