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This season – especially during the school holidays – trade the classroom for a theatre or gallery and let the kids learn a few cultural lessons instead! We’re looking forward to these events in Brisbane and on the Gold Coast.

HOTA

When it comes to culture hubs on the Gold Coast, you can’t go past our literal Home of the Arts, HOTA!

  • Kids Alive IN CONCERT| June 4: Come and join us for a fantastic morning of music, dance and fun while learning about water safety.
  • The Gold Coast Music Awards | August 31: Shining a spotlight on the Gold Coast’s best and brightest music industry talent.
  • Rainbow Story Hour | Third Friday every month: Little ones can listen to a story read by a member of our LGBTQIA+ community.

Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at HOTA this winter: www.hota.com.au

QAGoMA

From the modern art on display at GoMA to the unmissable classics in the Queensland Art Gallery, this is one spot you’ll happily spend an entire family day out.

  • Superpowered | Now to July 16: Four interactive projects by Indigenous Australian artists to create inspirational imagery for all children.
  • The Alien Others | June 24 to October 2: Young visitors can see insects and create a postcard inspired by what they see.
  • Gods and Monsters | June 24 to October 2: Children can learn about Greek mythology through an animation inspired by ancient Greek pottery.

Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at QAGoMA this winter: www.qagoma.qld.gov.au

Queensland Museum and SparkLab

Giant dinosaurs, flying whales and a live ‘science bar’ are just a few of the wondrous sights and experiences you’ll discover here.

  • Little Learners | Thursdays and Fridays: Get hands-on with real museum objects and specimens and explore galleries and collections through play.
  • After Dark | July 28: As the sun goes down, the museum comes alive. Discover the magic of after hours at Queensland Museum.
  • Dinosaurs of Patagonia | March 17 to October 2: Discover sixteen life-sized skeletons from South America’s Age of Dinosaurs.

Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at Queensland Museum and SparkLab this winter: www.qm.qld.gov.au   

Museum of Brisbane

Not to be confused with the Queensland Museum on the south side of the river, the Museum of Brisbane in Brisbane City Hall offers a world of wonder and learning just waiting to be explored.

  • BYO Baby Tour | Tuesdays: Perfect for parents and their babies, head to MoB for a baby-friendly guided tour of the Museum.
  • World of Wonder Design Studio | Now to July 10: Ever wanted to make your own special sparkling creation? Step into the shoes of a designer with this free pop-out activity!
  • Little Artist’s Eye Spy | Permanent: With this free MoB Kids activity sheet, transform your visit into an exciting game of Eye Spy.

Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at Museum of Brisbane this winter: www.museumofbrisbane.com.au 

QPAC

The state’s home of performing arts, there’s always an amazing play or musical to catch with the kids at QPAC.

  • Are We There Yet? | June 28 to July 2: Join eight year old Grace and her family on their adventurous and often funny expedition around Australia!
  • Duck Pond |July 5 to 8: The world’s most romantic ballet, Swan Lake, is reimagined as an acrobatic spectacular.
  • Agatha Christie’s ‘The Mousetrap’ | From May 25: This thrilling West End production is THE genre-defining murder mystery from the best-selling novelist of all time.

Head here for the full lineup of cultural events on at Museum of Brisbane this winter: www.qpac.com.au

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