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Sciencentre

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Address: Cnr Grey & Melbourne Sts | South Bank, Brisbane, Queensland 4101, Australia
Phone Number: 61 7 38407555
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Description: The Sciencentre is a permanent interactive science exhibition offering an...
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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The science centre I grew up with is long gone, there used to be 3 or 4 floors worth of hands on exhibits to try out, now there is half a floor of broken exhibits. It cost us... read more

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 23, 2015
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 via mobile

The science centre I grew up with is long gone, there used to be 3 or 4 floors worth of hands on exhibits to try out, now there is half a floor of broken exhibits. It cost us almost $70 to get in, for about an hours worth of entertainment. There were wild children everyone pushing in front of people... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The activities were great, however very loose supervision by some parents meant that you couldn't attempt an activity without little kids under seven coming up and standing in front of you, or interfering by pushing the buttons on your activity. I was with my ten year old daughter and we both couldn't believe the lack of manners and respect for... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This is my third visit and as it was school holidays, it was very busy. Some of the exhibits are looking a little tired but overall my kids enjoyed it. There is lots of reading involved, kids under 7 just push the buttons and run around. The queue at the cafe was very long, surely there can be a better... More 

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Bundaberg, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

we went past the Sciencentre, on the way to Lion KING SHOW. the kids or should I say the grandkids loved it, we went back the next day, stayed there for houres, loved it, it was just greast to see the kids go around and look at all the things.

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Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Took the whole family to the Sciencentre. We had been to the Museum numerous times but never before ventured to the Sciencentre and we were thoroughly impressed with the Body exhibition. Great interactive attractions kept everyone entertained and educated. Would thoroughly recommend for adults and kids of all ages. There really is something for everyone to enjoy.

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The Sciencentre absolutely incredible. Kids and adults alike had an absolute ball. Totally interactive, sectioned off by topics of interest, really really great. Only quibble is how incredibly slow the lifts were throughout, making it difficult with a pram, an elderly nana and an older child in tow. The parking nearby was also very expensive and it was hard to... More 

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We went during the School Holidays first thing on a Sunday and it wasn't too crowded. My son is 6 years old, bright and inquisitive and interested in Science. However, a lot of the displays needed greater reading ability and also concentration than he has at his age. He ran around pushing buttons and doing some of the hands on... More 

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is the Hands on part of Queensland Museum where you can spend many hours browsing, touching and interacting with the exhibits. I only had less than 3 hours but I think I could of stayed longer. lots of hands on exhibits, some highlights there is a block puzzle, a room that looks slanted but isn't the spinning chair among... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I remember going to the ScienceCentre since I've been very young and I've loved it ever since. Unfortunately the fun has deteriorated over time since the exhibits are getting stale and are a bit for younger children

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Great exhibits - very interactive - lots of assistance when needed. Can be a bit crowded at times - probably down to the popularity! My 8 y/o loves the place - not up to the standard of Questacon in Canberra but definitely a must se for young & old.

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