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 also the perfect place to introduce your Brisbane Kids to science in an enjoyable and immersive environment.
The science centre is better suited to older children, but even a 3 year old will be impressed by some of the cool experiments that abound. From body experiments, to activities with space, time and weight, this is as much for adults as it is for kids. You can spend a lot of time here just experimenting with the displays. Be sure to bring your camera for some fun photos in the optical illusions corner!
Special needs considerations
All aspects of the Sciencentre are accessible by wheelchair or pram, with lifts giving access from the carparks to the Queensland Museum, 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.
Check out our review of the Sciencentre for Toddlers and see the cool Science Fiction, Science Future exhibition that’s on until July 2014.