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New resources will continue to be developed for SparkLab so please revisit this page.

Exhibition Guide and Map

SparkLab Exhibition Guide provides an overview of the experience, including information about SparkLab zones and exhibit highlights, things to do and think or talk about at an exhibit, programming information, links to the rest of the museum, and an exhibition map.

Curriculum Links

SparkLab exhibits and programs link to the Australian National Curriculum in the learning areas of Science, Technologies and Mathematics, and support students to develop their general capabilities in Literacy, Numeracy, and Critical and Creative Thinking. Direct links exists for Physical Sciences Chemical Sciences, Earth and Space Sciences and Science Inquiry Skills, along with links to Design and Technologies knowledge, processes and skills.

Curriculum links Prep – Year 2
Curriculum links Year 3 – 4
Curriculum links Year 5 – 6
Curriculum links Year 7 – 8

Maker Space

Source ideas for STEM activities in the classroom or at home by viewing current and past Maker Space programs.

Sensory Friendly Resources

SparkLab is an interactive, accessible space for all visitors. Peak visitation times are weekdays 9:40 am to 2:00 pm, Sundays and Queensland school holidays. February is also the quietest month. 

A visit to SparkLab can be a confronting place for sensitive visitors. Use the SparkLab social story as part of your student or child's visit preparation. Use our  map of high sensory spaces and exhibits to plan a visit to suit your student or child. You can borrow a laminated copy of the map from SparkLab entry or you can download your own.  Teachers can arrange a free preview to plan for their class visit and carers can ask to enter SparkLab and assess the experience, prior to purchasing tickets. 
SparkLab sensory friendly map
SparkLab social story

Visit Planning and Booking your visit for full ticket details, free adult ratios, group sizes, planning information and making a booking.