Be amazed by a variety of science wonders like giant sparks of electricity, freezing water, magnetic liquid, a test of strength, and an illuminated six-foot sphere which displays dynamic images of the oceans, land, and atmosphere.
All these exciting activities can be found only in the Queensland Museums new Sparklab, Sciencentre which opened this week.
According to the Minister for Science and Arts, Leeanne Enoch, the new attraction was developed with $9.4 million from the Queensland Government. It will pave the way to making science and technology, as well as maths and engineering, accessible to everyone.
“Visitors can step inside SparkLab to test ideas and find creative ways to solve problems – the very same skills that scientists, engineers, and mathematicians use every day,” said Minister Enoch.
“SparkLab is about connecting to science in a hands-on, fun way with 40 interactive exhibitions, featuring a science bar with hands-on experiments and demonstrations, and a maker space with the opportunity to design, make and evaluate new creations.”
“The new sciencentre is also a showcase for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math), supporting the Government’s Advance Queensland initiative to put Queensland at the forefront of STEM learning.”
The Queensland Museum Network Acting CEO, Dr. Jim Thompson, announced that the whole team’s excited to welcome visitors to the vibrant and interactive Sparklab.
“We are looking forward to rolling out the welcome mat and opening the doors to a world of scientific discovery where people can test ideas, look for answers and be curious about what science has to offer,” Dr. Thompson said.
Queensland Museum partnered with the University of Queensland and Science Museum Group London, to deliver SparkLab, based on the group’s popular Wonderlab galleries.
For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/sparklab