Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, Brisbane

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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 your Queensland Museum & Sciencentre visit and explore what else you can see and do in Brisbane using our Brisbane online route planner .
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  • Almost no historical exhibits, content has become Center of Archeology and biology. Then, somewhat, there is Aboriginal folklore material. And look closely look into the free, so for the time being, if you're interested in good.
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  • The Queensland Museum is part of the Queensland Cultural Center located on the South Bank of Brisbane. I visited this museum while on a cruise of Australia and Indonesia. This is a very nice natural s...  more »
  • Really good place to spend a few hours looking around, wide range of exhibits and a great ambience. Easy access and easy to get around.  more »
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  • Great free museum to bring the kids, especially on a hot day. Several floors of science exhibits took about an hour to go through, there are paid exhibits too that we did not check out. There is a small cafe on site, but didn’t look too promising so we ate elsewhere - lots of flies landing on open food, no thanks. Nice little out door area with dinosaur exhibits for the kids to run wild in contrast to the quiet time indoors. It was an awesome visit and super cool that it was free!
  • Great displays and wonderful staff we were lucky enough to experience the Egyptian display which was a highlight of our trip. The Australian animal display covers a lot of animals and we were able to experience a hands on experience with a Golden orb spider. We also saw turtles hatching then on to the dinosaurs. We look forward to our next visit
  • Interesting exhibitions and free admission. Wheelchair parking and accessibility. Good place for children to learn, explore and have fun. It's a perfect escape from summer heat. Don't forget the art gallery nearby, also free entry. There's a great exhibit of first nations art and culture.
  • Visited the Gladiators exhibition, which was excellent, during the week. Good facilities and pleasant, helpful staff. Booked tickets (timed entry to Gladiators exhibition) online which worked well. (Tickets have to be printed by yourself prior to visit). Interesting and well stocked gift shops - a main museum one and one specifically for the Gladiators exhibition. Managed to pick up some unusual presents for people. Parking available under the building; good value at $16 all day. We arrived at around 10am and the car park seemed quite full. Later, at lunchtime, we noticed a car park full sign. Suggest getting to car park early if you want to be sure of a place; especially if you have 'mobility issues'.
  • Love the new top floor! Glass walls of wonderful exhibits and secret tunnels for kids to explore. Always a lovely trip. Dinosaurs are a must see and the discovery area with microscope keeps the kids still for ten minutes 😃

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