How Cities Work: opening event

For one day only, the Museum of Sydney forecourt will be brought to life to celebrate the launch of How Cities Work.

The exhibition explores the inner workings of the modern city, developed in collaboration with illustrator James Gulliver Hancock. It is adapted from the bestselling book How Cities Work from Lonely Planet Kids.

Join us in a day of fun activities inspired by the exhibition that will engage the whole family. Roll up your sleeves and join in a giant street chalk drawing activity inspired by the urban environment or contribute to a large-scale cardboard city that will be limited only by your imagination. You can design and build a skyscraper, a house or school, then add your creations and watch the cardboard city grow. Watch James Gulliver Hancock create his signature illustrations, and meet NSW Police Force Officers and take a look inside a real police car! Enjoy parkour performances by Jump Squad and have a dance as ABC KIDS listen spin tunes on the forecourt.

Enjoy free entry to the Museum of Sydney during the event to be among the first to see the How Cities Work exhibition.

Important information

  • This event has limited capacity – free event registration is required.
  • When registering for this event, choose your session start of 10am or 12pm. You can arrive any time after your session begins. The event finishes at 2pm. 
  • Event activities run from 10am – 2pm on the Museum of Sydney forecourt. 
  • Entry to Museum of Sydney will be free during the event hours of 10am – 2pm. Please note: the How Cities Work exhibition has a limited capacity and entry to the exhibition will be controlled to ensure the safety of our visitors. 
  • As this event takes place outside, we recommend that you wear a hat and sunscreen.

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Free event
Limited capacity
Registration required

When & Where

Sunday 16 December 2018 10AM–2PM

Museum of Sydney

Corner Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney, NSW 2000
Museum: 02 9251 5988

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