Events & activities

National Science Week
12 August 2017 - 20 August 2017
Celebrate National Science Week at the Museum!
National Science Week
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
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
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 04:00 PM - 19 August 2017 04:00 PM
Delve into the fascinating world of 3D (clay) facial reconstruction with Dr Susan Hayes, a facial anthropologist, using her forensic research methods developed through the University of Melbourne.
Art Forensic Workshop: 3D
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 05:30 PM - 20 August 2017 08:00 AM
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
Museum Twilight Markets
25 August 2017, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Enjoy South East Queensland’s best handmade markets with food trucks, live music and free craft workshops in Ipswich.
Museum Twilight Markets
Museum Torchlight Tours
25 August 2017, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Take a tour of the Museum by Torchlight!
Museum Torchlight Tours
World of Drones Teacher PD
31 August 2017, 04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
STEM Professional Development session for Teachers (Years 4-6)
World of Drones Teacher PD
World of Drones STEM Workshops - SOLD OUT
31 August 2017 - 01 September 2017
Hands-on workshops for student groups (Years 4-6) available for limited time only.
World of Drones STEM Workshops - SOLD OUT
After Dark
01 September 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
Millinery Workshop with Johanna Guerin
02 September 2017 - 03 September 2017
Create an oriental style spring fashion hat from sinamay
Millinery Workshop with Johanna Guerin
Nippers Play & Learn
05 September 2017 10:30 AM - 07 September 2017 11:30 AM
Exclusive & free for Annual Pass holders
Nippers Play & Learn
Nippers Play & Learn
07 September 2017, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Exclusive & free for Annual Pass holders
Nippers Play & Learn
Steam Train Sunday
10 September 2017, 10:15 AM - 01:30 PM
One hour steam train trips through Brisbane.
Steam Train Sunday
Hanging Basket Competition
15 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
Spectacular hanging basket display for Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
Hanging Basket Competition
Museum Zoo
16 September 2017 - 02 October 2017
Go wild at the Museum Zoo these school holidays!
Museum Zoo
A Night at the Museum
22 September 2017, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
A special night time adventure for our smallest visitors. Hands on activities, live music, face painters, balloon twisters and more.
A Night at the Museum
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
23 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools
Blacksmithing Beginners Workshop
Millinery Workshop with Michelle Jensen
23 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
Create a custom-made sinamay headpiece colour matched to your wardrobe
Millinery Workshop with Michelle Jensen
Sensory Friendly Day
27 September 2017
We'll turn the sound down to create an engaging and fun space for children with sensory processing difficulties.
Sensory Friendly Day
Grandchester Express
30 September 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Get on-board this return steam train journey to historic Grandchester Station. Add Museum entry and make a whole day out.
Grandchester Express
Wheelwrighting Workshop
30 September 2017 - 04 October 2017
Make a complete 12 spoke wagon wheel in this five day workshop
Wheelwrighting Workshop
Steam Train Sunday
01 October 2017, 10:15 AM - 01:30 PM
One hour steam train trips through Brisbane.
Steam Train Sunday
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