Kids & families

Little Nippers

Little Nippers is held every Friday at 9:45am (February to December, except during school holidays). For upcoming themes, refer to our Events Calendar.

Designed for children aged 2 - 6 years, Little Nippers 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, music and creative activities. 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

Meet at 9:45am at the big black steam locomotive in Moving Goods. 

No need to book, but spaces are limited. 

Sessions conclude at 10:30am. Participating families are then invited to our Trackside Café to unwind with a coffee and chat with 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

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. Enjoy some downtime in with story books and play tables. 

Miniature Train: During school holidays, get on board our train for a ride around the Museum grounds. Charge applies per passenger.