Rescue – become a hero at Brisbane’s Sciencentre

Science Centre Rescue Exhibition


The Sciencecentre at South Brisbane is one of those places that you have to visit at least once with your Brisbane Kids. There is so much for kids of all ages to experience in their permanent and interactive exhibitions, as well as their daily science shows. However, it is their seasonal exhibitions, changing each year, which will keep you coming back time and again for more and more educational fun.

Sciencentre Rescue

Science Centre Current Exhibition

The current exhibition, Rescue, looks at the science behind the dangerous and lifesaving occupations within the search and rescue field. The fully interactive exhibits range from flying a simulated rescue helicopter to presenting the news in front of a green screen.

Children will love to learn about the occupations of firefighters, search and rescue crew, journalists, surf lifesavers and paramedics. Each exhibitions allows visitors to experience a rescue based scenario – either as a casualty or a rescuer – in a practical or simulated way. It can be as simple as dressing up in a life jacket and hard hat to role play a sea recue in a rubber dingy. Or it can be as sophisticated as using a computerised jaws of life tool to free victims trapped in a car.

There is so much to learn about rescue techniques, emergency supplies and equipment that even teens and adults will be kept engaged for hours.

Rescue Exhibits

Brisbane Science Centre

At the Sciencentre’s Rescue, you can expect to:

  • Fly a helicopter simulator and get a bird’s eye view of a rescue scene.
  • Escape a smoke-filled room.
  • Tackle a climbing wall and test your skills for a vertical rescue.
  • Test different fire extinguishers on simulated fires.
  • Navigate a jet ski to test out surf lifesaving techniques.
  • Use infrared cameras to look for the heat signals of missing people.
  • Report the rescue news on TV and explore chroma key technology.
  • Explore how rescue technology has developed and how specialist equipment is essential in rescue operations.
  • Take the challenge in “What to Pack” and decide what items to take on a rescue search.

If you and your Brisbane Kids want to feel like a hero for a day, be sure to check out Rescue, before it finishes on 7 February 2016.

Ticket prices and opening hours

South Bank Science Centre

Tickets are sold until 4pm, or you can book them online before you go, which is recommended in peak periods. Your admission price also includes entry to the permanent exhibits at the Sciencentre and daily science shows.

Adult: $14.50

Concession/Full-time Student: $12.50

Child (3-15) (must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $11.50

Family: (2 Adults/Concessions & up to 4 Children) $44.50

Schools & Groups (pre-booked, 10+ only): $9 (GST free) per person

The Sciencentre is open daily from 9.30 am – 5.00 pm. It is closed Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On ANZAC Day it is open from 1.30 pm.

The Sciencentre is located on the corner of Grey St and Melbourne St at South Bank, South Brisbane.

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