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Address: Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets | Part of the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 7 3840 7555
09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Sciencentre is a permanent interactive science exhibition offering an...

The Sciencentre is a permanent interactive science exhibition offering an exciting, interactive and experience-rich environment for all ages. There are no visitors at the Sciencentre - everyone is a participant!Housing permanent and changing exhibitions and providing in-depth education experiences and innovative Science Theatre shows, it is a must-see destination for children, families, schools and even grownups!The Sciencentre is located on Level 1 of Queensland Museum. Admission charges apply for entry to the Sciencentre; tickets are available from the ticket counter on Level 2 of the Museum.Part of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct, the Sciencentre is within walking distance of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland. The Cultural Precinct sits alongside South Bank, a vibrant mix of parkland, recreational and commercial space on the Brisbane River across from the Central Business District.

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Great for Kids

A great day out for young children very hands on where they can experience how things work a joyful place

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Michael S
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great day out for young children very hands on where they can experience how things work a joyful place

Thank Michael S
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the Museum to go look at the Hadron Collider exhibits. This was very informative if a little on the verbal technical side......but they had lots of explanations with drawings, computer programs, videos etc etc to help explain in different ways the "Big Bang Theory" and what they have discovered. It really was very interesting. After this we explored... More 

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Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

5 hours of Dinosaurs and then Science activities resulting in tired but satisfied boy & grandparents. Although entry is a little pricey (especially for a family with multiple school aged children) we did feel we got value for money. We attended both the space and sound shows & both presenters were entertaining, related very well to the children and were... More 

1 Thank Lyn M
Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Children of all ages will enjoy this. Spent a morning here just walking around looking, touching and mind blown on some of the items.

1 Thank LittleFamilyOnTour
Broadbeach, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

A wide range of hands on activities classified into areas of scientific concepts. Easy to move around and excellent unobtrusive volunteers who are passionate about science are willing to share and explain the principle of activities. Centrally based across from Southbank Parklands, the Science Centre is not just pfor children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

While the Queensland museum is excellent and targeted at adults and kids, with placards with adult and child level information on each of the exhibitions on animals, insects, parasites and dinosaurs.. The sciencentre is targeted at families with young children. There centre is full of interactive activities in which kids would enjoy(sit still) long enough to teach them something. I... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Went just after New Years so was really busy. However we've been to a similar attraction in Bristol which was in much better condition and had staff posted around to help you out. Nothing like that here though.

1 Thank NevillePettersson
Elanora, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Visited with husband and 2 kids (ages 7yrs and 8yrs). Parking easy (albieit expensive at $30 per day). Lovely walk along Southbank to get to museum. Entry $44.50 for family of 4 which we felt was good value for the 3 hours we spent there. (Could have stayed longer if we wanted to go through the entire museum and not... More 

1 Thank Tamra M
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The science centre can be upgraded with new engaging activities. It is rather expensive for a family entry with small range of activities to engage children for only 1 hour or less.

1 Thank Nangi L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This science centre is awesome for kids of all ages and even adults. Kids enjoyed every moment. Great way to lose half a day and have so much fun.

1 Thank Tania G

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