Exhibitions

1982 Commonwealth Games Electric Van
28 March 2018 - 30 September 2018
See one of two Lucas Bedford electric vans used during the 1982 Commonwealth Games in Brisbane.
1982 Commonwealth Games Electric Van
660: Calling Home
23 May 2018 - 19 August 2018
Connecting the past, present and future through moving art exhibition, 660: Calling Home.
660: Calling Home
Alice's Wonderland
22 June 2018 - 28 January 2019
A Most Curious Adventure
Alice's Wonderland
All Aboard
Get a sense of the story of rail in Queensland with this introductory exhibit in the foyer of the Museum.
All Aboard
Autumn 2013 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Autumn 2013 Mystery Object
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Explores how coral and marine creatures on the Great Barrier Reef use colour, light, patterns and textures to communicate.
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 Mystery Object
Diesel Revolution
See inside a diesel locomotive and drive the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival
02 June 2018 - 21 October 2018
Explore the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models, close-to-life sized murals and fossil casts you can touch.
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival
Discover Tropical Queensland Gallery
Explore the environment of North Queensland through time, in the intriguing Discover Tropical Queensland.
Discover Tropical Queensland Gallery
Discovery Centre
With thousands of objects, animals and fossils at your fingertips the Discovery Centre is a showcase of the museum’s collection and provides a rich interactive experience for all visitors. Discover answers to your questions about Queensland’s natural, social and cultural history.
Discovery Centre
Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
16 March 2018 - 26 August 2018
Meet six mummies and unlock the secrets behind their wrappings using the latest CT scanning technology in Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives until 26 August 2018.
Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives
Enchanted Rainforest
Learn more about a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.
Enchanted Rainforest
ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
Discover our life-sized dinosaurs, how they lived and the food they ate. Explore your food choices, energy hungry appliances and challenge your friends on the energy bikes as you explore energy in your world.
ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
Energy For Life Discovery Centre
Find the energy in and around you
Energy For Life Discovery Centre
Evolution: Torres Strait Masks
24 March 2018 09:30 AM - 02 September 2018 05:00 PM
An exhibition celebrating the rich and continuing history of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait).
Evolution: Torres Strait Masks
Feb - May 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Feb - May 2011 Mystery Object
Heritage of Helmets
One of the most significant collections of diving heritage on display in Australia.
Heritage of Helmets
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours
Tour the oldest operational railway workshops in Australia.
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours
Ipswich Railway Workshops
The Ipswich Railway Workshops was an essential part of Queensland Railways. Discover the stories of the people who worked here.
Ipswich Railway Workshops
Jun - Aug 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Jun - Aug 2011 Mystery Object
Jun - Aug 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Jun - Aug 2012 Mystery Object
Life on the Line
This photographic exhibition features the many and varied tasks that railway workers have performed over the years. From building and maintaining track to driving trains, a large number of people work behind the scenes to ensure that trains run safely and passengers arrive at their destinations on time.
Life on the Line
Lost Creatures
Lost Creatures is an epic Queensland story of the struggle to survive. Meet strange creatures, including our very own dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna, and marvel at the diversity and immense size of creatures from our prehistoric past.
Lost Creatures
Mar - May 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Mar - May 2012 Mystery Object
Megafauna
Megafauna
Meteorites
15 September 2017 - 04 August 2018
Meteorites
Might & Muscle
The might and muscle of thousands of workers who built the rail network in Queensland.
Might & Muscle
Model Railway
See the largest model railway layout of Queensland.
Model Railway
Moving Goods
Moving goods around the state is one of the main functions of rail.
Moving Goods
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