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ScienCentre

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Address: Corner of Melbourne and Grey Streets | Part of the Queensland Museum, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
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+61 7 3840 7555
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Sciencentre is a permanent interactive science exhibition offering an...

The Sciencentre is a permanent interactive science exhibition offering an exciting, interactive and experience-rich environment for all ages. There are no visitors at the Sciencentre - everyone is a participant!Housing permanent and changing exhibitions and providing in-depth education experiences and innovative Science Theatre shows, it is a must-see destination for children, families, schools and even grownups!The Sciencentre is located on Level 1 of Queensland Museum. Admission charges apply for entry to the Sciencentre; tickets are available from the ticket counter on Level 2 of the Museum.Part of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct, the Sciencentre is within walking distance of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland. The Cultural Precinct sits alongside South Bank, a vibrant mix of parkland, recreational and commercial space on the Brisbane River across from the Central Business District.

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Decent science centre

This Science Centre was well maintained and had a good range of exhibits, most of which were interactive. The kids enjoyed it. We have visited some larger centres interstate and... read more

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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Science Centre was well maintained and had a good range of exhibits, most of which were interactive. The kids enjoyed it. We have visited some larger centres interstate and overseas so we weren't blown away by what it had on offer, it was smaller than we expected but a good way to pass a couple hours.

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Thank Wermmy
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

These science museums are great for kids as they are having so much fun and don't realise they are absorbing a lot of knowledge.

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Thank ZONABO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

my 3yo and 1yo boys had an awesome time here, learning so much about how science works. Even I learnt some great things. We came during World Science Week which had free entry for a couple of days but having been through here now I would be happy to pay the entry fee, it's totally worth it.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Ever changing displays to fiddle with and wonder about. Totally hands on so leave your anxieties at home! We spend hours there though I would avoid it during the school holidays as it is packed, usually with families and primary schoolers. Weekends are not so bad for older kids and adults who are fascinated by science. It is not free... More 

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Thank uhlies
New Haven, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We have a kid who is obsessed with science so we visit science museums wherever we go. A lot of what you can see here is free. We learned a bit about local fauna and played around a bit with some of the hands-on stuff. Overall, it is not a mind- blowing science experience, but it is worth a short... More 

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Toowoomba, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

We came here recently and our daughter had a great time. I remember coming here when I was at school. So many hands on things to do and the staff are friendly. Will definitely come back.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

I used to love the Science centre but it really has lost all of its charm and become a cheap looking, children's playground. It used to be appealing to all ages, have proper exhibitions and more interesting less outdated and less simplistic science.

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Thank vanty96
brisbane queensland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

had to go back for a second visit a week after the first, as so much to see and do...especially with the museum there as well, and GOMA next door....the special exhibits at both venues ....needed a second visit to enjoy it all

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Thank cleo064
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The Sciencentre is in the Southbank Cultural Precinct right in the heart of Brisbane. It is a powerhouse of scientific experiments, ideas, information, theories, and facts from prehistoric and beyond~ presented in a way that kids and adults alike, will understand and appreciate. It has various presentations, exhibitions and shows ~some are free to view, some are ticketed. All exhibits... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017 via mobile

A great day out for young children very hands on where they can experience how things work a joyful place

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