Kids & families

Museums are places where families learn together. Find daily and seasonal activities and events, to add to your visit experience.
See more things to do for kids and families or check out our events calendar for our full range of events and activities.

Things to see and do 

Accompanying adults are encouraged to scaffold and model learning behaviors such as conversations, observations, comparisons and inquiring to learn together throughout the whole museum.
Staff are located throughout the Museum to assist, offer directions or interpret information. Children’s activities and intetractions feature throughout exhibitions within Queensland Museum.

Holiday Programs

The Museum is a great place to enjoy learning all year round, but celebrate that extra holiday buzz with our scheduled Holiday Programs. Some experiences may incur a pre-purchased ticket or admission fee/donation, so browse our events calendar or subscribe to e-news for updates.


Play and investigate your way through 40 interactive exhibits. Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, our new Sciencentre experience!

  • Explore your curiosity as you play with the exhibits.
  • Ask questionstest out your ideas and make observations of what is happening.
  • Designbuild and make using your imagination.
  • Share your thinking with others and build on new ideas and questions. 

Plan your visit by choosing a date and time and pre-purchase your tickets to avoid queues.

Current and upcoming events

Discovery Day for Little Learners

Little Learners are welcome all year round but we also celebrate them with their own special day!
Discovery Days offer additional learning spaces and experiences for families with children aged 2-6. Experiences foster curiosity, support STEM education and encourage shared and learning between children and adults.
Subscribe to eNews or follow social media to plan your visit on one of our three Discovery Days in 2019.

Daily Discoveries

We are opening a new Discovery Centre in 2019!
While we are building a great new space on level 4, you can hear some amazing stories, demonstrations and facts as we showcase something special from our collections. You might learn about our remarkable Australian animals, or amazing artifacts - topics change regularly; you never know what you might discover.

 Discovery Centre


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.


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