Sciensensory Day

Children playing in the Sciencentre


We're excited to present a Sciencentre event for children with autism and sensory processing difficulties. Sciensensory Day is back due to popular demand, after sold out events in 2014.

Sciensensory Day is all about hands-on science fun. Have fun with bendy mirrors. Watch a swirling vortex form. Play with optical illusions or watch electrical charges move inside our big plasma ball. We have pattern making tables and a human body puzzle. Build a huge arch out of soft, foam blocks by following the number sequence on the 3D puzzle pieces. Test your reflexes. Explore how colours soak up heat and lots more.

For this very special afternoon we will turn the sound down and create an engaging and fun space that children with sensory processing difficulties can share with their families and carers. Entry will be strictly limited to ensure that the Sciencentre is not crowded. We will also have a peaceful Chill Out Zone set up as a dedicated quiet space and child-sized earmuffs from EMs 4 Kids available for use during your visit. 

Event information

Date: Monday 18 May 2015 SOLD OUT
Time: 2:30pm - 5pm
Where: Sciencentre, Level 1
Cost: $10 per person (applies to both adults and children). Children under 3 are free.

Please note that regular Sciencentre tickets are not valid for this event. Visitors must have a Sciensensory Day ticket. 

Ticket sales will be strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

What to expect

The Sciencentre will be closed to the public at 2pm on Monday 18 May 2015. We will make some modifications to our displays and then reopen at 2:30pm for special event ticket holders. Come along and enjoy all the fun of the Sciencentre, without the crowds and noisy exhibits.

While we will do our best to minimise the noise levels of the exhibits in the Sciencentre, not all of the exhibits that will be operational on the day are completely silent. We are also hosting a travelling exhibition called Humanoid Discovery that is in a separate room to the permanent Sciencentre displays. Many of the sound effects in this exhibition will remain functioning during your visit. You are very welcome to enjoy the activities in this space at your discretion.

If you would like specific information about the Sciencentre to help you plan your visit, please contact us on 3840 7555 or email us at and we will be very happy to answer your questions.

Sciensensory Day has been developed in cooperation with Autism Queensland.


Event Details

18 May 2015, 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Level 1 Sciencentre
$10 per person Children under 3 Free

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