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What Lurks Below

Bribie Island Seaside Museum South Esplanade, Bongaree, Bribie Island

From peculiar slug-like creatures to giants of the sea, explore 'What lurks below' as Bribie Island Seaside Museum dive into the hidden world of the waters surrounding Bribie Island. Down there Brisbane Kids will meet sea creatures that like to hide and ones that everyone should hide from! There are clever creatures that make potions, […]

Free

The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire

QAGOMA Stanley Place, South Bank

Discover a whole new perspective of The Motorcycle. Get your motor running… ‘The Motorcycle: Design, Art, Desire’ opens the throttle on the ground-breaking designs that shaped one of the most iconic objects the world has ever seen. Featuring radical concepts, record breakers and road icons, the fully-immersive exhibition showcases 100 of the greatest motorcycles ever […]

School Holiday activities at the Museum of Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

It’s an action-packed season of art, activities and creative adventures this Summer at Museum of Brisbane and your whole family is invited along for the ride! Drop into MoB during the school holidays as Level 3, City Hall transforms into a buzzing hive of culture and creativity full of big ideas for every little art […]

Free

What is Different?

Museum of Brisbane Level 3, Brisbane City Hall (Adelaide and Ann Street), Brisbane

Museum of Brisbane is set to come alive this summer in a kaleidoscope of uninhibited creativity when the Gallery of Children’s Art (GoCA) collaborative exhibition What is Different? opens from 11 December 2020 – 31 January 2021. An interactive exhibition that celebrates creativity in the face of crisis, What is Different? showcases a collection of […]

Free

Day out with Thomas

The Workshops Rail Museum North Street, North Ipswich

The world’s most-loved blue steam engine and his friends are enjoying the summer school holiday at the museum. Things to see and do for the kids: Meet and greet The Fat Controller, Thomas the Tank Engine, and his friends. Thomas activities including colouring-in, games, and puzzles. Dive into the Thomas play pit, including wooden track […]

Big Voices: Children’s Art Matters Exhibition

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank

Big Voices celebrates the power of children to express themselves through art and features paintings and drawings from the renowned Dr Barbara Piscitelli AM Children’s Art Archive. Showcasing beautiful and thought-provoking artwork by children from Queensland, Vietnam and China, Big Voices takes you on a journey into these young artist's worlds, to see how they […]

Free - booking recommended

Jurassic Creatures Live

Robina Town Centre 19 Robina Town Centre Dr, Robina, QLD

THE DINOSAURS ARE COMING... Jurassic Creatures is set to open for the very first time on the Gold Coast at Robina Town Centre. This original event has sold-out tours in both Melbourne and Adelaide and will be taking over Robina Town Centre this December and January. Jurassic Creatures is an exhibition which features over 30+ dinosaurs […]

Pixar Putt

Little Stanley Street SOUTH BANK Little Stanley Street, South Bank

Get ready to kick some serious putt when Pixar Putt returns to Brisbane this summer. Putt your way into the New Year at Pixar Putt on Little Stanley Street in South Bank from Thursday 31 December for a limited run until Sunday 7 February. Australia’s most exciting open-air mini golf experience is inspired by some […]

School holiday iNaturalist Scavenger Hunt

IndigiScapes, Capalaba Redlands IndigiScapes Centre, 17 Runnymede Rd, Capalaba. Onsite parking available, Redlands

Become a Citizen Scientist these school holidays and experience a self-guided scavenger hunt at IndigiScapes. Capture your findings on the iNaturalist App and build your knowledge by sharing with other naturalists and connecting with experts who can identify your findings. https://www.inaturalist.org/ https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.inaturalist.android https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/inaturalist/id421397028?mt=8  

Free

Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat

Adderton: house & heart of mercy 547 Ann Street, Brisbane

Join Fruit Salad's adventure at Adderton: house & heart of mercy. Visit Adderton for your free kids' activity book, "Fruit Salad, the adventurous tales of a Convent Cat." Kids will love exploring Adderton and discovering how to make a difference with Fruit Salad guiding the way in this beautifully illustrated book.

Free

Summer Holiday Fun

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank

Join in the fun at State Library this summer. They’ve got free activities the whole family can enjoy, from family movie screenings to stories, songs and hands-on craft. Bring the littlies to a story station to hear stories of mischief-making animals in Queensland’s quirky setting. Older kids and parents can catch a film screening or […]

Free

I Do Love a Clue

Queensland Museum Corner of Grey & Melbourne Streets, South Bank

In conjunction with I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland,  The Queensland Museum invites you to explore the Museum with their new school holiday trail, I Do Love a Clue! Love comes in many shapes and forms, and now you can explore the museum with the look of love in your eyes. Collect a clue sheet filled […]

Free

Inside The Orion – Brissy Special

Queensland Air Museum 7 Pathfinder Drive, Caloundra,

For those who missed out on the Orion open day, here is your second chance! The Queensland Air Museum will re-open the doors of the Orion to the public on January 23 and 24. This is a one-off opportunity to see what makes the Orion one of the RAAF’s most serviceable aircraft. The specialist Orion […]

miffy & friends

QUT Art Museum

miffy & friends pairs original Bruna drawings and illustrations with early book covers and posters, through to the iconic figure of Miffy. The exhibition celebrates Bruna's underlying philosophy of allowing room for the imagination, and introduces the influence of Miffy on the work of seven contemporary Australian artists. It teases out concepts that Bruna and other […]

Free

Wind Tubes

Ipswich Art Gallery d'Arcy Doyle Place (between Brisbane and Limestone Streets), Ipswich

Design and build your very own flying creation to test in the Wind Tubes. See your creation take flight and soar to the ceiling, and defy gravity by hovering high overhead… or just fall to the floor. It’s all about air and invention, with a little bit of mid-air mayhem. Wind Tubes is a hands-on exhibition that […]

Free

Now Is The Time

GOMA Stanley Place, South Bank

Raquel Ormella invites children to speak up about climate change and the environment in her upcoming exhibition at the Children's Art Centre. Raquel highlights Australia's long history of environmental activism with a timeline featuring historical photos and posters. The exhibition also includes two videos made in collaboration with Junction Park State School students. In these […]

Free
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Family Film Festival

State Library of Queensland Stanley Place, South Bank

Come and relax in the cool and discover a fun selection of family-friendly films. These sessions will bring films to life with everyone in the audience invited to play, laugh and dance along. Sat 16 January: Paper Planes (2015) For ages 6+, Rated G Paper planes is a family film that tells the story of […]

Free

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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