As Queensland Museum’s premier STEM exhibition, students use their inquiry skills as they get hands-on with exhibits. As they play, students ask questions, test out their ideas, observe what happens and share their thinking. They can explore forces, block and mix light, build circuits and more. At the Maker Space, students design and build a solution to a real-world challenge. Students are encouraged to test out and make improvements on their design. At the Science Bar students direct the investigation and on Science on a Sphere students explore anything from extreme weather events to the surface of Mars.
This exhibition and associated programming addresses key curriculum for Science and Technology – Design and Technologies for Prep to Year 8. Download the relevant year level curriculum links.
SparkLab is targeted at schools and groups with children 6 – 13 years (Prep – Year 8). A discounted ticket of $10 per child is available for booked groups:
For more information and resources to support your visit, please visit our schools page on the SparkLab website.
To book, complete the Queensland Museum School Group Booking Request form
If you have any questions, please phone the Queensland Museum Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3153 4401.
Please note the student to adult ratio – please see our Information for Schools page for details.
Patrons with special access needs- learn more.
SparkLab Exhibition Guide provides an overview of the experience, including information about SparkLab zones and exhibit highlights, things to do and think or talk about at an exhibit, programming information, links to the rest of the museum, and an exhibition map.
SparkLab exhibits and programs link to the Australian National Curriculum in the learning areas of Science, Technologies and Mathematics, and support students to develop their general capabilities in Literacy, Numeracy, and Critical and Creative Thinking.
Prep – Year 2/ Year 3–4/ Year 5–6/ Year 7–8
Source ideas for STEM activities in the classroom or at home by viewing current and past Maker Space programs.
$10 per student
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