Events & activities

Discover More Talks 2017
10 January 2017 - 12 December 2017
Discover more about the world around us in our monthly lecture series...
Discover More Talks 2017
unsettle
10 February 2017 - 30 April 2018
A new artists-in-residence program at Queensland Museum will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people draw on the State Collection to inspire works of film, street and visual art, music and theatre. Running from February 2017 to April 2018, unsettle is a Digi Youth Arts Creative Initiative supported by Queensland Museum.
unsettle
Fire and Ice Show
10 July 2017 - 08 December 2017
Explore states of matter with supercool liquid nitrogen and hot chemical reactions with fire.
Fire and Ice Show
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
22 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Leatherplaiting Workshop
22 July 2017 - 23 July 2017
Make your own plaited belt or whip in this two day workshop
Leatherplaiting Workshop
After Dark
28 July 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Step back in time and explore first-hand what life was like as a gladiator in Ancient Rome. Featuring expert talks, demonstrations, live music and access to the entire museum.
After Dark
Creative Lab July 2017
28 July 2017, 08:30 AM - 05:30 PM
Be part of this unique Teacher Professional Development experience at The Workshops Rail Museum.
Explore creative pathways to teaching and learning in STEM education.
Creative Lab July 2017
Nippers Play & Learn
01 August 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exclusive & free for Annual Pass holders
Nippers Play & Learn
Curator Conversation
02 August 2017, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Presented on the first Wednesday of each month at 2pm
Curator Conversation
Book Launch: Engilina's Trains
02 August 2017
Book launch with special activities and story reading.
Book Launch: Engilina's Trains
Nippers Play & Learn
03 August 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exclusive & free for Annual Pass holders
Nippers Play & Learn
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
05 August 2017 - 06 August 2017
Make your own unique handcrafted fireside and barbeque tools
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop
Steam Train Sunday
06 August 2017, 09:30 AM - 01:30 PM
One hour steam train trips through Brisbane.
Steam Train Sunday
After Dark: Science Fusion
11 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
See what really happens at the Museum after dark.
After Dark: Science Fusion
National Science Week: Wild
12 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
Celebrate National Science Week at the Museum!
National Science Week: Wild
A Night at the Museum
12 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with a night time adventure at the Museum. Explore the five levels of science the Museum has to offer, including hands on activities, demonstrations and pop-up shows.
A Night at the Museum
Connecting Women in STEMM
14 August 2017, 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with Women in STEMM Australia.
Connecting Women in STEMM
Nippers Play & Learn
15 August 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exclusive & free for Annual Pass holders
Nippers Play & Learn
STEM Detectives: Teacher PD
15 August 2017, 03:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Putting science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) under the microscope this innovative workshop is specifically designed for the early years educators.
STEM Detectives: Teacher PD
Discovery Day
15 August 2017, 09:30 AM - 02:30 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with Discovery Day for Little Learners, designed for under 6 years of age thanks to funding from Inspiring Australia.
Discovery Day
Nippers Play & Learn
17 August 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exclusive & free for Annual Pass holders
Nippers Play & Learn
Forensic Facial Reconstruction
17 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 07:30 PM
Ever wanted to know how a face is recreated from nothing more than a skull or a skeleton?
Forensic Facial Reconstruction
Art Forensic Workshop: 3D
18 August 2017 - 19 August 2017
Delve into the fascinating world of 3D (clay) facial reconstruction with Dr Susan Hayes, a facial anthropologist
Art Forensic Workshop: 3D
Big Picture Energy
18 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Will we be able to afford to keep the lights on? What’s Australia’s energy crisis all about?
Big Picture Energy
After Dark: Science Fusion
18 August 2017, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Eats, beats, and drinks. See what happens at the Museum after dark.
After Dark: Science Fusion
Copperfoiling Stained Glass Workshop
19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
Make an intricate piece of glass art in this copperfoiling stained glass workshop
Copperfoiling Stained Glass Workshop
Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop
19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
Extend your blacksmithing skills and create a Condamine or Kentucky Bell
Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop
Behind the Scenes Tour
19 August 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s Biodiversity and Cultures and Histories collection stores with our expert tour guides.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Goodnight at the Museum
19 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
Bring your sleeping bag, pillows and excitement for a wild sleepover at the Museum to celebrate National Science Week.
Goodnight at the Museum
Art Forensic Workshop: 2D
20 August 2017, 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Delve into the fascinating world of 2D (drawing) facial reconstruction with Dr Susan Hayes, a facial anthropologist, using her forensic research methods developed through the University of Dundee.
Art Forensic Workshop: 2D
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