a man in a wheelchair being pushed by another man look into the Wild State glass cabinets


Queensland Museum Kurilpa welcomes all visitors and offers accessible parking and wheelchair access to exhibits, restrooms and café. Car parking is available on site and coach drop-off bays are located outside the Dinosaur Garden on Grey Street.

If you have further questions about accessibility, please ask our staff or contact us.

Tickets & entry

Quieter times
Queensland Museum Kurilpa is usually quieter between 2pm and 4pm on school days with our quietest month being February.

SparkLab is an interactive, accessible space for all visitors. Peak visitation times are weekdays between 9:40am and 2pm, Sundays and Queensland school holidays.

Service animals
We welcome service dogs, however in the interest of a safe and healthy visit for all guests and the protection of our state’s historical collection, we ask you leave all other animals at home.

Purchasing tickets
To avoid queues consider purchasing your tickets online prior to your visit.

You can print your barcoded ticket at home using the PDF sent to you, or open the PDF and use the barcode on your phone, ready to be scanned on entry to the exhibition.

Printing or scanning your ticket will allow you to head straight to the exhibition door and bypass the queue for tickets on Level 2.

Companion Card program
We recognise the Queensland Government's Companion Card program. The companion of a Companion Card Holder is entitled to free entry.

If you have a Companion Card holder ticket to an exhibition or event, please have your valid Queensland Government issued ‘Companion Card’ ready to show staff.

For card examples please visit the Queensland Government website.

Moving around the museum

Accessible parking can be found on the lower level of Queensland Cultural Centre car park below Queensland Museum Kurilpa. 

Lifts from the car park to the main entrance on Level 2 will connect you with lifts to other levels of the museum building.

Wheelchair access
All entrances and areas in the museum are wheelchair accessible. Lifts are located in the centre of the building to enable access to all levels of the museum.

There is seating around the museum and in Café Muse on Level 2. Space for wheelchairs is set aside at all of our events and activities, including lectures, workshops and shows.

You can borrow a wheelchair for use within the museum from the Cloakroom on Level 2. They are free of charge and subject to availability. Motorised wheelchairs are permitted in Queensland Museum Kurilpa.

There are single user/accessible toilets on Level 0 and Level 2 in the museum, as well as in Café Muse and SparkLab.

There is a Family Room on Level 0 and Level 2. There is a fold down change table also available in the toilets on Level 1 and in SparkLab.

Audio & Visual

SparkLab contains exhibits that have high voltage causing a strong electromagnetic field and flashing lights that may affect some medical conditions.

Sound enhancement
The Cloakroom desk and Theatre on Level 2, and Entry Desk on Level 0, are equipped with induction loops that transmit directly to hearing aids with T-coils. 

Sensory kits
Noise cancelling headphones and Sensory Kits are available at the Cloakroom on Level 2 and SparkLab entry on Level 1.


Social stories and maps
Use our social stories as part of your child’s visit preparation.

Use our map of high sensory spaces and exhibits to plan a visit to suit your child.

Large Print Guides
PDF versions of some of our exhibition content can be used to enlarge the font of exhibition displays or for text to speech on your personal device throughout your visit.

If you would like to borrow a device while you are visiting the museum, please speak to our Cloakroom staff on Level 2.

Anzac Legacy Gallery:

Dinosaurs Unearthed:

Insect Agency:

The Butterfly Man of Kuranda: The Dodd Collection:

DanieMellor: Materialisms (anticipating Girrugar) I-V

The Ring Cycle

Jurassic World by Brickman®


Queensland Museum campuses provides access to eduroam. Explore who is eligible and how to connect to eduroam.

'Eduroam' is a global wireless network access service providing users internet access at certain educational institutions such as universities across Queensland, interstate, and across the world.

This wireless network is available for staff and students that have eduroam access at their home institution.

Eduroam is available to all Queensland Museum locations such as Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Queensland Museum Collections and Research Centre, Hendra, Queensland Museum Rail Workshops, Queensland Museum Cobb+Co, and Queensland Museum Tropics.

For a full list, please visit eduroam's website.

Please see our 'How to' documents depending on what Operating system you are using to connect to eduroam.

When connecting to eduroam, you are required to comply with our Acceptable Use of Information and Communication Technology Resources

When you’re in a Queensland Museum location and connecting to eduroam, due to relative complexity of wireless and eduroam infrastructure, you may have issues in getting a network connection due to several reasons. For example, recent change of password, changed device configuration, overlapping eduroam wireless network.

If you are a Queensland Museum staff member, please log this to IT accordingly.

If you are a visiting person connecting to eduroam, please log this issue to your home institution's IT Helpdesk.

If this is not possible, or if your home institution cannot resolve the issue, visiting users may contact the respective museum location contact number for support.

Sensory friendly sessions

Sensory friendly sessions are available throughout the year where we make accommodations to support visitors who prefer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience.
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