Have you visited the state museum of Queensland? The Queensland Museum showcases a variety of permanent and changing exhibitions. If your kids have never been, why not schedule a visit so that they can get inspired and learn through these must-see exhibits.
1. ENERGEX Playasaurus Place: Located at Level 0, guests will be welcomed by a T-rex and Triceratops. Say hi and get ready to enter the prehistoric environment and discover other life-sized dinosaurs for free.
Take note, dinosaurs are Queensland Museum's most popular displays. Three of their most-visited dinosaur displays are the life-size American dinosaurs Tyrannosaurus rex and the Triceratops. Both of which are found at the ENERGEX Playasaurus Place. The other one is the Muttaburrasaurus langdoni which is located on Level 2.
But while you are at the ENERGEX Playasaurus Place, make sure to get a closer look at dinosaur eggs and hatchlings, dinosaur footprints as well as the rocks and fossils. Moreover, the exhibit features a cartoon dinosaur named Rex. This 65 million year old dino pops up all around the area. The kids would definitely love to play with him and learn about dinosaurs.
2. SparkLab, a new Sciencentre: Children are born inquisitive. Their curiosity allows them to ask and learn more about what interests them. At the Queensland Museum’s SparkLab, their curiosity and imagination will be ignited.
This interactive science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) space is ideal for children aged 6 to 13! They can investigate 40 different interactive exhibits across three zones and discover how STEM affects our everyday world.
They can even witness live science experiments and demonstrations. Just head to the Science Bar where daily scheduled programs are held. There is another area which is more challenging and hands-on. It is called the Maker Space, where kids can create from a range of materials provided to solve challenging questions. SparkLab is located at Level 1. Prices start from $10.
3. Discovery Centre: Located at Level 4, Discovery Centre is an interactive space where visitors can meet museum experts for free. This area exhibits more than 1300 objects, digital displays and more. So if you find something that interests you and would like to know more, do not hesitate to ask their specialist staff.
They can answer questions and identify objects relating to archaeology, cultural history, earth sciences, palaeontology and more. In addition, visitors can get the chance to see live stick insects, giant cockroaches and snakes.
Besides exhibits, the Queensland Museum also features events all year round one of which is Spiders: The Exhibition coming to Queensland Museum on the 6th of December 2019 until the 4th of May 2020!
Visitors get to explore the fascinating world of spiders and come face to face with 12 live spider species and 200 spider specimens. You can take the children, too! There is a dedicated children’s area where they can become an Arachnologist for a day. Tickets are now available.
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