Information for Schools

World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 includes dedicated educational programs that underpin Queensland Museum’s commitment to support and foster STEM-literacy and inspire a love of science by showcasing the diverse career opportunities afforded by studying these subjects.

The World Science Festival Brisbane 2020 Regional Program will also include education events in Gladstone, Chinchilla, Townsville, Toowoomba and Ipswich.

For the latest program information, visit the education page.

Day Planner for Schools

To help you plan your visit to World Science Festival Brisbane, please download the Day Planner for Schools 2020.
This document includes:
  • General Information for Schools
  • Daily schedule of events and activities with age recommendations and curriculum codes
  • Average activity attendance times
  • Suggested maximum activity attendance sizes
  • A map of the Queensland Museum which identifies the locations of the activities, lunch spots and school bus drop off zones.


School bookings are essential. Bookings for paid programs during the Festival must be booked through QTIX Group Sales. To book, please complete QTIX’s Group Booking Form on each of the event pages. If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.

If you wish to visit any other exhibitions or free programs at Queensland Museum, please book the rest of your visit through Queensland Museum schools and groups bookings.

Supervision – Adult/child ratio

Group supervisors are responsible for the supervision of students and children while at the World Science Festival Brisbane and should remain with their students at all times.

For Bookings over groups of 10, one adult is FREE for every:

  • 3 x Prep aged students
  • 5 x Primary aged students
  • 10 x students in Years 7 to 10
  • 15 x students in Years 11 to 12.

Please note you will need to quote adult numbers when purchasing tickets for bookings over groups of 10.

Risk Assessment Information

Please see the General Risk Assessment Information Sheet for an overview. If you require specific Risk Assessments for City of Science, State Library of Queensland or QPAC, please contact us via email at [email protected].

Lunch and refreshments

You are welcome to bring morning tea or lunch and eat at:

  • ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
  • Cultural Centre forecourt (grassed and paved areas along Melbourne Street) or
  • Cultural Forecourt, South Bank Parklands.

Please remember, you cannot eat or drink inside the Museum unless you have specific medical needs.

Visitors with individual needs

At Queensland Museum we aim to provide access to all visitors. There is easy lift access to the Museum from the car park and for bus and taxi passengers from Grey Street.

All entrances and areas are wheelchair accessible. Disabled toilet facilities are located on Level 0 and Level 2 and in SparkLab. For more information see information for visitors with individual needs or phone Group Bookings on 07 3840 7608.

Please note: In most venues there are no places to store school bags. We recommend school bags are left at school or at home.



For questions, queries and more information please contact:

Andrew Stephenson, Producer – Lifelong Learning

World Science Festival Brisbane

[email protected]

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