Queensland Museum’s smallest visitors are invited to spend a Night at the Museum these school holidays.

For one night only, Queensland Museum CEO and director Professor Suzanne Miller says families will be encouraged to explore the museum and enjoy live entertainment after the sun goes down.

“You can get stuck into some seriously fun science experiments with Science Steve, dance to live music from Red Rocket 3, create and fly paper planes and transform yourself with face painting,” Professor Miller says.

“Our young visitors can also learn about building and programming robots, and brush up on their animal knowledge with everyone’s favourite Wildlife Show.

“With access to the whole museum, visitors will also be able to explore our latest exhibitions, which have something for everyone.”

Hadron Collider: Step Inside the World’s Greatest Science Experiment celebrates the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator, constructed deep under the border between Switzerland and France in the CERN laboratories.

Queensland Museum’s brand new gallery, Wild State, lets you get up close to unique wildlife, and Parasites: Life Undercover reveals the masters of a hidden universe.

The Sciencentre will also remain open.

A Night at the Museum is a licensed event; a selection of food and drinks will be available for purchase.

“It’s the Queensland Museum’s 155th birthday on 20 January, so come along and help us celebrate with a night of fun and adventure,” says Professor Miller.

A Night at the Museum will be held at Queensland Museum on 20 January 2017 from 5pm to 8pm. For more info and tickets, visit qtix.com.au.