Children shining small torches and looking at birds in display case

Mini Museum Explorers Activities

Multiple sessions

10:30am – 11am
Please meet our museum educator at the activity location at 10:20am.

Recommended for ages 3 to 5

Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Level 4


Free, bookings required

Our short sessions use themed storytelling, songs, and roleplay to help our Mini Museum Explorers engage with the museum. From getting hands-on with real museum objects and specimens, to exploring our galleries and collections this program is designed to enhance children’s learning and development.

This term to celebrate our new exhibition Insect Agency and the 100th anniversary of the Entomological Society of Queensland we will be focussing on the amazing variety and importance of insects.

Please note, tickets to Mini Museum Explorers are required for all participating children. Carers and babies in arms do not require a ticket. Please register one ticket for each participating child.

Activities and dates

Investigating Insects

  • Monday 16 October 2023
  • Tuesday 17 October 2023
  • Thursday 26 October 2023
  • Friday 27 October 2023

Learn about what makes an insect an insect, is a snail an insect? what about a centipede? Join us for a story and meet some amazing live insects.

Beetles, Bugs & Butterflies

  • Tuesday 31 October 2023
  • Wednesday 1 November 2023
  • Monday 6 November 2023
  • Tuesday 7 November 2023

Learn about the huge variety of insects, their patterns and colours and how they move. Which insects have stripes? Is there a purple insect? Can you scurry like an ant?

Searching for Insects

  • Monday 13 November 2023
  • Thursday 16 November 2023
  • Tuesday 21 November 2023
  • Wednesday 22 November 2023

Learn what insects might live in your backyard or local park. Borrow an explorers backpack for a seek and find through Wild State and Discovery Centre. Can you find all of the insects on your list?

More Information

Accessibility: Please advise Queensland Museum on (07) 3153 4403 if you require wheelchair seating or any assistance.

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