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HOT: The Wiggles Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney

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If you’re lucky enough to visit or live in Sydney with young kids, then you MUST take them to the The Wiggles Exhibiton which is currently showing at the kid-friendly Powerhouse Museum.

The Wiggles require no introduction and when I told Lady AB that we were going to a Museum to see a Wiggles exhibition her little face lit up. She did a happy dance all the way to the entrance and is still talking about parts of the exhibition now (might be because her Wiggles nappies keep reminding her. Can’t escape those guys!). 

As a family we actually haven’t had too much exposure to The Wiggles other than those nappies and a small board book we were given featuring Dorothy the Dinosaur.Before visiting the exhibition I didn’t know any of their songs, any information about the characters or even the names of the foursome. So while the exhibition is highly entertaining for kids it is quite interesting for adults too as you learn about how the group have worked towards their success.

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Mostly it’s about the kids though! There’s a room dedicated to each of the The Wiggles and other regular guests Wags The Dog, Henry the Octopus, Captain Feathersword and Dorothy the Dinosaur all appear.

Wiggles Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney

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Interspersed throughout the traditional museum display cases of the large exhibition are lots of fun play elements. There’s digital games such as iPads loaded with quizzes…

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…craft activities to make a red paper rose to decorate Dorothy’s house…

Wiggles Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney

…old-school toys such as chopping your own bowl of wooden fruit salad to the tune of ‘Fruit Salad’, jigsaw puzzles and a tea set you can use inside Dorothy’s house.

Wiggles Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney

For the more active kids there’s even the opportunity to clamber inside large scale props such as SS Feathersword and the famous Big Red Car.

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There’s an impressive digital projection of The Wigglewhich looks like 3D people performing on stage, not just a 2D video of a performance. It was so much fun seeing the kids (and parents) sing and dance along. 

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The exhibition is really well curated and there’s lots of different elements to keep toddlers to younger primary schoolers entertained for a long time. We actually visited the exhibition twice in one day as your museum ticket allows re-entry on the same day. We split up our visit to about 1.5 hours in the morning and 1.5 hours in the afternoon. For a 2.5 year old that’s about all the stimulation they can manage without being exhausted and Lady AB enjoyed playing with all the toys again once she was familiar with them. And there’s only so many times I can hear ‘Wake Up Jeff!’ in one go (I think that’s my favourite Wiggles song now)!

The Wiggles Exhibiton, Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo, Sydney +61 2 9217 0111

Open very day except Christmas Day 10:00am – 5:00pm

The Wiggles Exhibiton is free with Museum admission.

Adult: $12
Child (4-15 years): $6
Children under 4: FREE
NSW Seniors Card holders and pensioners: $8
Family (1 adult and up to 3 children; or 2 adults and up to 2 children): $30

Joyce Watts

Joyce Watts is a former intellectual property, IT and media lawyer turned entrepreneur. She combines her love for kids, food, travel and bikes into several passion projects.

She owns an online bike store CycleStyle.com.au; develops and produces bike-related creative experiences for families via WheelieGoodFun.com; and writes another popular lifestyle and food blog called MEL: HOT OR NOT The decisive guide to Melbourne with (non-kid related) reviews about things to do and places to go in Melbourne.

She lives in inner-city Melbourne with her husband, two children and seven bikes.

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