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Microcars play space

BMW Isetta, Bayerische Motoren Werke AG, Germany, 1957. Image: Zan Wimberley. Courtesy of Graham Sims

Every day, 10am to 4pm Tuesday 21 December 2021 to Saturday 29 January

Visit the Microcars exhibition and learn about classic cars. The exhibition will examine contemporary electric and hybrid microcars, such as Renault Twizy and Smart Car, now seeing a resurgence. 

As well as the opportunity to see some of the cutest cars in the world, Powerhouse has created a Microcars Play Space for families and children of all ages. Visitors will race small-scale versions of the microcars and compete in fun challenges to test their car’s speed, design and efficiency.  

For all ages. This is a free, drop-in program; bookings are not essential.

Covid-safe information

The Powerhouse and Museums Discovery Centre are open in line with the latest NSW Government’s public health orders. The Sydney Observatory is temporarily closed for heritage maintenance works. Please sign up here to receive updates when it re-opens in 2022.

Anyone aged 16 years or over will need to provide proof of full vaccination (two doses) or a medical exemption for entry. Unvaccinated visitors under 16 must be accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

You can prove you have received two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine in one of the following ways:

  • COVID-19 digital certificate (Medicare, MyGov or Service NSW Apps)

  • Digital Immunisation history statement (Medicare or MyGov Apps)

  • Printed copy of COVID-19 digital certificate or immunisation history statement

View proof of vaccination or medical exemption samples here. Further proof of COVID-19 vaccination information can be found here or visit

All workshop equipment, materials and workspaces are regularly cleaned in line with COVID Safety Cleaning protocols. Workshop capacities have been reduced to encourage social distancing.

Please continue to be mindful of 1.5 m physical distancing and hand hygiene protocols. Masks wearing is recommended.

Please note these conditions of entry apply to everyone, including all staff, contractors and visitors. Check the complete conditions of entry before your visit here.

Thank you for your understanding at this time as we continue to put in place measures to protect the health of our visitors, staff and community. If you would like to contact us please email:

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