Kids & families

Little Nippers

Little Nippers 2019 commences Thursday 7th March, 2019. For upcoming themes, refer to our Events Calendar.

Designed for children 2 - 6 years, Little Nippers (formerly Nippers Play & Learn) encourages fun and discovery learning around a museum object.

At each session, the Little Nippers box opens to reveal a mystery object. Learn more about it through themed storytelling, dance or finger play, song and creative activity. Themes change monthly, so mark us on your calendar - we look forward to seeing you. 

This program runs in a dedicated space and is hosted by an experienced Museum presenter.

Join in the fun
Little Nippers is held every Thursday* at 9:45am *(except during school holidays). Meet at the big black steam locomotive in Moving Goods. 
No need to book, but limited spaces are available.
Sessions conclude at 10:30am. Participating families are then invited to our Trackside Café to unwind with a cuppa and chat to other families.

Families with children sensitive to stimuli are offered alternative activities on the day - just liaise with your presenter to see how we can best meet your needs.

For further information call us on (07) 3432 5100 or contact us using our online inquiry form.
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Interactive play spaces

Creation StationEnjoy some downtime in our story corner or craft tables.
Nippers Railway: 
Let off steam in our themed active space designed for children. Role play operating a transport system including a train, boat, signal house, ticket office and more.
Miniature Train: During school holidays, get on board our train for a ride around the Museum grounds. Charge applies per passenger.

Activity sheets

Join in the fun of past events and activities in your own home. Download free activity sheets.