Children’s activities and interpretations feature throughout exhibitions within Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and families are encouraged to explore throughout the whole museum.

Things to see and do

Find Magil

To help young children explore Dandiiri Maiwar our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures Centre, Magil (mogil, a local Aboriginal word), an eastern water dragon is found throughout the Centre. Magil assists by providing information for children about Aboriginal cultures and Torres Strait Islander cultures. Magil also instructs them on how to use the interactives, designed especially for 3 to 8 year olds.

Live insects

Live stick insects are a feature of Creature Feature in the Discovery Centre. Identify the nymphs (baby stick insects) and see if you can find the adult stick insects camouflaged in the tree. The Discovery Centre has other hands on activities as well as specimens such as snakes, birds, mammals, fish, spiders and more.

Hidden in the Fig Tree

What animals are hidden in the Fig Tree in Discover Queensland? Look down low, look up high, climb inside the tree to discover more. Can you find the animals with no legs, 8 legs and lots of legs?

Get hands-on in the Sciencentre

The Sciencentre offers hours of interactive, science-based fun for kids of all ages (including the 'big kids'!). Take the Wonky Walk, spin out in the Spinning Chair and Touch the Lightning. The Sciencentre is a charged exhibition on Level 1.

Holiday Programs

The Museum is a great place to enjoy learning all year round. Celebrate that extra holiday buzz by visiting during scheduled Holiday Programs. Special activities and experiences for families are offered in a range locations, including INVENTory and the Discovery Centre.
Some experiences may incur a pre-purchased ticket or admission fee/donation, so browse our events calendar or subscribe to e-news for updates.

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