North Street‚ North Ipswich

Now open!

Part of Ipswich Festival 2019

Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre.

Follow your curiosity, ask questions, test your ideas and use your imagination in this fun and experience-rich environment.

Find out more about the science behind train travel, challenge your friends, solve puzzles and learn how science is a part of the things we do every day.

Explore the world of science through play with over 20 interactive stations including:

Rising spark – how far can the electrical spark jump?

Magnetic shuttle – move the ring without touching it.

Convection currents – how does heat make water flow?

Train wheels – which set of wheels will stay on the track?

Catenary arch – build a stable arch without glue or nails.

Entry to Sciencentre is free with Museum admission. Visit as much as you like in one year by purchasing an Annual Pass.

  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Enquiry Desk
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Games or recreation room
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Toilet
  • Shop / Gift Shop

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Recent Reviews


Nov 2020


This place is for all ages, and has a good hands-on theme, where people can do experiments for themselves more »


Jun 2020

Great for children

I have taken my grandchildren a number of times and they have had lots of fun trying all the activities and experiments. A real highlight more »


Jan 2020

Great place to visit if you have children between 4-12.

SparkLab is small but fun place to visit if you have children between 4-12 years old. It is about a half of the price of Questacon in Canberra ($11.50/ person for a family of 4) but it is about a... more »


Aug 2019

Science friendly

Sciencentre is an interactive science space, not just for children, but with lots to do and learn, making it fun for everyone. more »


Jul 2019

Great for 10 years and under

Awesome little science center with lots of hands on exhibits. We had finished it within an hour. So for us, a little pricey! YET, younger children will love it and get more from it. more »