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Queensland Museum

by Sally Foster (follow)
A perfect place to go on a rainy day

At first it may not sound like the most exciting day out if you are a kid. You may get some eye rolls or whinging at the suggestion. But a trip to the Queensland Museum will surely surprise them, with how fun and interactive it can be.

As well as being free, which will keep the adults happy, there are so many exciting events and activities that are completely designed for kids to enjoy, while learning something new at the same time.

Credit: Queensland Museum Facebook Page

Education and fun can be interwoven as children’s activities and interpretations feature throughout exhibitions within the museum to keep them interested.

The best part of the museum is the ever changing events and exhibitions. You can go back time and time again, and always have something new to see.

The current exhibitions includes 'Wild State', which is an exhibit all about animals and their habitats, and 'Lost Creatures' which showcases the incredible dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna that used to walk the earth millions of years ago. I am 31 years old, and I am still always gobsmacked by these amazing displays.

Credit: Visit Brisbane Facebook Page

As well as the exhibitions, there are also events happening all the time. Currently the best event for kids includes 'A Night at the Museum'. This fun nighttime adventure is aimed at the little ones. It includes dancing along with live music, live demonstrations, amazing objects, performances, hands-on activities and more. For more information on this event, including prices, see here.

Credit: Queensland Museum Facebook Page

Psst, for the adults only is the very popular 'After Dark' nights. You can explore the museum with wine and entertainment. Bookings are essential. For more information on this see here.

While the Discovery Centre at the museum is currently for renovations, the Sciencecentre has just had its own facelift, and reopened on 17 September. As it is right next door, you can continue your day out to include all things science. You can read a review of the new SparkLab exhibit here.

Credit: Visit Brisbane Website

One of the other best parts about a visit to the Queensland Museum is the location. Situated a hop, skip and a jump from Southbank, you can pack and picnic and enjoy lunch and even a dip in the lagoon. Otherwise if you wanted to stay close to the Museum, there is an onsite cafe and coffee cart, as well as ample seating and green space to bring your own food.

Location: Corner of Grey and Melbourne Streets, South Bank, South Brisbane

Opening Hours: 9:30am to 5:00pm 7 days a week

Prices: FREE entry for everyone

How to get there: The closest train is South Brisbane and bus station is the Cultural Centre. There is also parking available but it can fill up during busy periods.

Facilities: Cafe, museum shop, toilets, disabled access and wifi.

Are there any other great museums in Brisbane that you think the Brisbane Mums would love to hear about? Please let us know in the comments below. We would love to hear from you!

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