Kids & families

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Come along to the Museum for fun activities and events for kids and families.

Current and upcoming events   

Holiday Programs

INVENTory (Level 4) gets visitors thinking, talking and creating with activities that encourage families learn together at scheduled times during Queensland school holidays.

Join us in January and March 2016 for Medieval Manor. Design your own flag, coat of arms or stained glass window.
Entry $2 donation per participant.

A Knight's Quest

Families visiting the Medieval Power: Symbols & Splendour with younger learners may wish to partake in our A Knight's Quest trail. Trails help families with children engage with exhibition objects. This FREE activity is available inside the exhibition. Suitable for ages 7+
In this interactive trail, the King asks you to solve the riddle:

Take this Quest, brave knight,
look and learn as you go;
Clues are found in the treasures from times long ago.
Asks the King, who is ruler across all the land:
How can you move a castle with just one hand?

Medieval Themed Weekends

Families can join us for a series of special themed weekends. Enjoy demonstrations from slow-motion sword fight to Medieval dance routines.
Older children may enjoy talks presented by Medieval experts and enthusiasts (talks suitable for ages 15+).
Medieval Themed Weekends are FREE events.

Daily Discoveries

Hear some amazing stories and facts as we focus on something special in the Discovery Centre. You might learn about our remarkable Australian native animals, or amazing objects and stories from our collection. Topics change regularly; you never know what you might discover.

See more things to do for kids and families or check out our events calendar for our full range of events and activities.


Download or get hands-on with our resources suitable for schools, community groups, kids, families and adults.

Includes objects for loan, online activities, games, school resources, hands on activities and fact sheets.

Enhancing young children's museum experiences

This manual, designed for Museum staff, may be of interest to parents of young children.

Enhancing Young Children's Museum Experiences: A Manual for Museum Staff  (3442 KB) pdf document icon