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Four Fun & Educational Places In South Bank, Brisbane

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by Kate Shelby (subscribe)
My name is Kate Shelby. I love travelling, food & Netflix. You can catch me at or @thekateshelby
Published April 3rd 2017
Fun, Educational & FREE
You probably know that Brisbane has this incredible spot called South Bank. South Pank Parklands has numerous things to keep everyone entertained.

South Bank has so many things on offer how can you choose? I find doing everything in one day far too difficult. This particular day we decided to squeeze in all the educational elements of South Bank into one day.

1. The QPAC Theatre
You don't always have to see a play to enjoy the QPAC theatre, there are often Exhibitions that are interesting for both adults and kids. Here is my 10 Year old pretending not to enjoy his time at QPAC...

2. The Queensland Museum
The Queensland Museum has ever-changing exhibitions, so you won't see the same thing all year round. This particular visit was during the World Science Festival so the focus was on Space, Environment, Mechanics & anything related to Science.

The highlight of our trip to the museum was the "Micheal Bensons Otherworlds" exhibition which features 64 breathtaking photographic images of our solar system. These are based on data from robotic spacecraft, you won't be disappointed. Beware, plenty of jokes about the rings around Uranus will occur if you have a 10-year-old boy. It's educational.

3. The Queensland State Library
The state library has an area specifically for Under 8-year-olds to enjoy. Teenagers can sit and read on one of the lounges provided or access computers for study. If your child is "between the ages" this is not a concern, you can see below my 10 year old found himself something to do.

Don't worry! Your older kids can find something to do as well. If you have older teenagers who are interested in Media, Producing Film or content you can check out The Edge. This is a small building next to the main entrance which has more to offer than I can even list. Check it out HERE.

4. Gallery Of Modern Art - QAGOMA
The Gallery Of Modern Art sounds pretty boring by its title, doesn't it? Well, it's not boring I promise! I think Sir 10 Year Old had a better time than I did.

QAGOMA currently features a huge fluffy exhibition called "Sugar Spin" and a large silver indoor twister slide which kids can line up and slide down as much as they like. There's also arts & craft and exhibits which younger kids can enjoy.

Your kids will love the sights and sounds of South Bank even when doing educational activities. It's one of our favourite places in Brisbane and we feel privileged to have it so close.

If you visit on a weekend you can also enjoy the Street Performers Of Southbank who are always entertaining & fun to watch.

Helpful Links:
Queensland Gallery Of Modern Art
Queensland Museum
Queensland Performing Arts Theatre
State Library Of Queensland
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Why? FREE, Fun & Educational
When: 7 Days A Week
Where: South Bank, Brisbane
Cost: FREE - Some Activities Extra
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