Where is it: QUT Gardens Point Campus
What's it all about: A chance to see the robotics technology in use today as well as a view into the future world that our kids will inherit!
Tell me more: Ever wanted to see the advances in robotic technology? Or just wondered what robots could do for you? Well Queensland University of Technology’s Robotronica is your chance to see this world of robots! There are all types of robots on show here – from buildable and programmable Lego robots, fighting sumo robots and through to agricultural and aquatic robots! But our favourites are the Nao robots – they are so cute and they so close to what we imagined every house would have when we were kids! Robotronica is a great event for all ages – and especially good to introduce inquisitive kids into technology and programming!
Where is it: At the southern end of the CBD
What's it all about: Queensland University of Technology always has something to look at or get involved in!
How can I join in: Keep an eye on QUT's website for upcoming events. The Garden's Point campus is centrally located and has great facilities so it makes visiting a breeze!
Tell me more: Going to a university might not be the first thing that you think of when looking for kids or family activities, but if you experience some of the events at QUT we're sure that you will change your mind! We've been to a number of different programs, events and exhibitions at QUT and they've all been amazing - all very well presented, organised and always interesting and lots of fun! Every two years they hold 'Robotronica' - an incredible display of robots and interactive activities that will keep everyone amazed! There are also some really fun exhibits on at 'The Cube' - the huge, wall sized touch screen displays react to your movement and touch and it's would be easy to play with it for hours! And if all of the university 'work' gets too much for you, rest assured that you are right next to the city botanic gardens, which is a great place to relax while the kids burn off some more energy on the playgrounds!
Amenities: Very well appointed and numerous choices for food! 👍👍👍👍
Cost: Many of the programs and displays are free, but there are some paid events and sessions too! 👍👍👍👍
Parking: Paid parking available - being in the city it does come at a bit of a cost! 👍👍
Access: Well laid out and easy to get around! 👍👍👍
Entertainment: The activities had the kids really engaged! 👍👍👍👍
Best for: Something for everyone here although some of the very little ones (under 3) might not appreciate it all! 👍👍👍
Wildlife: Not much at QUT, but the gardens are home to lots of birds! 👍👍
Summary: We have really enjoyed all of our visits to QUT! Not only are the exhibitions really informative and fun, but the facilities are great and that makes for a pleasant day out! 👍👍👍👍
Hints: Some of the exhibitions are really popular, so make sure to book your sessions early if you can!
Physics Obervatory at "The Cube"
Previous projects: "Dino Zoo"
Brisbane Family Explorers