Where is it: QUT Science and Engineering Centre, Gardens Point Precinct, Brisbane City
How can I join in: There are both drop in events and bookings, so check out their website, make your bookings (or just drop in) and head on in - and it's free!
Tell me more: Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is one of the top universities in Australia, and as well as providing a top class education to university goers, it also puts on some great activities to inspire the next generation of learners (as well as tempting their parents back to study)! As its name suggests, QUT has a focus on technology (as well as engineering and science) and their school holiday program provides heaps of opportunity for the little guys to try out many of the areas of engineering and technology, including geology, environmental science, a bit of coding, seeing how robots can operate, building some simple circuitry and heaps more! Such a great program and so much fun, and hopefully it inspires the little guys to reach for bigger and better things!
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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!
CreateX, Kelvin Grove
Where is it: Creative Industries Precinct, Gona Parade, Kelvin Grove
What's it all about: A fantastic collection of performances and exhibitions put together by the creative minds of Queensland University of Technology!
Tell me more: There are so many amazing performances here at Createx to experience that it’s hard to know where to start! Over 5 days QUT’s Creative Industries present a huge number of different experiences that will both open your mind and entertain. From panel discussions to fashion, live music and theatre – CreateX will have something for everyone!
We went along to a superbly imaginative and interactive dance exhibition called ‘Inferno’, which was simply amazing! Attendees could choose between a participant or spectator entry – with the participants being strapped into a robotic exoskeleton! What follows is an incredible display of music, lighting and atmosphere as the participants surrender to the movement of the exoskeleton – such an amazing experience!
CreateX is extremely well presented, professional and most of all entertaining, and is a wonderful part of Brisbane’s thriving cultural scene!
Where is it: The lawn in front of Old Government House, QUT Garden Point Campus, Brisbane (22 July 2018)
Why we love it: A step back in time for a relaxing weekend garden party!
Tell me more: Held in conjunction with Marion Boyce’s fabulous ‘The Bowerbird and the Bride’ costume display at Old Government House, QUT’s ‘Wedding Garden Party’ is the perfect way to relax the morning away! Aligning with the era of those beautiful costumes in the Bowerbird display (1880s through to 1970s), this garden party was a lovely and fun way to experience some of the fashions and fun of yesteryear! A live band, picnics on the lush green lawns, fantastic wedding-inspired crafts and of course the most magnificent wedding party fashions – including a beautiful parade, all made for a wonderful spectacle, and it proved a hit for our younger generation as well!
Where is it: South Bank Cultural Forecourt
What's it all about: A Queensland University of Technology tradition continues with the running of their annual dragon boat regatta on ther Brisbane River!
Tell me more: South Bank is filled with the sounds of beating drums a their teams of dragon boat racers and their supporters fight to see who is the fastest down the river! The drums beat to synchronise the rowing of these very impressive boats! On shore, music, entertainment, kids activities and food from The World Food Markets make sure that there are things to do in between races! A very interesting and fun day out at South Bank!
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