The Queens Park Environmental Education Centre is housed next to the Queens Park Cafe in the center of the city's premier parkland. The Centre has many environmental education exhibits which showcase Ipswich's unique natural environment and waterways. The interactive displays connect you with nature in your home and around the city.

There is also an extensive array of information about Council's environmental initiatives, including:

  • how to reduce, reuse and recycle household waste
  • what you can place in your compost bin or worm farm
  • some handy household tips to reduce your carbon footprint
  • where you can go to explore the great outdoors on foot, pushbike or horseback
  • how we can all improve our waterways
  • visit the giant fig ‘growing’ inside the centre and explore the variety of ecosystems and wonderful wildlife that can be found in the Ipswich area.

Nestled among the prominent fig trees, the building itself is a great example to residents of environmental design features. Passive solar design and energy efficient measures make the most of natural lighting.  Insulation, large overhangs and wide verandas provide protection from the western sun, reducing the reliance on air conditioning. The elevated structure allows for natural airflow and free water movement across the site.

Opening Times

Queens Park Environmental Education Centre


Queens Park
Merle Finimore Avenue


Free entry

Opening Hours

Tuesday – Friday
10am -3pm

Public Holiday opening hours may vary.

Our top priority in reopening is the health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors. In line with the COVID-19 Public Health Directions, we have put in place capacity limits, social distancing and hygiene measures to help keep you safe.

To ensure the health and safety of all visitors, here’s what you can do to help on your visit to the centre:

  • Stay home and do not enter the centre if you are unwell;
  • Do not enter the centre if you have been interstate, overseas or been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID within the last 14 days;
  • Practice and maintain social distancing (1.5m);
  • Sanitise hands upon entry;
  • Avoiding touching displays and equipment;
  • Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth; and
  • Follow the directives on signs, and from staff or volunteers.


(07) 3810 6666

Conference Room

The conference room is still available for bookings if the event is legal and falls within current restrictions.  A bond and key deposit are required