Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

17 May 2017

Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

Bring the family to Queensland Museum’s incredibly popular Sciencentre for free this International Museum Day (18 May 2017).

CEO and Director of the Queensland Museum Network Professor Suzanne Miller said International Museum Day is an annual celebration to highlight the important role museums play in the development of society today.

“Across the globe museums are bringing history to life, enabling millions of people to engage with our scientific and natural heritage and to view precious objects usually only seen in history books or online,” Professor Miller said.

“At Queensland Museum, in the past 150 years our scientists have described approximately 5,000 species new to science.

“Museums are instrumental to scientific research programs across the globe, and also boost their local economies by attracting tourism investments.

“With more than 1.8 million visits last year we are Australia’s most visited museum, and we’d like to thank the public for their ongoing support by offering a complementary trip to the Sciencentre,” Professor Miller said.

“The Sciencentre is home to a wide range of fun hands-on activities which enable curious young minds to discover what makes everyday things tick, learn more about how their body and mind work and explore common science concepts.”

In addition to the Sciencentre, visitors can also explore Queensland Museum’s Lost Creatures gallery, which introduces visitors to some of Queensland’s long-lost inhabitants, including dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna. They can also enjoy Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System — a beautiful showcase of photographs of our Solar System — and learn more about Queensland’s unique wildlife in the new permanent Wild State exhibition.

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre is located on the corner of Grey Street and Melbourne Street in South Brisbane and open from 9.30am – 5pm daily. For further information visit qm.qld.gov.au.

The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich, which is part of the Queensland Museum Network, will also offer free entry on Thursday 18 May 2017.

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