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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.

School holiday activities:

These school holidays play with faces, photos and felons! Celebrating the special exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties, get creative with photography themed activities.

Activities include:

  • Explore optical illusions, create images with light and collect clues with our drop-in family activities.
  • Experiment with sunlight photography or create police composite faces and add them to our Wanted Wall.
  • View 3D photos or dress up in costumes and create your own mugshots.

Activities for the kids:

  • Try driving a train on a simulator.
  • Let off some steam in the indoor adventure playground Nippers Railway.

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

26 September 2018

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