Current exhibitions

State Library of Queensland hosts dynamic, informative and entertaining exhibitions and display programs. Visitors can engage with collections in kuril dhagun, SLQ Gallery, Philip Bacon Heritage Gallery, Talbot Family Treasures Wall and the Knowledge Walk. Browse What's on to find a program to suit your needs, or see current visit options below.

Please note that where exhibition tours are self-guided, bookings are for administrative purposes only. Your booking does not guarantee sole use of the facilities. Please check in at the Welcome Desk on Level 1 if you require direction to your chosen area.

To support exhibitions and events, SLQ creates learning notes with teaching and learning activities for schools linked directly to the Australian Curriculum. These notes are designed to enhance your onsite experience.

Visit options

Guided tour of Digital Futures Lab

Join us in the Digital Futures Lab -- an immersive space designed to make you think, and, maybe, even look twice. Try your hand at awesome cutting edge technologies such as Tilt Brush or learn how to control a computer with your mind. Discover smart cities and digital bodies, real life robots and risky algorithms. Limited availablity.

For visit and learning project ideas, see the Digital Futures Lab learning notes.

Available: Mon - Fri

Times: 10am - 4pm

Duration: 30 minute tour. Please allow a minimum of 1 hour in the Lab for further exploration and engagement with activities.

Cost: Free

Age: 10+

Capacity: Maximum 30 students per tour; minimum 6 students per tour

Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Science

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Seqwater Water Challenge

Join an Seqwater water educator at State Library for an introduction to Seqwater and the water grid, and get hands-on in the Digital Futures Lab using the Seqwater resources, water globe and augmented sandpit. The session includes interactive and problem solving activities in an investigation of the water cycle, water uses, water security and other global issues.

Available: Mon - Fri

Times: 10am – 4pm

Duration: 1.5 – 2 hours

Cost: Free          

Age: Years 7-12

Capacity: Maximum 40 students per tour, minimum 10 students per tour

Curriculum links: Technologies, Humanities and Social Science

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