Exhibitions

A Room for Wild Animals
25 February 2017 - 16 April 2018
A Room for Wild Animals features 20 taxidermy specimens from the Queensland Museum collection.
A Room for Wild Animals
A Ticket to Paradise?
10 March 2018 09:30 AM - 13 May 2018 05:00 PM
This touring exhibition examines the rich diversity of Australian immigrants and the government’s ambitious plans after World War II to encourage mass migration.
A Ticket to Paradise?
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
Da Vinci Machines
09 December 2017 - 27 May 2018
Explore the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci in this interactive exhibition for all ages.
Da Vinci Machines
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 Mystery Object
Deep Time
22 July 2017 - 25 February 2018
A fusion of art, science and technology, inspired by life 30 million years ago.
Deep Time
Diesel Revolution
See inside a diesel locomotive and drive the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
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
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 - 21 July 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
Museum Collection & Storage
See our collection of railway heritage items and visit the John Douglas Kerr Reading Room.
Museum Collection & Storage
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