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Address: Cnr Grey & Melbourne Sts | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 38407555
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Ranked #25 of 130 Attractions in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Sciencentre is a permanent interactive science exhibition offering an exciting, interactive and experience-rich environment for all ages. There are no visitors at the Sciencentre - everyone is a participant!Housing permanent and changing exhibitions and providing in-depth education experiences and innovative Science Theatre shows, it is a must-see destination for children, families, schools and even grownups!The Sciencentre is located on Level 1 of Queensland Museum. Admission charges apply for entry to the Sciencentre; tickets are available from the ticket counter on Level 2 of the Museum.Part of Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct, the Sciencentre is within walking distance of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland. The Cultural Precinct sits alongside South Bank, a vibrant mix of parkland, recreational and commercial space on the Brisbane River across from the Central Business District.

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Gold Coast
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54 reviews 54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

My 5 year old daughter and I spent over 2 hours enjoying the Sciencentre. She wasn't so keen on the new "Top Secret - Licence to Spy" (I thought it was well set up) but loved the other hands on activities. If a show is on while you are there I urge you to attend. We watched the Space show... More

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Sunshine coast
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Having been to the one in sydney i didnt know what to expect. However the science centre was great for kids! Lots of stuff for them to do and keep busy!! They loved it!(4 and 8 yrs)Getting there early is good then you dont have to wait so long to use things. This was the problem with the spy attraction.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
21 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

After our visit to the museum we went down stairs to the Sciencentre. We had bought the mega ticket for both places, so we had priority entry etc. We have visited some amazing Science Centres in other states, so I was a little disappointed that some of the hands on areas we not in such good condition; the kids didn't... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

In the same building as the Museum, they had a special exhibition, "Top secret - LIcence to Spy" which was really good and interactive. The kids (6 and 10) were kept interested despite the huge crowds. The general exhbits were very hands on and engaging for all. Not just for kids. An enjoyable couple of hours.

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Brisbane, Australia
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60 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

"Everyone is a participant, not a visitor" is their saying Check out their website to find out the latest http://www.qm.qld.gov.au/Events+and+Exhibitions/Exhibitions/Permanent/Sciencentre#.VATtSdBAqaw

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My family (2boys, age 5 and 8) absolutely loved the new spy attraction at the Brisbane sciencecentre. Both my husband and I also had a ball solving the great stolen microchip mystery. Some of the activities included: finding the hidden surveillance cameras and microphones, changing your appearance for a new passport picture, using a voice altering device, finding clues in... More

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Sunbury, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 via mobile

I guess I should've researched the museum in more depth before I visited! The interactive displays are aimed at children in the 3 to 12 years range and certainly not the place for a solo adult to spend any time in. Great for children, absolutely nothing remotely interesting or scientific for adults. Disappointing experience as I was expecting something more... More

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Townsville, Australia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was a great. Place to take my 3 year old Grandson. He loved exploring, touching objects and throwing the tennis ball, which he's not allowed to do at home in a unit

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Brisbane, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

+ Great mix of physical and mental challenges + Friendly staff + Fun hands-on displays + Great opportunity to socialise for kids - Can get a bit crowded during school holidays and the wait for displays can stretch, but as expected.

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Darwin, Australia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We had visited the museum many times but only recently discovered the science centre. What an amazing hands on display. Enjoyed by adults and children. Educational Fun for everyone.

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