My favourite place to visit in Sydney since I was 20 is the MCA – and the new building means that it’s even bigger and better!
When: 7 days 10am – 5pm, Thursday late night till 9pm
Where: 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney
Contemporary art spaces are usually a little less rigid than traditional gallery spaces as the art here doesn’t always take itself as seriously. This playfulness allows for children to feel more at home. But don’t get me wrong – there is still (unless otherwise invited) no touching, and of course a certain level of respect for the other patrons goes without saying.
MCA has a fantastic activity book pitched at the junior school audience – ask at the information desk for a copy (they are free).
The cafe/restaurant on the top floor has a fabulous view of Sydney Harbour and there is a menu with kids dining options.