The Queens Park Environmental Education Centre is a space that can be enjoyed by all ages, with plenty of hands-on opportunities to connect with and learn about Ipswich's natural environment. Located next to the Queens Park Cafe in the centre of the city's premier parkland, admission to the centre is free.
The Centre has many environmental education exhibits that showcase Ipswich's unique natural environment, waterways, and sustainability themes.
The interactive displays connect you with nature in your home and around the city.
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.
While in the centre learn more about councils’ initiatives including:
The centre hosts a range of events throughout the year. To stay up to date on what’s on Ipswichcitycouncil.eventbrite.com
Schools and large groups can book visits to the Environmental Education Centre on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
At the centre, schools will experience a short presentation by a council officer followed by time to explore the play-based learning experiences. If classes are interested in a specific focus area, tailored programs can be arranged.
Schools and other large groups are requested to pre-book their visit to the Nature Centre and/or Environmental Education Centre at least one month in advance through the online booking form. A recommended program for exploring the park will be provided customised to your group size.
General enquiries from schools and groups can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every Friday during school term the youngest members of our community and their grown-ups are invited to share in story time and an environmentally themed activity. Designed for children aged 5 and under, please drop by between 9.30am-11.30am to join in.
Drop into the centre during school holidays to see what free and educational activities are on offer! Activities requiring registration are available on the Eventbrite page Ipswichcitycouncil.eventbrite.com
|Queens Park Environmental Education Centre|
Tuesday - Saturday: 9am - 2pm
School holidays Monday - Saturday: 9am - 2pm
*Notice of holiday closure period
Friday 22 December 2023 to Monday 8 January 2024 (inclusive).
Centre re-opens on Tuesday 9 January 2024.
To ensure the health and safety of all visitors, please do not enter the centre if you are unwell.
Enquiries and school bookings
(07) 3810 6666|
The Environmental Education Centre operates with the help of hard-working volunteers. Council offers a range of environmental volunteering opportunities across Ipswich, including volunteering in the centre. Find out more at the Volunteer Portal.