In line with the Queensland Government’s new COVID-19 restrictions, Queensland Museum (Brisbane), The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich) and Hendra Loans Facility will temporarily close to the public from 2pm on 31 July 2021 and are due to reopen 9.30am Wednesday 4 August. Learn more and view refund info.

Discovery Day for Little Learners

Little Learners (2 - 5 years) are invited to join us for a jam-packed day of adventure and discovery. 

Little ones will be guided by a treasure map to uncover fun, hands-on activities that explore some of our greatest museum treasures.

There’s a treasure-trove of activities to unearth!

When: Wednesday 12 and Thursday 13 May
Time: 9:30am –12:30pm
Age: Ideal for 2 – 5 years
Where: Queensland Museum, South Bank
Cost: Free, including SparkLab: Little Sparks. Visitors can choose from a range of fun, drop-in experiences. Participation may be managed by audience size limits.

Daily Program:

SparkLab: Little Sparks
Level 1
9:40am-12:30pm (Drop-in session) – Free entry. Capacity limits apply, queues may be expected at busy times. 
Be a scientist in SparkLab! Be curious and play, ask questions and test your ideas in hands-on experiences designed especially for little learners.

The Big Dig
Level 2
9:30am-12:30pm (Drop-in session)
Put on your palaeontologist’s gear, grab your tools and dig for rocks and fossils to curate your own museum display.

Hands On 
Level 2
9:30am-12:30pm (Drop-in session)
Get hands on with a variety of museum objects and specimens. Pick them up, turn them over, feel their texture and explore your way.

Keeping House
Level 2
9:30am-12:30pm (Drop-in session) 
Come and try your hand at housekeeping in the past. Use an old iron, frying pan, butter churn and more.

Animal Homes
Level 4
9:30am-12:30pm (Drop-in session)
Peek inside the homes of different animals and learn how they build or find their place to call home. Use your imagination to build your own animal home. 

My Museum Treasure
Level 4
9:30am-12:30pm (Drop-in session)
Bring in your own special treasure to show our museum experts and see some of their favourite museum treasures from our collections too.

Little Learners Discovery Kit
Level 4
9:30am-12:30pm (Drop-in session)
Borrow a special kit at the Discovery Centre and develop your scientific skills on this self-guided adventure around our galleries.





This is a COVID-safe event.

Event Details

12 May 2021 09:30 AM - 13 May 2021 12:30 PM