Past events

Discover Queensland
01 January 2009 - 22 May 2016
Exhibition closing Sunday 22 May 2016. Discover Queensland presents objects, photographs and stories that capture the history, geography and social fabric of Queensland. There are stunning images, state-of-the-art technology, children's interactives and fascinating Queensland stories - all encouraging us to get out and discover our wonderful State.
Discover Queensland
Coral Coast
01 January 2009 - 22 May 2016
Exhibition closing Sunday 22 May 2016. Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef as well as six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, 20 of the world’s 54 sea snake species and the saltwater crocodile. Take a journey under the sea and explore life with our marine reptiles.
Coral Coast
Railway Heritage Conference 2009
15 October 2009 - 17 October 2009
Speaker presentations and papers from the international 2009 Railway Heritage Conference.
Railway Heritage Conference 2009
Imagination Factory: Invent & Play
19 December 2009 - 12 December 2010
Feed your imagination with our new interactive exhibition from Questacon that celebrates basic mechanical tools and simple machines. The gears of your mind will be spinning with new ways to think about the mechanical world around you.
Imagination Factory: Invent & Play
Blacksmiths Shop Tour
01 January 2010 - 31 December 2012
Take a Heritage Railway Workshops Tour into the Blacksmith Shop to hear a Queensland Rail ‘smithy’ talk about working in the 100 year old Blacksmith Shop and the various machines and tools still in use on a daily basis.
Blacksmiths Shop Tour
Steam Shop Tour
01 January 2010 - 31 December 2012
Take a Heritage Railway Workshops Tour into the Steam Shop to hear a Queensland Rail worker talk about the process of building and maintaining heritage locomotives and carriages. See what heritage rollingstock is currently being restored.
Steam Shop Tour
Wizards and witches express
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Wizards and witches express
Backyard Explorer Workshops
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Backyard Explorer Workshops
Going Places
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Climb aboard a flight simulator, try your luck at sailing a land yacht or test your skills controlling the traffic flow of a city. Our new Sciencentre exhibition, Going Places, invites you to take on a series of challenges to discover the science behind transport and travel.

Going Places
Chenaya Bancroft-Davis
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Chenaya Bancroft-Davis
Medieval Themed Weekend
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Explore or experience all things Medieval, from facts and fiction to fashion and folklore.
Look for our series of themed weekends between January and March, 2016.
Medieval Themed Weekend
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
17 February 2010 - 12 July 2010
A breathtaking look at the art and science of collecting. Take the opportunity to view some of our most prized insect collections. Their extraordinary arrangements of colour and form will amaze you as they have past generations of Queenslanders.
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
Bloom: Wildflowers of Greater Brisbane
20 February 2010 - 19 September 2010
A garden of wildflowers surrounds Brisbane. Our new photography exhibition highlights some of the most beautiful plants in our back yard.
Bloom: Wildflowers of Greater Brisbane
Introduction to Jewellery Making
06 March 2010 08:30 AM - 07 March 2010 04:30 PM
Silversmithing Workshop - You will learn the basics of soldering, sawing, filing and the correct use of the tools while making a ring, bracelet and/or bangle.
Introduction to Jewellery Making
Balloon Show
09 March 2010 - 25 June 2010
Take your seat and participate in one of our live science theatre shows. Explore scientific concepts. Take part in demonstrations. Bring everyday science to life!
Balloon Show
House Number Plaque
13 March 2010 08:30 AM - 14 March 2010 04:00 PM
Stonemasonry Workshop - Welcome people to your home with a house number plaque you have made yourself.
House Number Plaque
Toyland Express
27 March 2010 - 18 April 2010
Come on a journey into the world of toy trains and meet some of our favourite toy friends along the way.
Toyland Express
Bunny Eggventures
27 March 2010 - 28 March 2010
Join in all the fun when egg mania takes over the Museum.
Bunny Eggventures
Wild Discovery
03 April 2010 - 11 April 2010
Join us for a wild discovery during the April Holidays. Explore our animal exhibitions, The Butterfly Man of Kuranda, Museum Zoo, Endangered Species and Marine Reptiles.
Wild Discovery
Our Story Your Story
07 April 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Our Story Your Story
Discover More Talks
13 April 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover More, our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon. The talks cover a wide range of subjects and are delivered by experts in the relevant field.
Discover More Talks
Antarctica: Quest for the South Magnetic Pole
23 April 2010 - 20 June 2010
Visit our latest travelling exhibition on Level One.
Antarctica: Quest for the South Magnetic Pole
Our Story Your Story
05 May 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Biodiversity through time
In this talk the geological perspective of biodiversity will be examined. Patterns of biodiversity through geological time demonstrate both the fragility and the resilience of life and the importance of understanding whole ecosystems.
Our Story Your Story
Enamelling
08 May 2010 08:30 AM - 09 May 2010 04:30 PM
Silversmithing Workshop - Learn how to make silver and enamel jewellery in this new workshop at Cobb+Co Museum.
Enamelling
Search for the Centaur
11 May 2010, 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
Our Historic Shipwrecks Officer Ed Slaughter will discuss the historical background and provide an eye-witness account of the successful search for the wreck of The Australian Hospital Ship Centaur.
A very special presentation in the Our Story Your Story series.
Search for the Centaur
Discover More Talks
11 May 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover More, our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon. The talks cover a wide range of subjects and are delivered by experts in the relevant field.
Discover More Talks
People from the Past
15 May 2010 - 23 May 2010
Survey archaeological remains using the People from the Past trail. Follow this self-guided trail through the museum to discover archaeological artefacts on display.
A special trail as part of National Archaeology Week 2010.
People from the Past
Advanced Projects - knife/hatchet
15 May 2010 07:00 AM - 16 May 2010 04:00 PM
Blacksmithing Workshop - Advanced Projects
Advanced Projects - knife/hatchet
Beginners calligraphy
15 May 2010 08:30 AM - 16 May 2010 04:30 PM
Calligraphy Workshop - You will learn the basics of calligraphy such as the proper formation of letters and the use of tools.
Beginners calligraphy
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