April school holidays

Behind the Scenes ‘I Spy’ Tours

These guided tours designed for families 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. You could end up face to face with anything from sea creatures, spiders or snakes to headdresses, weapons and even parasites!

8 – 17 April. Admission charges apply.

Cavern of the Curious

Explore the depths of your imagination these school holidays to create your own curious sea-creature, then venture into the cave for an illuminating experience in Cavern of the Curious!

See INVENTory transform into an underwater cavern deep below the Earth’s surface, where your hand-made mythical monsters and bizarre sea creatures reside….

7 – 17 April. Admission charges apply.

Deep Oceans

It’s a dark, cold world. Only 3 people have travelled to its deepest point. In fact, we know more about the surface of Mars than we do about our deep oceans. Journey with us deep below the Earth’s surface to this dark and mysterious world in our new exhibition.

28 March – 6 October. Admission charges apply.

It’s Atomic!

Back by popular demand after sold out workshops in January. Everyone can learn Atomic Theory. 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. Extension workshop available for children who have already completed the introductory one.

7 & 8 April. Admission charges apply.

Lost Creatures Scavenger Hunt

Help your kids explore the world of Lost Creatures with our scavenger hunt, developed in partnership with Brisbane Kids. Meet some of our state’s inhabitants from millions of years ago and marvel at their diversity and immense size. Find out about the challenges they faced at a time of great upheaval and change.

Permanent exhibition. Free admission.  Scavenger Hunt available for download free of charge

Science Fiction, Science Future

Are you ready for science fiction to become a reality? 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.

Until 13 July. Admission charges apply.