Sensory Friendly Day

Make a day of it with entry to the Museum and all exhibits included in your entry ticket

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It’s all about hands-on fun! For this very special day we will turn the sound down and create an engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can share with their families and carers.

We will also have a couple of chill out zone options if some quiet space is required as well as child-sized earmuffs available for use during your visit.

What to expect

We will have made some modifications to our displays and activities. While we will do our best to minimise the noise levels of the exhibits and activities, not all of them will be completely silent.

If you would like specific information to help you plan your visit, please contact us on (07) 3432 5100 or email us at and we will be very happy to answer your questions.

The Sensory Friendly Day has been developed in cooperation with Autism Queensland.

Museum Zoo activities:

  • Learn about animal adaptations in the special Animal Adaptation show
  • Build your own craft animal to take home 
  • Follow the animal tracks through the Museum with a self guided trail
  • Spot the wild animals in the A Room for Wild Animals exhibition

Activities for the kids:

  • Try driving a train on a simulator
  • Let off some steam in the indoor adventure playground Nippers Railway
  • Take a miniature train ride around the Museum grounds (additional $3 per person) 

Fun for the whole family with Museum entry included:

  • Take a guided tour of the active railway workshop
  • See genuine locomotives and carriages
  • Explore the Museum's heritage listed grounds

Your day out planner:

Event Details

27 September 2017

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