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Challenge yourself with science activities in Brisbane

14 March 2016

Challenge what you know and believe with all things scientific in Brisbane. From hands-on lab activities and creepy crawly shows for kids, to theatrical cocktails and beer tours for big kids at heart, there is much to explore in the world of science in Brisbane – all you need to do is look. Read on to find out where you can learn a thing or two.

The Cube at QUT Gardens Point

QUT Cube

Conduct dangerous experiments safely through one of the world’s largest digital interactive displays. The Cube showcases a range of different projects daily including Dino Zoo, Robot University and Physics Playroom. You will literally have science at your fingertips. 

Griffith University’s Red Zone

Step inside the Red Zone where you can imagine the future with interactive, hands-on technology for a unique learning experience through the worlds of science, health, business and the arts. Try your hand at the digital microscope, augmented reality sandbox or the pedal-powered generator. 

Queensland Museum and Sciencentre

Sciencentre fun

As the home of science in Brisbane, the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre has hands-on activities and special programs to entertain all ages, along with behind-the-scenes tours and creative lab workshops. 

From 26 March, explore the fictional land of Measure Island where every step takes you to a new puzzle or exhibit that celebrates the often hidden world of measurement. 


If you’re after a unique sensory experience to excite the eyes, nose and mouth, look no further than Maker. This creative bar uses well-executed cocktail techniques to create a spectacle. Think nitrogen-chilled martinis and negronis with house-infused vermouth. 

XXXX Brewery Tour

XXXX Brewery Beer Production

Have you ever thought about how your favourite drop of liquid gold is made? Discover the brewing process from start to finish with a tour of the XXXX Brewery and Alehouse. Take a journey through the history of XXXX beer and learn a thing or two to impress your mates. 

Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium 

Visit the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium for informative and entertaining programs for children and adults that will take you on a journey through deep, dark space to explore black holes, stars and the possibility of extra-terrestrial life. 

Rain Bank at South Bank

As you stroll through the South Bank Parklands, keep your eyes peeled to see the Rain Bank water recycling centre in action at the viewing deck. It can harvest up to 77 million litres of water each year!

Australia Zoo

For a truly outstanding experience in the world of biological science and conservation, a trip to Australia Zoo is a must. The zoo runs educational programs for young children right up to tertiary students who want to gain first-hand exposure in their field of study. 

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