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Cross River Rail’s school holiday program

2 April - 14 April

Free

The Cross River Rail Experience Centre, located in the heart of the Brisbane CBD, has free autumn school holiday program with a range of fun educational activities for all ages.

The new school holiday program kicking off from Tuesday 2 April lets children flex their creative muscles by building their own future developments, creating public art masterpieces, or becoming archaeologists and discovering artifacts from the past.

The Cross River Rail Experience Centre is a community engagement and education hub developed in partnership with Queensland Museum. It provides detailed project information, digital engagement experiences including VR, and learning opportunities for visiting members of the public.

All the activities are free, however some require a booking. Dates and times, as well as booking details, can be found on the Experience Centre website.

Full list of autumn school holiday activities

Book-in sessions – Advance bookings required

Your Station Sculpture
Flex your creative muscles and design your own public art masterpiece while learning about the features and history of our underground stations and each of their artworks.

Clay Pot Excavation
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an archaeologist and discover things about the past? Create your very own piece of archaeology that would tell future generations about you.

Drop-in sessions – No booking required!

Tessellations
Patterns are everywhere – in nature, art, engineering and in the design of our station buildings. Learn how to take a simple square and transform it into a crazy shaped template to create a perfect pattern.

Bottle Cap Creations
From the depths of the tunnels to the tops of the stations, there are so many parts to the Cross River Rail project. Choose your favourite part of the project and recreate it with bottle caps. Maybe you will choose an enormous tunnel boring machine, a delicate piece of archaeology, or even a beautiful flower that will grow in a garden outside one of our new stations?

Lego City Build
Build your own future development! Become an urban planner and design the new Albert Street precinct. From streets, transport, trees and buildings of different shapes and sizes, how will you bring your city to life using only Lego?

Elevator Challenge
Our tunnels and some of our stations are a long way underground. We need to lift equipment down into and up out of our deep construction sites. In this challenge you can design and build a model elevator and test how strong it is.

Puzzle Mania
Settle down in a quiet corner of the Experience Centre and bring our train stations to life by tackling a range of jigsaw puzzles based on the designs of the stations. There are puzzles for all ages.

Event details

When: School holidays (2nd April- 14th April)

Where: Cross River Rail Experience Centre 151 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City

Cost: Free but some activities do require bookings in advance

More information or to book

Venue

Cross River Rail Experience Centre
Level 1, 151 Elizabeth St
Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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We make every effort to ensure all this information is up to date but should be used as a guide only. Events do get cancelled or changed due to wet weather and other events. Let us know at info@brisbanekids.com.au.