Discover a hidden world of fun and science this school holidays!
14 November 2015 to 31 January 2016

Take a closer look at what’s outside your back door and discover a hidden world of science at Backyard Adventures. 

This exciting exhibition is a must for families with children of all ages and anyone with a sense of wonder and imagination. 17 interactive science exhibits inspire wonder and fascination about the science that is always ready-and-waiting in your very own backyard.

Use special lenses to look at a garden through the eyes of a dog or jump on board the flying bee for a bees’ eye view. Observe how living things interact with structures at The Changing House exhibit before getting your hands dirty in the DIY science garden.

Backyard Adventures shows you healthy skills you can develop in the outdoor environment with particular emphasis on being active. Warm up with backyard cricket or baseball before having a go on our giant mechanical skipping rope.

Be sure to visit our gift shop and take some fun and science back home with you!

DESIGNED AND PRODUCED BY: Scitech, Perth Australia

Location and Times:

City Hall, 388 Kent Street, Maryborough
From 14 November 2015 until 31 January 2016
Open 7 days 10am to 4pm - closed Christmas Day


Purchase tickets:

  • online print at home ticket
  • on the door at the City Hall, 388 Kent Street Maryborough
    • Brolga Theatre, 5 Walker Street Maryborough, Mon - Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm
    • Fraser Coast Discovery Sphere, 166 Old Maryborough Road, Hervey Bay - 7 days 10am to 4pm
  • by phoning 07 4122 6000 - Mon - Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm

Ticket Prices:

Backyard Adventures

Adults: $12
Children (03 - 16 yrs) : $10
Concession/ Senior: $10
Family (2 adults & up to 2 children): $34
Family (2 adults & up to 3 children): $39

Adults free with accompanying children from 25 - 31 January 2016



Group Bookings and discounts available - please refer to our Group Bookings page for more information.


Backyard Adventures Mega Deal - This deal includes tickets to Backyard Adventures as well as tickets to the Discovery Sphere in Hervey Bay. 

Adults: $15
Children (03 - 16 yrs) : $12
Concession/ Senior: $13
Family (2 adults & up to 2 children): $37.60


How to get here:

You can find Backyard Adventrues at the City Hall, 388 Kent Street (on the corner of Lennox Street).

By bus

Set down in Kent Street at the bus stop outside the City Hall Green.

By car

The McDowell Car Park and Allan and June Brown Car Park are within walking distance of City Hall in Kent Street.


Visitors with special needs:

We aim to provide equitable access to all visitors.  There is walkway and ramp access from the street to the City Hall and through the Main Exhibition Front Doors.  All entrances and areas are wheelchair accessible.

Disabled toilet facilities are located inside the Exhibition space and in the public toilets at the side of the building.

A holder of a Disability Pension Card or a Companion Card will be provided with free admission.



Exhibition Details

‚ÄčCity Hall, Kent St, Maryborough
3 December 2016 - 22 January 2017

10am to 3pm 
7 days a week
(closed Christmas Day)

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