Sensory Friendly Day out with Thomas Session

For this very special session we will turn the sound down and create an engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can enjoy.

Fat Controller storytelling

We will also have a couple of chill out zone options if some quiet space is required as well as child-sized earmuffs from EMs 4 Kids available for use during your visit.


What to expect

We 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. The performance by The Fat Controller will be changed to a quieter session.

  • 8am: Gates open for exclusive access to the event with Museum AV displays sound turned down.
  • 8:45am: Special quiet performance by The Fat Controller.
  • 8am-9:30am: Visitor numbers will be limited to 250 visitors (bookings are essential).
  • 9:30am: Gates open to general admission ticket holders. Sound levels will remain down on Museum exhibits until 11:30 am when usual sound levels resume.


Ticket Type Price
(on presentation of Concession card)
(3 to 15 years)
(under 3 years of age)
(2 Adults, up to 4 Children)

Tickets are available online only (no door sales).

Companion cards are accepted on the day with a ticketed guest.

Annual Pass holders are free. Book a free Annual Pass ticket to secure your place (Annual Pass must be presented on the day).


If you would like specific information to help plan your visit, please contact us on (07) 3432 5100 or email us at

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

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Event Details

02 July 2018, 08:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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