Win a class visit to SparkLab, Sciencentre!

Queensland Museum’s award-winning SparkLab, Sciencentre gives students the opportunity to “be a scientist!” and get hands-on with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) concepts. 

With thanks to support from Inspiring Australia, we are offering up to three classes in years 4 to 6 a free, all-expenses paid visit to SparkLab, Sciencentre.

We want to support all students to get involved with science, particularly those from schools that might not usually find it easy to visit us. So we are inviting those schools with an ICSEA ranking of 1000 or less to apply.

Entry is free and easy, just:

  1. Complete the entry form - only one entry per class is allowed

  2. Tell us in 100 words or less why STEM is important in your classroom.


Frequently asked questions

  • What can I win?

    $500 cash grant for transportation; entry to SparkLab, Sciencentre at Queensland Museum; lunch and a tote bag for one class (up to 30 students and 10 chaperones) during Term 4, 2021.

  • How many prizes are available?

    The Prize will be awarded to up to three schools, with each school able to bring one class, or the equivalent (up to 30 students and 10 chaperones).

  • How to enter?

    Entry is free, and easy, just:

    Complete the entry form

    Tell us in 100 words or less why STEM is important in your classroom.

    This competition closes midnight AEST, Friday 10 September 2021. Good luck! Terms and Conditions apply. Read more.

  • Who can enter?

    Entries must be made by the class teacher or the school principal. Only one entry per class is allowed.

  • When can I enter?

    This competition opens on Monday 23 August 2021 and closes midnight AEST, Friday 10 September 2021.

    Winners will be announced week commencing 13 September (Term 3, Week 10).

    The Prize must be taken during Term 4 2021. Available dates are listed on the application form.

  • Is my class/school eligible?

    The competition is open to all schools with a School ICSEA value of 1000 or below. You can find your School ICSEA value on the MySchool website.

    The competition is open to all students in years 4 to 6. Composite classes including other year levels are allowed.

  • Can one school enter multiple times?

    Yes! So long as each entry is for a different class.

  • If we win, what's next?

    The nominating class teacher or school principal will be contacted week commencing 13 September 2021 (Term 3 Week 10).

    Details of the winning class (Year, teacher/principal name, school name) and the winning entry will be published on the SparkLab, Sciencentre website and on Queensland Museum social media channels.

    The winning classes must be able to travel to the Queensland Museum during Term 4, 2021, on the date nominated on their entry form.

  • More information?

    Phone: 07 3153 4467


Terms and conditions

Previous winners


Class 4/5MK from
Bli Bli School


25 kids that think STEM is cool 
Going places is what we do 
Aussie World and Australia Zoo 
We build 'Mechanicas' out of scrap 
Fill our books with scientific mind maps 
Wildlife Warriors are who we are 
Studying STEM will take us far 
The Earth is getting hotter
That gives us a bother 
Species are dying 
While we are trying 
So please let us in 
We would love to win 
A trip to Sparklab is our dream 
You would love to meet our 4/5MK team!