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Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre | A Perfect Day Out for Kids!

Stuck for things to do over the holidays with the kids? A brand-new environment centre at the Boondall Wetlands has opened just in time for the 2019/2020 summer break providing the perfect day out for families seeking free fun for the kids.

Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre – What You Need to Know 

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The $6.5 million interactive education centre run by Brisbane City Council features the latest in technology, with interactive activities like the “Great Migration Challenge” where visitors can learn about shorebirds in the area by flapping their arms in front of a motion sensor display, taking on the role of migratory bird navigating across the world.

What else can we do there?

Other new activities include:  

  • A sensory wall with buttons visitors can press to experience smells from the wetlands
  • Interpretive displays on the walls and in the floor
  • A synthetic mud display that gives kids the chance to get their hands into the mud and learn about what does and doesn’t belong in the mangroves
  • An interactive display that is accessible for all abilities, which allows visitors to spin hand pedals to appreciate the energy requirements of migratory birds

Healthy Families and Respect for the Environment 

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It’s the perfect place for the kids to burn some energy with beautiful bushwalks, bike trails and picnic areas, or you can jump on kayaks and canoes from boat ramps close to the centre to explore the unique biodiversity of our creeks and Moreton Bay.

A History of Environmental Protection and Respect 

The previous Boondall Wetlands Environment Centre has been a popular spot for more than 20 years, with more than 50,000 visitors each year and this state-of-the-art facility is set to be even more popular since it opened its doors on 8 December.

Perfect for kids of all ages, the centre is both educational and fun so both you and the kids can learn something new about our precious wetlands. For more information, you visit the Environmental Centre online here. 

Encouraging our kids to experience the great outdoors

Boondall too far north for you? Have you visited the Wynnum Mangrove Boardwalk? It’s a great day out for kids and we’ve written an article here.

There are many other wetlands walks around Brisbane which you can check out here.

Discover discovery!

We’ve got a great list of discovery centres all set for you to explore right here.


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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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