Science on Track holiday fun

Encouraging natural curiosity in kids these school holidays!

A World Science Festival Queensland program presented by Queensland Museum Network.

Science doesn’t always take place in laboratories. We’re making science fun at the museum, exploring and answering a number of what, how and why questions about animals, chemistry and physics in daily workshops during the school holidays.


Week One - All about animals

Saturday 18 September - Sunday 26 September

Walk on the wild side in week one with wildlife shows and the animal academy.


Wildcall Wildlife Show 

Wildcall Wildlife Shows offer a special experience to get up close with some of Australia's most unique wildlife. Come and meet a collection of live native Australian animals which can include lizards, snakes, turtles, possums and more!! Our wildlife shows allow children and adults to learn about these beautiful animals in a fun and safe environment. Our wildlife shows provide an educational, memorable and exciting experience that everyone will enjoy.

Show times: 10:30am - 11:30am  |  11:30am - 12.30pm  |  1pm - 2pm

Location: Moving Goods area

Animal Academy 

Walk, squeak or squawk on the wild side! Drop into the theatrette and investigate animal adaptations through museum specimens, creative activities and hands on exploration. Kids can use observation and imagination to design their very own animal - unknown to science!

Animal Academy times: 10am - 3pm

Location: Theatrette



Week Two - Science with a bang!

Monday 27 September - Monday 4 October

This week is all about chemistry and physics - heat, energy and forces. 

Big Bang Education Science Show

Guaranteed to engage, excite and inspire your kids in Science! The Big Bang Education Science Show runs for 30 minutes and covers lots of different science topics including states of matter and can incorporate demonstrations involving dry ice, liquid nitrogen and fire!

Show time: 10:30am - 11:15am  

Location: Moving Goods area


Big Bang Education Workshops

Get more hands on with the team from Big Bang, exploring the forces that make planes, helicopters and rockets fly and what makes slime! This is a 45 minute drop in activity

Workshop times: 11:30am - 12:15pm  |  1pm - 1:45pm

Location: Theatrette


Across both weeks

Don't miss some of our other activities happening across the two week holiday period.

Move it! in the Maker Space

Challenge the children to design something that can pick up an object and move it to another location - the twist is, they cannot use their hands to move the object!

Land Train*

Choo Choo choose to take the children on our mini land train. You get to sit back and relax while they see the workshops from the comfort of our mini train. 

*Charge applies and tickets available at the ticket counter 



Event Details

18 September 2021 - 04 October 2021
Included with museum entry

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