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  • Written by Amy Owen

STAR WARSTM Identities announces School Holiday workshops for April

Young Jedi Knights will have plenty to look forward to this School Holidays at the Powerhouse Museum, with four exciting and educational workshops as part of STAR WARS TM Identities. Kids of all ages can spend the break in a galaxy far, far away, with everything from crafting their own droids to engineering their own signature sound effects (1328 April 2019).

These are also the final weeks to catch STAR WARS TM Identities: The Exhibition, running until 10 June 2019 at the Powerhouse Museum! Tickets are now on sale at

Explore the Forces in our world in FREE FOR KIDS daily activities. From air resistance force to muscular force to gravitational force, complete a series of challenges using physics, technology and your ingenuity! Create and prototype a flying creation and test it out in big wind tubes. Move magnets to draw and make your own designs at magnetic tables. Explore tension as you squeeze through our tension walls. 13–28 April 2019, (Ages 5–12).

Book for full day holiday workshops:

  • littleBits Droid Inventor: Ever wanted to build your very own R2-D2 or C-3PO? This workshop will introduce kids to innovative design tool littleBits, with easily snap together working lights, switches and buzzers to build their own droids. Kids will also learn about Artificial Intelligence, and what it really means to be a robot. 24 April 2019 @ 10am–4pm (Ages 7–8).
  • Star Wars Special Effects: Create your own signature sound effect for a special power of your own! In this workshop, recreate classic special effects using creative cloud and other technologies, and learn how certain sounds are crucial to the identities of their favourite characters. 16 April 2019 @ 10am–4pm (Ages 11–13).
  • Cosplay Design Principles: What’s a great character without their own signature item? From lightsabers to personalised emblems, this workshop will guide kids through designing and crafting their own personalized props based on the Star Wars universe. Using thermoplastics and heat guns, participants can take their newly-created designs home with them. 17 April 2019 @ 10am–4pm (Ages 10–12).
  • Cardboard Engineer: Let your inner craft-maker travel to a galaxy far, far away and let their imaginations go wild. Armed with thermoplastics, cutter printers, articulated joints and mechanisms, participants will create their own Star Wars identity from scratch in this exciting workshop. 18 April 2019 @ 10am–4pm (Ages 8–10).


What STAR WARS Identities: The Exhibition  
When 16 November 2018 – 10 June 2019  
Where Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007 
Price $23 Child, $32 Concession, $36 Adult and $95 Family (includes general admission)  

About the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences
Established in 1879, the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences’ (MAAS) venues include the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney Observatory and Museums Discovery Centre. MAAS is Australia’s contemporary museum for excellence and innovation in applied arts and sciences with a vast and diverse collection of over 500,000 objects.


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