Attached to the Queensland Museum at South Bank is the Sciencentre. It’s a fantastic destination for families, with many displays that allow visitors to get hands-on and experience science at work. The Sciencentre is the perfect place to introduce your Brisbane Kids to science in a relaxed and interactive environment.
Sciencentre permanent exhibitions
The Sciencentre is better suited to older children, but even a three year old will be impressed by some of the cool experiments. From body experiments, to activities that examine space, time and weight, even the adults will be kept entertained. You can spend a lot of time here just experimenting with the displays, and little hands are most welcome to pull knobs, turn leavers and press buttons to see what happens! Be sure to bring your camera for some fun photos in the optical illusions corner.
Sciencecentre seasonal exhibitions and shows
The Sciencentre also has an area which is updated with new and engaging exhibitions each year. These are well worth heading into the city for, and are usually centred around a theme, such as the current exhibition which allows kids to experience the lifesaving occupations of search and rescue. There is also an area where daily shows are conducted by Sciencentre staff and explain simple science with plenty of audience participation. Currently there are four shows daily, which teach children about the science of sound and the science of balloons.
Special needs considerations
All aspects of the Sciencentre are accessible by wheelchair or pram, with lifts giving access from the car parks to the Queensland Museum, and then another set of lifts taking you down to the Sciencentre. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located within the Sciencentre, as well as within the Queensland Museum. Space for wheelchairs and prams is set aside at all of the public programs, including lectures, workshops, shows and activities.
The Sciencentre entrance is situated on the 1st floor of the Queensland Museum building at South Bank. Tickets must be purchased from the main Queensland Museum ticket office on the 2nd floor.
Please visit http://www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au/ for opening times, ticket prices and more information.