Kids & families
Families at the Museum Exploring animals at the Museum
Come along to the Museum for fun activities and events for kids and families.
Current and upcoming events
Animal Academy Holiday Program
Walk, squeak or squawk on the wild side!
All creatures have features that help them survive within their environment. Some are stranger than others! During our January holiday program, you will look closely at Queensland Museum specimens to explore the weird and wonderful world of animal adaptations. Then, mixing observation with imagination, you will use your learning to create your very own animal – completely unknown to science!
5th - 12th January, Weekdays
A Night at the Museum
A Night at the Museum offers special after-hours adventure for our smallest visitors.
Discover what happens at night when the Museum closes and see the dinosaurs before they go to bed. Explore every nook of the Museum including Measure Island and Sciencentre, dance along with Jurassic Joe, see demonstrations, amazing objects, performances, hands-on activities and more.
24 June SOLD OUT
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)