Museums and Galleries
Brisbane is so lucky to have many child-friendly art galleries and free museums that are awesome for kids. The best thing about the Brisbane culture scene is that most exhibitions for kids seem to be free or low cost and are very hands on (as they should be). Exhibitions vary from the very permanent through to those that come to our city for just a short time. Public transport is close by to all the inner city galleries and museums and parking fairly low cost considering its inner city location.
Enjoying Museums and Galleries in Brisbane with Kids
We want to give you our top tips for enjoying the cultural scene with your kids. It’s not like an indoor fun centre, when you can simply walk in and let them run wild or like a movie where you can simply walk along silently… You need to be an active participant.
The great thing about visiting galleries and museums is that every time you visit you will get something new out of the experience, as will your child. As their interest change, and as they grow, they will find different places in the museums and galleries interesting.
If you can, don’t rush through the entire Queensland Museum in one day, explore one floor and return on another day to visit the next. Don’t sit back in the art activities at the Gallery of Modern Art, GET INVOLVED.
Ask them what they think of a certain piece of art, ask them “what made them come to that conclusion”- encourage their creative thinking. AND if you can, when you head home extend any ideas they mentioned, or art methods you saw, to make the most of your visit.
More than 200 spider specimens, including 12 live spiders, have taken over level 3 of the Queensland Museum, giving Brisbane Kids the chance to come face-to-face with Australia's amazing arachnids. Spiders - The Exhibition offers loads of
The Workshops Rail Museum has long been a popular and highly regarded landmark within the Ipswich city landscape. Home to an
Take a trip to the Peninsula on the Northside of Brisbane and visit the little-known Redcliffe Museum to educate your Brisbane
All aboard for BIG LOUD FUN at The Workshops Rail Museum! There are so many places to go if you love trains in Brisbane but
You might be surprised to know that there is a small museum tucked away in Bowen Hills which might make the perfect visit for you
If you have a Brisbane Kid who dreams of becoming a pilot, or even if you're a bigger 'kid' who wants their own Top Gun moment, a
Tucked away on the beautiful Bribie Island is The Bribie Island Seaside Museum, little known but a must visit for those who
Prior to its closure for refurbishments last year, the Discovery Centre sat comfortably as one of the best permanent exhibitions
PLEASE NOTE: Mathamazing has now closed at The Sciencentre, but we'll be sure to let you know if it returns! Attached to the
If you have a Brisbane Kid with an interest in history, it may be worth a visit to Sunshine Castle on the Sunshine Coast,
PLEASE NOTE: As part of the Queensland Museum, The Sciencentre is undergoing a multi-million dollar redevelopment, and will close
Wild State at the Queensland Museum Wild State at the Queensland Museum is a new, permanent gallery celebrating the diverse
The Caboolture Historical Village is the number one tourist attraction in the Caboolture region, and it's easy to see why. A
The Wild State Gallery at the Queensland Museum We say it all the time. How very fortunate our Brisbane Kids are to grow up
Kids are always on the lookout for new things to learn about and understand. A day trip to Newstead House in the heart of
The Museum of Brisbane is located on top of Brisbane City Hall off King George Square, and it holds a significant place in the
The spirit of yesteryear is alive and well at the Samford Museum, where Brisbane Kids can step back in time and experience life
Brisbane Kids love getting out and about, visiting new places and learning new things, so why not combine that with a touch of
Take your Brisbane Kids on a trip down memory lane with a visit to the Brisbane Tramway Museum in Ferny Grove, and see how
Most parents love the idea of raining a bit of culture over their children but are hesitant in planning a trip to most museums
If you have been to the Queensland Museum at South Bank lately then you would know they have a very special exhibition on the
On a recent trip to visit my parents in Toowoomba, I decided it was time to introduce my two year old and my five year old to
Please note: This event is now finished. Just in time for the summer school holidays, an incredible new permanent exhibit
If you have a love and appreciation for great art and would like to encourage this in your children as well then, believe it or
PLEASE NOTE: The Sciencentre is undergoing a multi-million dollar redevelopment, and will close its doors on Sunday 3rd December
Want to bring a little culture to your Brisbane Kid's weekend? There are tons of great places to take your kids here in Brizzy.
The Brisbane Planetarium Is your Brisbane Kid crazy for anything relating to stars and the universe? If so, a visit to the
If your Brisbane Kid or another member of your family has an interest in planes or military aviation, the RAAF Amberley Aviation
The next time you are at Southbank you might notice the Queensland Maritime Museum at the southern end of the river. Staffed by
Visiting the Abbey Art and Archeology Museum, in Caboolture, just 40 minutes from Brisbane, is like stepping back in time. The
The Brisbane Museum I am talking about is better known as the Queensland Museum and this is a review of it since its 2011/12
The Queensland Maritime Museum The QLD Maritime Museum is a perfect addition to your visit to South Bank. Open
Ipswich Art Gallery is another wonderful Brisbane art gallery that embraces children, this gallery has tonnes of programmes for
Queensland Museum ignites curiosity and intrigue with the brand new science gallery, SparkLab, Sciencentre. Sparklab Calling
This is a general listing for the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), located at South Bank. We support this general listing another
Don’t make the mistake of assuming you have to be as old as some of the exhibited antiques found there in order to enjoy a