How Cities Work
Enter an immersive cityscape full of magical, tactile experiences to discover how the city works. Peek inside buildings, duck underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and beneath your feet.
This spectacular exhibition is currently being developed in collaboration with illustrator and city fanatic James Gulliver Hancock, and is adapted from the bestselling book How Cities Work from Lonely Planet Kids.
See and hear the city come to life with interactive animations, bustling sounds and something new to uncover on every street corner.
Pop on a hard hat and step onto a lively construction site, design your ultimate building of the future or make the city move from day to night at your fingertips. What will you create? It’s the city as you’ve never experienced it before!
Capacity notice for Sunday 16 December: Entry to the exhibition on Sunday 16 December is at capacity, due to our booked out public opening event for this exhibition. Please consider visiting How Cities Work on another day. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding.
James Gulliver Hancock’s obsession with drawing has led him around the world to capture buildings in New York, London, and closer to home in Sydney and Melbourne. With a pencil always in hand, he reimagines cities, their buildings and people through his offbeat lens.
(includes museum entry)
Child / Concession $12
Family (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children) $38
Under 5s FREE
Sydney Living Museums Members FREE
Sydney Museums Pass holders FREE
Purchase your tickets at the museum.