A world of science fun and discovery at the new Sciencentre

12 December 2018

Visitors to Museum of Tropical Queensland will be able to reveal their budding inner scientist when the new permanent discovery zone, Sciencentre opens on Saturday 15 December.

Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the Sciencentre will include 20 interactive exhibits in which people of all ages can discover how science challenges the human body, exercises the brain and stimulates the senses.

“The gallery will allow visitors to challenge their friends, solve puzzles and learn about how science is a part of the things they do every day,” Mr Stewart said.

“The opening is perfect for families and young people who are looking for something to do these summer holidays.

“Ensuring young people have access to science is essential for growing and creating the STEM jobs for the future and the Sciencentre at MTQ is a perfect vehicle to engage young people and foster an interest in STEM.

Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts Leeanne Enoch said the Sciencentre supported the Queensland Government’s initiative to be at the forefront of STEM learning.

“Sciencentre at MTQ is about connecting to science in a hands-on, fun way with 20 interactive exhibitions - – a space to experiment, explore and engage with science,” Minister Enoch said.

Queensland Museum Network Acting CEO Dr Jim Thompson said Sciencentre will bring together imagination and education allowing visitors to be curious about their world.

“Museum of Tropical Queensland look forward to welcoming visitors to the Sciencentre where everyone can be a scientist by asking questions, testing ideas and finding creative ways of solving everyday problems,” Dr Thompson said.

“We hope the gallery helps visitors understand the science that shapes our everyday lives and inspires the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians.”

 

The Energy Queensland Group, including Ergon Energy Network and Energex has come on board as a supporting partner to create the gallery and invigorate the Museum as an experience-rich environment for Townsville.

Energy Queensland CEO David Smales said the company and its subsidiaries had been very proud partners of the Queensland Museum Network for more than a decade and were looking forward to supporting another education program.

For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au

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