The Sciencecentre at South Brisbane is well worth a visit whether you live in Brisbane or are holidaying in the river city. There is so much for kids of all ages to experience in their permanent and interactive exhibitions, as well as their daily science shows. However, it is their seasonal exhibitions, changing each year, which keep the locals coming back time and again for more educational fun.
Sciencentre Permanent Exhibitions
Will you try the body zone or action stations first? Each activity station is a science experiment that both adults and children can participate in, observe and learn from. How does lightning work? Which parts of the body do you use when cycling? Can you predict which way an object will travel? Why do some mirrors distort your image? Once you’ve found out the answers to these scientific enquiries, you can take in one of their daily science shows, which are full of audience participation and cool science experiments.
Sciencentre Seasonal Exhibitions
Each year, the Sciencentre features a new and engaging exhibition centred around a theme such as search and rescue or forensic science. These exhibitions are best suited to older children and teens, but even younger children will be able to participate in a variety of the activities on offer. Check the web site for information on the current exhibition. Entry to the seasonal exhibition is included in your general admission to the Science Centre.
Tickets and opening hours
Tickets are sold until 4pm, or you can book them online before you go, which is recommended in peak periods. Your admission price also includes entry to the permanent exhibits at the Sciencentre and daily science shows. The Sciencentre is open daily from 9.30am until 5.00pm, except for Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. On ANZAC Day, the centre opens from 1.30pm.
The Sciencentre is located on the corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets at South Bank, South Brisbane. It is located on level one of the Queensland Museum building, but tickets need to be purchased on level two.
When you’ve finished at the Sciencentre, you may like to check out the Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery or the State Library, which are all located within easy walking distance.