Keep Your Brain Switched On & Keep Yourself Entertained
The biggest challenge for Hubbard’s School students throughout the year is what to do on school holidays. We know that students really don’t like to be away from the school, somewhere that they don’t have access to our brilliant teachers and all of the mental stimulation that anyone could ever wish for.
So what can you do these holidays to keep your brain switched on?
1. Visit GOMA - The Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
The Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) is a single institution located across two adjacent river-side buildings in the Cultural Precinct at Brisbane's South Bank. QAGOMA’s vision is to be the leading institution for the contemporary art of Australia, Asia and the Pacific.
QAGOMA holds a Collection of over 17,000 works of historical, modern and contemporary art, and stages a dynamic program of Australian and international exhibitions. Home to the Children's Art Centre which collaborates on interactive artworks with leading artists from around the world, and the Australian Cinémathèque, the only dedicated cinema facility in an Australian art museum.
2. Explore Space - Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium
Brisbane City Council's Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium opened in 1978. Located in the Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha, the Planetarium is home to the Cosmic Skydome - a 12.5-metre-diameter projection dome. Visit the Planetarium to enjoy a show (including a tour of Brisbane's night sky), or visit the Display Zone. The Planetarium also includes an observatory, Galaxy Gift Shop and Sundial Courtyard.
For something different to do on your Friday night - click here.
3. Do Some Science – The Queensland Museum and Science Centre
Queensland Museum is a museum of natural history, cultural heritage, science and human achievement that tells the changing story of Queensland.
The Museum houses permanent and changing exhibitions and also provides in-depth education experiences, innovative public programs, and entertaining holiday activities. Behind the scenes, the Museum is home to millions of objects, specimens and artefacts that tell the changing story of Queensland.
Part of Brisbane's Cultural Precinct, Queensland Museum is within walking distance of the Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Performing Arts Centre and the State Library of Queensland.
4. Appreciate History – Brisbane Powerhouse
Brisbane Powerhouse is a building that transcends time, holding close its memories of the city. The industrial red brick facade, interior steel beams, gantry, generator and cement floors are remnants of Brisbane’s tram days. In the early-mid 1900s, the city was serviced by a bustling tram system.
As a power station, Brisbane Powerhouse supplied electricity to the trams, as well as a range of inner city suburbs. When this tramway was decommissioned in the 60s, a new crowd moved in. Hordes of squatters and artists made their home amongst dangerous industrial structures and left a legacy of graffiti, or what is now officially known as heritage-listed aerosol art. What’s On?
5. Check out The Museum of Brisbane - Brisbane City Hall Tours
Built between 1920 and 1930, the heritage-listed Brisbane City Hall is seen as the heart of Brisbane and has been the backdrop to many cultural, social and civic events.
City Hall is the civic seat of the city and is home to the Lord Mayor and Deputy Mayor. It also plays host to community and corporate events each day. Unlike a heritage home, it is a busy and active working building, so you may find that some of the rooms and features are not open to the public on certain days. Accompanied by a professional guide, these tours provide further access to different parts of the building as possible.
You can even book a tour to view the clock tower for free – click here.