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Aerial view of Royal Botanic Gardens and Sydney Harbour.
Views of Bronte beach, Sydney
Sydney city skyline lit up during Vivid Sydney 2013. View from Circular Quay.

Science & Technology Tours

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.

Explore more Sydney tours

  1. SUP Kids

    SUP Kids

    Get your kids out on the water and into SUP during the school holidays or after school.Experienced SUP Instructors will take the children out on stand up paddle boards, following an accredit...

  2. Quarantine Station Story

    Quarantine Station Story

    A walking tour of Q Station exploring the history of quarantine through the lives and experiences of both internees and staff. A chance to see heritage buildings including the hospital, morgue, showe...

  3. Wharf Wander

    Wharf Wander

    This tour is for those who don't have much time to spare (45 minutes). Join a guide and grab a brief overview of the history of the Quarantine Station and find out what's behind the closed doo...

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