Location marker iconUltimoTime iconOn Now – 4 Feb 2024

Experimentations and experimenting are often triggered by questions about our everyday experience: how does a battery work? What is lightning?

Experimentations shows how scientific and technological breakthroughs answered questions like these and changed many of our ideas about everyday phenomena.

In this exhibition YOU become the scientist, engineer, thinker, artist and inventor.

Discover marvellous machines, be creative in the Tinkering Zone, get zapped in the electric chair, and play with sound and light waves.

Exhibition Gallery



Powerhouse Ultimo
500 Harris St
Ultimo NSW 2007

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Free entry
Suitable for all ages

Daily 10am–5pm
Thursday 5–9pm


We encourage visitors with accessibility requirements to contact us via book@powerhouse.com.au or (02) 9217 0222 for help in planning your visit. We accept Companion Cards.

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Arrange your visit with us below. For questions please contact our bookings team on (02) 9217 0222 or book@powerhouse.com.au

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The plasma ball from the 1988 opening.