School holiday guide

Hidden Treasures Family Trail

Take the family along the ancient Silk Road with the Hidden Treasures Family Trail. Find the symbol and follow the trail to discover the treasures of Afghanistan.

Until 27 January. Level 3. Free with Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition entry.

Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland

Meet some of our state’s inhabitants from millions of years ago in the Lost Creatures exhibition. Featuring some of our most significant fossil finds, our famous Muttaburrasaurus reconstruction and new 3D modelling of Queensland dinosaurs, this is a larger than life exhibition you won’t want to miss!

Level 2. Free admission.

Science Fiction, Science Future

If you thought teleportation, holograms, invisibility and mind control were only in the movies - think again. Science Fiction, Science Future will allow you to move objects with your mind, turn invisible right before your eyes, be mimicked by a life-like robot and see augmented reality in action.

Sciencentre, Level 1. Admission charges apply.

Behind the Scenes I Spy tours

SOLD OUT Our family-friendly I Spy tours take you behind the scenes for a unique chance to meet some of our curators and see our priceless collections up close. Each day’s tour will be slightly different, covering two areas of our collections. You could end up face to face with anything from sea creatures, spiders or snakes to headdresses, weapons and even parasites!

6 – 17 January. Admission charges apply.

Creaturama

Fold origami creatures and plants to create your very own Lost Creatures diorama in Creaturama. Using repurposed and recycled materials, have fun making your own diorama scene and enjoy watching a landscape of lost creatures emerge!

6 – 26 January. INVENTory, Level 4. Gold coin donation.

Henna tattoos and belly dancing

Get inked and bust a move! After viewing the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition immerse yourself further in the culture with a henna tattoo, or attend one of our belly dancing workshops.

7, 8 & 9 January. Admission charges apply.

It’s Atomic!

In this hands-on workshop, children will explore the invisible microscopic world of astonishingly small atoms. Everyone can learn Atomic Theory in It's Atomic. When shared with children, they can have fun while developing an understanding of the world around them and getting a head start in their science education.

14 – 16 January. Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply.

Lost Creatures Curator Q&A sessions

Join the Museum's Head of Ancient Environments, Dr Andrew Rozefelds, for a Q&A session. Hear stories from behind the scenes of the exhibition, find out more about these incredible fossil finds and gain insight into our current research in this field.

25 January. Theatre, Level 2. Free admission.

School holiday guide

Hidden Treasures Family Trail

Take the family along the ancient Silk Road with the Hidden Treasures Family Trail. Find the symbol and follow the trail to discover the treasures of Afghanistan.

Until 27 January. Level 3. Free with Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition entry.

Lost Creatures: Stories from Ancient Queensland

Meet some of our state’s inhabitants from millions of years ago in the Lost Creatures exhibition. Featuring some of our most significant fossil finds, our famous Muttaburrasaurus reconstruction and new 3D modelling of Queensland dinosaurs, this is a larger than life exhibition you won’t want to miss!

Level 2. Free admission.

Science Fiction, Science Future

If you thought teleportation, holograms, invisibility and mind control were only in the movies - think again. Science Fiction, Science Future will allow you to move objects with your mind, turn invisible right before your eyes, be mimicked by a life-like robot and see augmented reality in action.

Sciencentre, Level 1. Admission charges apply.

Behind the Scenes I Spy tours

SOLD OUT Our family-friendly I Spy tours take you behind the scenes for a unique chance to meet some of our curators and see our priceless collections up close. Each day’s tour will be slightly different, covering two areas of our collections. You could end up face to face with anything from sea creatures, spiders or snakes to headdresses, weapons and even parasites!

6 – 17 January. Admission charges apply.

Creaturama

Fold origami creatures and plants to create your very own Lost Creatures diorama in Creaturama. Using repurposed and recycled materials, have fun making your own diorama scene and enjoy watching a landscape of lost creatures emerge!

6 – 26 January. INVENTory, Level 4. Gold coin donation.

Henna tattoos and belly dancing

Get inked and bust a move! After viewing the Afghanistan: Hidden Treasures exhibition immerse yourself further in the culture with a henna tattoo, or attend one of our belly dancing workshops.

7, 8 & 9 January. Admission charges apply.

It’s Atomic!

In this hands-on workshop, children will explore the invisible microscopic world of astonishingly small atoms. Everyone can learn Atomic Theory in It's Atomic. When shared with children, they can have fun while developing an understanding of the world around them and getting a head start in their science education.

14 – 16 January. Theatre, Level 2. Admission charges apply.

Lost Creatures Curator Q&A sessions

Join the Museum's Head of Ancient Environments, Dr Andrew Rozefelds, for a Q&A session. Hear stories from behind the scenes of the exhibition, find out more about these incredible fossil finds and gain insight into our current research in this field.

25 January. Theatre, Level 2. Free admission.