Frequently Asked Questions

What do I bring?

What is the program of events?

What does the museum supply?

What time is bedtime?

Can my child go to bed early if they are tired?

Can adults bring alcohol?

Can I bring electrical devices i.e. ipods/ipads?

Can I take photos?

Can younger or older siblings attend?

Do I need to stay with my child for the whole program?

What types of food will be served at the sleepover?

Can we bring our own food and beverages into the Museum?

Where do we sleep?

Parking

 

What do I bring?

- All sleeping equipment i.e. camping mat, sleeping bag, pillow, comfortable sleeping clothes (compulsory)
- Headlights (preferred) or torch
- Toiletries (no shower facilities available)
- Ear plugs (optional)
Please note that the Museum is unable to store personal belongings. Please refrain from bringing unnecessary valuables with you and please keep your valuables with you at all times.

What is the program of events?

- Fire and Ice Show
- Dinner and trivia
- Torch light tours, wildlife show and cartoon wildlife sketching
- Ice cream and a movie: Night in the Museum – Secret of the Tomb (PG).
- Sciencentre and Mathamazing exhibition

What does the Museum supply?

In addition to a fun-filled program of activity the Museum will provide specialist staff to inform, entertain and ensure all guests have a safe night.

What time is bedtime?

Everyone retires to bed at 10.30pm.

Can my child go to bed early if they are tired?

Yes, however, this will only be possible from 8:30pm and you will need to stay with your child. Please let staff know if any of your party get sick/hurt and need to leave the Museum early.

Can adults bring alcohol?

No. We do not allow guests to bring alcohol into the Museum. The Museum is a licensed venue, adults will be able to purchase beer or glass of wine at dinner through the café.

Can I bring electrical devices i.e. ipods/ipads?

We encourage parents not to bring any valuable devices and do not encourage these to be used throughout the night especially in Wild State.

Can I take photos?

Guests are permitted to take photos throughout the evening. If you'd like to share on social media feel free to tag @qldmuseum and include #qldmuseum #QMsleepover and #natsciwk

Can younger or older siblings attend?

No. The program is not suited to children under 5 years of age. The activities planned suit kids over 5 years and we don’t want other families disturbed at bedtime or during the night with younger children under 5 who may not be comfortable in the space.

Do I need to stay with my child for the whole program?

Yes. Parental or adult supervision is required at all times. We insist on a 1 adult to maximum of 3 kids ratio.

What types of food will be served at the sleepover?

Do you have family members with specific dietary requirements or allergies? Please indicate in the form that we email to ticket purchasers.

Buffet Dinner 

  • sausages, mash potato and steamed greens (GF)
  • penne pasta, roasted tomato sauce
  • roasted vegetables (GF)
  • miniature pizzas - margarita and bacon/cheese
  • juices and water

Alcohol and soft drink is available for purchase at this time but must be consumed in the café.

Buffet Breakfast

  • cereal selection (GF available)
  • egg and bacon wraps (GF available)
  • juices, filtered coffee and tea

Barista coffee is available for purchase.

Can we bring our own food and beverages into the Museum?

The Museum is a licensed venue. No food or alcohol can be brought onto the premises. Guests may bring a water bottle. We will be catering for dinner and breakfast so there should be no need to bring food/drink unless you have specific dietary requirements that we cannot cater for. If you think you will need extra small snacks then you are welcome to pack these and eat them in the cafe, but they cannot be consumed in the exhibition spaces or the Wild State gallery where guests will be sleeping.

Where do we sleep?

Guests sleep in the Wild State gallery on Level 4. Guests are required to bring all bedding and sleeping mat.

Parking

Museum parking is $16 for this event and requires a parking permit to be displayed on your dashboard. We will send ticket purchasers an email with event information, including the parking permit.