Save time and download the Check In Qld app before your visit from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. 

Kids & families

Museums are places where families learn together. Find daily and seasonal activities and events, to add to your visit experience.

See more things to do for kids and families or check out our events calendar for our full range of events and activities.

Things to see and do

Accompanying adults are encouraged to scaffold and model learning behaviors such as conversations, observations, comparisons and inquiring to learn together throughout the whole museum.

Staff are located throughout the Museum to assist, offer directions or interpret information. Children’s activities and interactions feature throughout exhibitions within Queensland Museum.

Holiday Programs

The Museum is a great place to enjoy learning all year round, but celebrate that extra holiday buzz with our scheduled Holiday Programs.

Some experiences may incur a pre-purchased ticket or admission fee/donation, so browse our events calendar or subscribe to e-news for updates.

Current and upcoming events

Under the Sea - Live Animal Encounters

Dates: April 13-16, 2021
Times: Sessions 10am, 11:30pm and 1:30pm. Check in from 10 minutes ahead of session start time.

Make a splash with us these holidays and meet live sea creatures!
Presented by Ocean Life Education, sessions include an expert presentation, opportunity to engage with real objects and live touch tanks.
Ideal for ages 3 - 12. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult (18+). Adults at children's prices


Sea Monsters Torchlight Tours

Dates: April 6-9, 2021. Back by popular demand after sold out season January 2021
Times: Tours 4pm and 5pm. Registration 15 minutes ahead of session start time.

As the sun begins to set and the lights go off, creatures of the ancient oceans come to life in a special tour of Sea Monsters by torchlight.
This intimate experience includes an opportunity to explore the exhibition with the lights on after the torchlight tour concludes.
Ideal for families with children 5 years and over. Children under 15 years must be accompanied by an adult (18+). Adults at children's prices


Discovery Day for Little Learners

Little Learners are welcome all year round but we also celebrate them with their own special day! Discovery Days offer additional learning spaces and experiences for families with children aged 2-6. Experiences foster curiosity, support STEM education and encourage shared and learning between children and adults.

In 2021, you can also enjoy our online Little Learners clips

Subscribe to eNews or follow social media to learn more about our next Discovery Day. 

Meet the Curator and Daily Discoveries talks

We opened a new-look Discovery Centre in 2019! Our Information Officers and amazing exhibits help you learn about our remarkable Australian animals, or amazing artifacts that tell us about people and places. Topics change regularly; you never know what you might find.

Discovery Centre


Download or get hands-on with our resources suitable for schools, community groups, kids, families and adults.
Includes objects for loan, online activities, games, school resources, hands on activities and fact sheets.

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