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.

Kids & families

Museums are places where families learn together. Find daily and seasonal activities and events, to add to your visit experience.

See more things to do for kids and families or check out our events calendar for our full range of events and activities.

Things to see and do

Accompanying adults are encouraged to scaffold and model learning behaviors such as conversations, observations, comparisons and inquiring to learn together throughout the whole museum.

Staff are located throughout the Museum to assist, offer directions or interpret information. Children’s activities and interactions feature throughout exhibitions within Queensland Museum.

Holiday Programs

The Museum is a great place to enjoy learning all year round, but celebrate that extra holiday buzz with our scheduled Holiday Programs.

Some experiences may incur a pre-purchased ticket or admission fee/donation, so browse our events calendar or subscribe to e-news for updates.

Current and upcoming events

Discovery Day for Little Learners

Little Learners are welcome all year round but we also celebrate them with their own special day! Discovery Days offer additional learning spaces and experiences for families with children aged 2-6. Experiences foster curiosity, support STEM education and encourage shared and learning between children and adults.
Next dates: 12 & 13 May, 2021

In 2021, you can also enjoy our online Little Learners clips

Little Learners Activities

Our littlest learners and their carers are invited to join us for a short series of Weekly Little Learners Activities on Thursdays, from 20 May to 24 June. From getting hands-on with real museum objects and specimens, to exploring our galleries and collections through songs, stories and role-play, this program is designed to enhance children's learning and development.

Little Learners sessions are held from 10:00am to 10:30am.

To join a session, please meet our Museum educator at the activity location at 9:50am. Bookings are not required. Please note: each session has a 30 person capacity.

Subscribe to eNews or follow social media to learn more about our next Discovery Day.

Meet the Curator and Daily Discoveries talks

We opened a new-look Discovery Centre in 2019! Our Information Officers and amazing exhibits help you learn about our remarkable Australian animals, or amazing artifacts that tell us about people and places. Topics change regularly; you never know what you might find.

Discovery Centre


Download or get hands-on with our resources suitable for schools, community groups, kids, families and adults.
Includes objects for loan, online activities, games, school resources, hands on activities and fact sheets.

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