Kids & families

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

Our events calendar will provide you with a full range of events and activities. 
Plan ahead with a preview of current and upcoming exhibitions, or see what’s happening in SparkLab.

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School Holiday Programs

The Museum is a great place to enjoy learning all year round, and celebrate that extra holiday buzz with our scheduled school holiday programs.
Thank you to all families who joined us for our (past) January Holiday Program,  Animals Alive wildlife encounters. We encountered an amazing selection of live animals to learn their names, their colour, behavior and more - with that extra-special opportunity to interact by touching and viewing them up close.

Little Learners Activities

Our littlest learners and their carers are invited to join us for a short series of Little Learners Activities on Thursdays, from 10 February to 24 March, 2022. 
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.
Learn more about our Little Learners Activities program.

Discovery Day for Little Learners

Little learners are welcome all year round but also celebrated with their own special days and activities! Discovery Days offer additional learning spaces and experiences for families with children aged 2-5. Experiences foster curiosity, support STEM education and encourage shared and learning between children and adults.

Daily Discoveries talks

Families with children of all ages can join us in the Discovery Centre every day at 11 am and 2 pm for our series of Daily Discovery talks. Each session explores a different and unique topic where you can ask questions, meet experts and get hands-on with real museum collections.

Meet the Curator 

Once a month, the Discovery Centre showcases unique objects and specimens from behind the scenes. Meet our remarkable staff, including curators, collection managers, conservators, scientists or librarians and hear more about their work at Queensland Museum.
Check the events calendar each month for details.

Visit us on site

When visiting our museums, adults accompanying children are encouraged to scaffold and model learning behaviours such as conversations, observations, comparisons and inquiring to learn together.
This will foster a love of learning while supporting connections to environments and communities from  local to global. Museums are a great way to make learning fun and learn at your own pace.
Staff are located throughout our museums to assist, offer directions or interpret information. Children’s activities and interactions feature throughout our galleries and grounds.

Our network of museums also run programs for families, these include The Workshops Rail Museum (Ipswich), Cobb+Co Museum (Toowoomba) and Museum of Tropical Queensland (Townsville).

Visit us online

Enjoy our online resources for a range of ages and interests. Museum at Home brings the Museum to you. Find out what we collect, who works at our museums and the jobs they do. We invite you to be part of our story and discover, create, experiment and explore. 

Our Little Learners video series is prepared for younger children. Use these clips to support or extend a child’s learning journey at home, kindy or school. They can also assist to prepare children to visit our museums throughout Queensland.
Explore our Learning Resources site to find more online activities, games, school resources, objects for loan, hands on activities and fact sheets suitable for schools, community groups, kids, families and adults.