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Museums and Tours in Sydney

It's not every day you get to send a morse code message, gaze through an high-powered telescope or explore a submarine, but those are just a few of the great science and technology experiences on offer at Sydney's many museums.

Astronomy fans won't want to miss checking out the breathtakingly-located Sydney Observatory, Australia's oldest observatory. You'll learn about how aborigials navigated by the stars, and you can check out historic instruments that date back to early colonial times. There's also a 3D Space Theatre and tours up to the telescope domes.

The University of Western Sydney Observatory in Werrington is also worth checking out for its astronomy lectures, family astronomy nights and computerised telescopes.

Also a must-see for science and technology buffs is the Powerhouse Museum, just next to Darling Harbour, which features more than 250 interactive exhibits and an ever-changing program of visiting exhibitions, too. There are regular demonstrations, screenings and performances and the Highlights Tour is a must.

The National Maritime Museum, also in Darling Harbour, also offers tours and hands-on fun for kids, plus the chance to learn about underwater warfare aboard the submarine and check out the last of the big gun destroyers. There's also the chance to explore tall ships when they're in port.

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  1. Sydney Walkabout

    Sydney Walkabout

    Sydney Walkabout is the perfect introduction to Sydney - its cultural attractions, historic landmarks and scenic sights. We begin the private tour with the historic Rocks area. We'll have a look ...

  2. Nature Walk

    Nature Walk

    Experience the beauty of the natural landscape. Join a guide, take a stroll through the National Park and view some of North Head's most well kept secrets. Learn about the endangered plant and ani...

  3. Earn Your Tucker!

    Earn Your Tucker!

    The sun is up and it's time for kids to have fun and run amuck to get there chores done. Help feed the chickens, collect the eggs, grind the corn, churn the butter and pump the water. Then take ho...

  4. Coach Tour One

    Coach Tour One

    This coach tour explores the historic sites of Windsor, Wilberforce, Pitt Town and Ebenezer. Enjoy the mix of Georgian, Victorian, Federation and modern architectural styles in Windsor.Drive...

  5. Welcome to Cronulla

    Welcome to Cronulla

    A great introduction to Cronulla! Hear captivating tales of Cronulla's rich and colourful history while leisurely strolling along the scenic coastline taking in beautiful beach views. Discover so...

  6. Behind the Scenes

    Behind the Scenes

    Visit areas and collections normally reserved for working scientists, researchers and staff. Sneak a peek at an irreplaceable collection of more than 16 million objects, specimens of creatures large a...

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