Hadron Collider

Hadron Collider


9 DECEMBER 2016 – 25 APRIL 2017

5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Level 2 Foyer
Adult (18+ only) $21


Friday night 3 March SOLD OUT

Are you ready to particle? Experience the largest scientific experiment ever constructed, After Dark. Featuring expert talks, demonstrations, live music and access to the entire museum.

Check out our program and plan your night of fun:

Pop up bar

Enjoy a drink at our pop up bar in the Whale Mall from 5pm. You are welcome to bring your drink inside the Museum after doors open at 5.30pm.

Theatre talk ticketing

Theatre seating is limited therefore talks are ticketed, you can collect tickets for your preferred session times at the pop up bar in the Whale Mall from 5pm.


5.30–9pm Sciencentre and Measure Island, Level 1

5.30-9pm Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, Level 2

5.30–9pm Hadron Collider, Level 3

5.30–9pm Wild State, Level 4

Ticketed talks

6pm, 6.40pm, 7.20pm & 8pm – Higgs boson for Beginners with Dr Joel Gilmore, Level 2, Theatre

6.10pm, 6.50pm, 7.30pm & 8.10pm – Superconductivity with Dr Andrew Stephenson, Level 4

Drop in Curator talk

5.30–9pm Microscopes with Queensland Museum Curator Social History Judith Hickson Level 3, Discovery Centre


5.30–9pm Pinball and Pac Man Level 1

5.30–9pm DJ Bacon Level 2

5.30–9pm Nonsemble


5.30–9pm Particle Physics Level 2

5.30–9pm Paper Plane Workshop Level 1

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Event information

  • 18+ event, ID may be requested on entry
  • Tickets are valid for the event date only
  • Food and drinks available for purchase. 
  • Delays to exhibition entry may be experienced during peak visitation times
  • Photography is permitted inside the exhibition

Please be aware that Cultural Precinct car parks are in high demand during schools holidays and special performances and availability may be limited.