Bookings are essential to visit Queensland Museum. Find out more information here.

Sensory Friendly Session

For this very special morning we will turn the sound down and create an engaging and fun space that welcomes people on the autism spectrum or with sensory processing challenges with their families to the museum. This Sensory Friendly Session creates a supportive environment where you can spend quiet time, wander at your own pace as well as engage in conversations with museum staff.

We will also have a chill out zone if some quiet space is required and earmuffs are available from the Cloakroom on Level 2, SparkLab entry and Sea Monsters entry. 

Entry to some of our ticketed exhibitions will be strictly limited to ensure visitors can comfortably explore the museum.


Entry is free to the museum, though bookings are essential for the following exhibitions:

General Admission Free
SparkLab $10
Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators $10
Combined ticket (SparkLab and Sea Monsters) $18
Children under 5 Free

Please note: If you purchase an exhibition ticket, your ticket includes admission to the general museum.



How to book online:

1. Visit QTIX website via the buy tickets links above

2. Select 20 February date and 9am session time

3. You will have the option to book a single exhibition or combined ticket 

4. Finalise your booking

What to expect

We will be opening early at 9am and will have made some modifications to our displays and activities. While we will do our best to minimise the noise levels of the exhibits and activities, not all of them will be completely silent. 

Please note the museum will open to the public at 9:30am and will continue to operate at sensory friendly levels until we transition back to normal volumes starting from 10:45am in Sea Monsters: Prehistoric Ocean Predators.

Suitable for ages 5+. 
Children under 12 years and under must be accompanied by an adult. 
This is a COVID-safe event with limited capacity. Bookings essential.

If you would like specific information to help you plan your visit, please contact us on (07) 3153 3000 or via our online contact form and we will be very happy to answer your questions.

Sensory Friendly Resources

SparkLab Sensory Friendly Map - Download (76 KB) pdf document icon
SparkLab Social Story - Download (927 KB) pdf document icon
Sea Monsters Sensory Friendly Map - Download (368 KB) pdf document icon
Sea Monsters Exhibition Text - Download (3960 KB) pdf document icon



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Event Details

20 February 2021, 09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Queensland Museum
Various, please see event website for details