Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, Brisbane

4.3
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Explore the ever-changing story of Australia at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, exhibiting natural history, cultural heritage, science, and human achievement of this sprawling continent. A pedestrian bridge and tunnel link the museum and its art gallery to the Queensland Performing Arts Center. This large cultural complex houses permanent and temporary exhibitions that connect visitors to Queensland's people and landscapes. Popular exhibitions reveal the prehistoric past of Queensland, showcase the cultures of aboriginal peoples, and highlight the region's unique biodiversity. The museum is also a world-class research facility and home to the Sciencecentre, offering hands-on, interactive activities for kids and adults that reveal the science behind our everyday lives. Plan to visit Queensland Museum & Sciencentre and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Brisbane attractions using our Brisbane vacation builder.
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4.5
  • The free exhibitions are fantastic for kids. Mine (4 and 5) loved the dinosaurs and stuffed animals a lot! Great additions with the touch screens and the 'what's in the drawers' displays and a big hit...  more »
  • Not only is this museum really interesting but we also had the opportunity to visit its gladiators exhibition. This was really outstanding with a very clear exposition of the role of gladiators in anc...  more »
  • We went for the "Gladiators" exhibition (paid) which was fantastic. Lots of great artefacts and information. Spent two hours here enthralled, including time with one of the lovely volunteers who was a...  more »
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  • As a tourist , I found this museum an amazing experience . Thoroughly enjoyed myself and didn't realise how two hours went by. I am in the city for another fortnight and planning to go once again. Many areas were still not enjoyed completely. Kudos to the staff and the city administrators who have kept this place so neat . Very educational .
  • Great day out for the family. The museum is free with lots of attractions that will cater for everyones interests. The science center is definitely worth the admission. The kids are learning while interacting with exhibits. There is also some fun things for the parents to do also
  • Amazing place. The free entrance is great AND it is highly worth paying the entrance to go to the science centre if you have the time (you need at least 3 hours to go through all activities). My 4 year-old daughter could have stayed there forever testing and restesting each single activity. Very nice personnel especially one young lady at the ticket office who have demonstrated us plenty of compassion and empathy. many thanks!
  • Its great for a quick trip for a few hrs. Though its big n can last a whole day it does get boring quicker for younger kids. Not great for wheel chairs or prams, especially rest rooms. Just not enough space. No place to part especially for it.
  • Interesting and educative museum for both families and individuals. And most of the exibitions can be visited for free! But it is worth buying a ticket for the science centre. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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