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Best Value School Excursions in Brisbane

Best Value School Excursions in Brisbane

Brisbane boasts an impressive selection of school excursions big on educational value and entertaining to boot! Whether you have a bunch of budding scientists, mini historians, or future conservationists in your classroom, there are plenty of school excursions on offer to support classroom learning and provide students with an interactive and unforgettable experience. Check out our top picks on best value school excursions in Brisbane.

History

Museum of Brisbane

The Museum of Brisbane in City Hall is the perfect place for young minds to explore the history of Brisbane. Take your students on a tour of City Hall to learn about its restoration, art and local government, or give them a bird’s eye view of the city from the Clock Tower. An Indigenous Learning Program is available for Years 1 to 6.

Abbey Museum

Caboolture’s Abbey Museum of Art and Archaeology is bursting at the seams with world history. From prehistoric hunters to the rise of the Roman Empire, school excursions at Abbey Museum promise a true taste of history. Hands-on programs include the Egyptian Program, Knights and Chivalry Program, and the Roman Dig Experience.
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Caboolture Historical Village

Step back in time at the Caboolture Historical Village to learn about the local area’s history and early Australian history. The village consists of 70 buildings across 12 acres, featuring approximately 110,000 items. A school excursion can include gem sieving, watching a blacksmith, and learning about the dairy industry.

Stradbroke Island

Explore Stradbroke Island on your next school excursion to uncover the island’s rich history, unique environment, and a host of fun recreational activities. Learn about the island’s history and convicts at the North Stradbroke Island Historical Museum, or get involved in an Indigenous cultural workshop. You’ll never be short of team building activities on Stradbroke Island with sandboarding, kayaking, hiking, snorkelling and more.

Boggo Road Gaol

Give the kids a glimpse of life behind bars in Brisbane’s notorious Boggo Road Gaol. The 90-minute History of Boggo Road Gaol tour explores an original cell block of the heritage-listed building and takes a look at crime and punishment, law and order, and justice through the years.
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Nguatana-Lui

Aboriginal storytelling, celebrations, traditional dress and art makes for an entertaining and educational school excursion at Nguatana-Lui in Brisbane’s western suburb of Inala. Nguatana-Lui has a comprehensive educational program allowing students from Prep to Year 12 the opportunity to immerse themselves in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions.

Queensland Maritime Museum

Explore the warship Diamantina and pearling lugger Penguin at the Queensland Maritime Museum on the outskirts of South Bank Parklands. School excursions can be catered for classes and can include information on early navigators, World War 2 history, Brisbane history, life at sea and mathematics.

Science

Sciencentre

With more than 100 exhibits to engage, excite and educate, students will rave about their school excursion to the Sciencentre. The Sciencentre offers a two-hour educational program, including a self-guided tour of interactive exhibits, and a science theatre show sure to blow their minds.
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Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium

The magic of the night sky never fails to disappoint – especially the Planetarium’s cosmic skydome! The Planetarium’s school program offers a unique and memorable look at the solar system, galaxy, and day and night sky. Impressive astronomy and space exploration displays are also on offer for school excursions.

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and City Botanic Gardens

The Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha and the City Botanic Gardens offer school excursions from Prep to Year 12. Kids can explore life cycles of plants and animals, and animal habitats.

Queensland Museum

Budding scientists can investigate insects and animal specimens on a Queensland Museum school excursion. The Queensland Museum’s hands-on programs are developed specifically to support the national curriculum.
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Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

A school excursion to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary guarantees a unique insight into Australian wildlife. All Lone Pine school programs are linked to the national curriculum. Students from Prep to Year 2 can explore the life cycles of Australian wildlife and learn about their diet and habitat, while older kids can learn about dangers to our wildlife, biomes, bio facts and ecosystems.

Science and technology

The Cube

One of the world’s largest digital interactive learning and display spaces, The Cube offers an extensive school program, including the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) framework. Workshops are hands-on and aligned with national curriculum.

Geography

Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha and City Botanic Gardens

A school excursion to the Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha and the City Botanic Gardens offers students in Years 1 to 4 a chance to explore local places, climates and plants.
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Environmental awareness

Environment Centres’ School Learning Program

Students can explore bushland, wetlands and waterways as part of the Environment Centres’ School Learning program. With a focus on the environment and conservation, school excursions are catered for students from Prep to Year 12. Exploration sites include Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre, Downfall Creek Bushland Centre and Karawatha Forest Discovery Centre.

Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre

Nudgee Beach school excursions aim to enhance student’s understanding of the environment and their environmental footprint. Programs include observing animals in marine environments, food chains and ecosystems. The Nudgee Beach Environmental Education Centre also supports learning in science, geography, history, and the arts.

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre

Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre offers a ranger-led program allowing students to experience Queensland’s natural environment and learn about conversation. Students can view wildlife in their natural habitat, including reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, wombats and platypus.
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Towards Zero Waste Education Centre

Based at the Rochedale landfill site, the Towards Zero Waste Education Centre aims to educate the community and Brisbane schools about recycling, waste minimisation and landfill operations. Students are encouraged to rethink the effects of their waste on the environment and how they can move toward a more sustainable Brisbane. School groups are encouraged.

St Helena Island

A short trip from Brisbane in the Moreton Bay region, St Helena Island offers school tours focusing on not only the history of the island, but the island’s conservation. A St Helena Island eco-tour led by a qualified eco-guide educates students on the island’s ecosystem and how it has been affected throughout the years. Tours can be catered to meet student’s needs.

Art

With more than 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, the Gallery of Modern Art is a feast for young eyes. GOMA welcomes school excursions and group tours. Tours can be self-guided, or a GOMA staff member can work with teachers to cater a class visit that meets the student’s needs.
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