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All About Animals | Workshops Rail Museum

animals at workshop rail museum

Science on Track  The Workshops Rail Museum is encouraging natural curiosity in kids these school holidays! Saturday 18 September – Monday 4 October

Week One: All about animals

Saturday 18 – Sunday 26 September

Walk on the wild side in week one with wildlife shows and a drop in animal academy.

Wildcall Wildlife Show

A special experience to get up close with some of Australia’s most unique wildlife. Come and meet a collection of live native Australian animals which can include lizards, snakes, turtles, possums and more! Our wildlife shows allow children and adults to learn about these beautiful creatures in a fun and safe environment. This is an exciting, educational experience that everyone will enjoy.

Show times: 10.30am – 11.30am | 11.30am – 12.30pm | 1pm – 2pm daily

Location: Moving Goods area

Animal Academy

Walk, squeak or squawk on the wild side! Drop into the theatrette and investigate animal adaptations through museum specimens, creative activities and hands on exploration. Kids can use observation and imagination to design their very own animal – unknown to science!

Academy times: 10am – 3pm dailyu

Location: Theatrette

Tickets to Science on Track include entry to the Museum and all exhibits. Visitors are encouraged to make a day of it and explore all the Museum has on offer with family tickets just $44.50 for two adults and two children.

Visitors can explore 15 larger-than-life exhibits, get up close to locos and vintage carriages, drive a train simulator and spark their curiosity in the Sciencentre.

  • The event is included with Museum entry
  • Adult $14.50
  • Concession $12.50
  • Child (3-15 years) $11.50
  • Family ticket $44.50 (2 adults and up to 2 children)

Child (under 3 years of age) FREE

Week Two: Science with a bang! 

Monday 27 September – Monday 4 October 

This week is all about chemistry and physics – heat, energy and forces plus a spot of slime!

Big Bang Education Science Show

Guaranteed to engage, excite and inspire your kids in Science! The Big Bang Education Science Show runs for 30 minutes and covers lots of different science topics including states of matter and can incorporate demonstrations involving dry ice, liquid nitrogen and fire!

Show time: 10.30am – 11.15am Location: Moving goods area

Big Bang Education Workshops

Get more hands on with the team from Big Bang, exploring the forces that make planes, helicopters and rockets fly and what makes slime! This is a 45 minute drop in activity.

Workshop times: 11.30am – 12.15pm | 1pm – 1.45pm Location: Theatrette

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The Workshops Rail Museum
07 3432 5100
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The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street
North Ipswich, Qld 4305 Australia
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07 3432 5100

We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. If you know of a change or cancellation then please do let us know at [email protected].

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