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Escape Into a World of Intrigue
Looking for something fun and different to do with your kids? Venture into Powerhouse Museum for a day of intrigue, imagination, discovery and absurdity.



Step into history and ride a 100 year old carousel, see over 60 circus costumes and props featuring ringmasters, animal trainers, acrobats and clowns as well as 200 items from the Museum's vast collection including objects and photographs from the never before seen collection of the famous Australian Wirth's Circus.

Find out scientific explanations that underlie the mystery of the circus and engage in sideshow activities like the Strongman Game and Laughing Clowns.

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During school holidays you can also enjoy performances from Australian contemporary circus troupe, Circa. Shows run for approximately 15 minutes on the hour.

The average visit to the exhibition is between one to two hours and you are free to explore the rest of the museum before or after your session.

Adults: $35
Up to 3 kids free with each adult ticket
Additional kids (4-15 years) - $8
Children Under 4: Free
Exhibition tickets include same day entry to the Museum

Entry to your session is available up to 30 minutes after time on your ticket, so make sure you arrive on time.

Tickets are available from Ticketek or Powerhouse Museum box office, however, it is advisable that you prebook your tickets to avoid disappointment.

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Why? Great fun for the whole family
When: 20 December 2014 - 3 May 2015
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW
Cost: Adults - $35, Up to 3 Children Free with Each Paying Adults
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