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Browse the latest news and updates from across the Queensland Museum network.

  • New species of trapdoor spider with ‘turrific’ burrows discovered in Queensland

    05 April 2019 - Queensland Museum

    Four new species of trapdoor spider, known for their unique burrow entrances, have been discovered by scientists from Queensland Museum and Griffith University.
  • NASA – A Human Adventure ready to blast off

    14 March 2019 - Queensland Museum

    The doors will open on Queensland Museum’s largest ever exhibition tomorrow when NASA – A Human Adventure takes off.
  • New-look Discovery Centre opens at Queensland Museum

    08 March 2019 - Queensland Museum

    Get set to brush up on your zoology, history and geography and get up close to cultural artefacts, taxidermied animals and fossils; because young explorers and inquisitive adults can satisfy their curiosity once more when Queensland Museum’s new-look Discovery Centre re-opens on Saturday, 9 March.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane 2019 kicks off with Martians, forensic science, particle waves and more

    31 January 2019 - Queensland Museum

    Advancing Medical Science; Life on Earth and beyond; The Story of Space, the coolest jobs in science, the world of wearable tech and celebrating women in science are just some of the events on offer announced today as part of the fourth World Science Festival Brisbane from 20 -24 March 2019.
  • NASA – A Human Adventure to land at Queensland Museum in March

    04 January 2019 - Queensland Museum

    Take a thrilling journey through space when NASA – A Human Adventure blasts into Queensland Museum, in an Australian first in March 2019.

  • $15,000 IN CASH PRIZES FOR QUEENSLAND’S WOMEN IN STEM

    21 December 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Entries are now open for the 2019 Queensland Women in STEM prize which recognises the valuable contribution of Queensland women working in science, technology, engineering and maths careers.
  • CEO named for Queensland Museum Network

    13 December 2018 - Queensland Museum Network

    Queensland Museum Network today announced acting CEO Dr Jim Thompson as the new Director and CEO of the state-wide organisation.

  • A Royal treat for Queensland Museum

    30 November 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum was given the royal treatment today with a visit from His Royal Highness the Duke of York who took time out of his busy schedule to visit the museum and take a personal behind the scenes tour of the State Collection which comprises 1.2 million objects.
  • New gallery explores Queensland legacies

    10 November 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The legacies of the First World War and how they shaped modern day Queensland will be the focus of Queensland Museum’s new permanent exhibition, Anzac Legacy Gallery, which opens on 10 November.
  • Early Bird tickets on sale for World Science Festival Brisbane 2019

    01 November 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Science will take centre stage from 20-24 March 2019 when World Science Festival Brisbane returns, and this is your chance to be part of the action with the release of early bird tickets on sale today.
  • Spark your curiosity at Queensland Museum’s new Sciencentre!

    17 September 2018 - Queensland Museum

    See giant sparks of electricity, test your strength, watch water freeze, observe magnetic liquid and be amazed by an illuminated six foot sphere that shows dynamic images of the atmosphere, oceans and land at Queensland Museums new SparkLab, Sciencentre which opened today.
  • Snapshots of the roaring twenties comes to Ipswich

    14 September 2018 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Meet the players of Sydney’s underworld in the new photographic exhibition Underworld: Mugshots from the Roaring Twenties.
  • It’s a wrap for Queensland Museum’s Egyptian Mummies

    31 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    More than 154,000 visitors have unwrapped the mysteries of Ancient Egypt at Queensland Museum as part of Egyptian Mummies: Exploring Ancient Lives.
  • Australia’s Spiderman wins 2018 Queensland Museum Medal

    17 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum is delighted to announce its Head, Terrestrial Biodiversity, & Principal Curator, Dr Robert Raven has been awarded the prestigious 2018 Queensland Museum Medal for his contribution to science and research in the field of Arachnology.
  • Queensland Museum and BHP’s $7.6 million collaboration unlocks Queensland’s research potential

    12 August 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Project DIG to help Australian scientists, innovators and researchers find new solutions to the complex problems facing the world today.
  • Get into gear at The Workshop Rail Museum’s free electric car rally

    01 August 2018 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Steam trains will be making way for electric cars when The Workshops Rail Museum hosts the Electric Car Rally on Saturday, 18 August.
  • MEPHISTO: THE CENTENARY OF A DARING First World War MISSION BY QUEENSLAND SOLDIERS TO CAPTURE THE ULTIMATE BATTLEFIELD PRIZE

    17 July 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The story of the German A7V Sturmpanzerwagen tank captured and recovered by Australian troops during the defence of Villers-Bretonneux in the First World War and displayed at the Queensland Museum since 1919, has captured the imaginations of military historians, war buffs and ordinary Queenslanders for a century.
  • Monkey’s in full swing at Queensland Museum

    17 July 2018 - Queensland Museum

    The jungle is coming to Queensland Museum in the latest exhibition, Monkeys! A Primate Story, which will bring visitors closer to their primate cousins when it swings into action on Saturday 29 September.
  • Queensland Museum sparks science fun with new gallery

    28 June 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Calling all inventors, thinkers, creatives, the curious and science enthusiasts, Queensland Museum’s brand new science gallery SparkLab, Sciencentre will officially open its doors on Monday, 17 September.
  • 660

    11 June 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Artwork inspired by the State Collection is to go on display as part of an art exhibition, 660: Calling Home which is part of unsettle by Digi Youth Arts, Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence.
  • Snap your One Weekend in Queensland to be part of new gallery

    31 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queenslanders are being urged to document their typical weekend on June 9-10, as part of a social media campaign to highlight life in Queensland with selected images to be displayed in a new permanent gallery at Queensland Museum.
  • Secrets of dinosaur survival on show in new cutting-edge exhibition

    29 May 2018 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival explores the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models and fossil casts that visitors can touch, and exhibits with close-to-life-sized murals of all the protagonist species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours.
  • New design exhibition set to inspire Ipswich

    28 May 2018 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Imagination, innovation and new methods of making and drawing on the high-tech and rapidly evolving world of three dimensional (3D) printers will be explored in a new exhibition at The Workshops Rail Museum until 2 September 2018.
  • Lost spiders rediscovered in new paper

    25 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    A research group led by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Michael Rix, along with colleagues at the Western Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum, has not only described the 15 new species of trapdoor spiders, but also highlighted the conservation challenges facing this group.
  • It’s full STEAM ahead for festival

    25 May 2018 - Queensland Museum


    Queensland Museum has once again led a successful World Science Festival Brisbane with more than 200,500 people participating in thought-provoking conversations, lively debates and engaging scientific demonstrations in 2018.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE events at Queensland Museum

    16 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May and visitors get to join in the fun with FREE entry to the brain-bending travelling exhibition Perception Deception at South Bank.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE entry and events at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    15 May 2018 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Museum of Tropical Queensland will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May and visitors get to join in the fun with FREE entry, activities and special talks for everyone.
  • New species of trapdoor spiders already in decline

    11 May 2018 - Queensland Museum

    A research group led by Queensland Museum scientist Dr Michael Rix, along with colleagues at the Western Australian Museum, University of Adelaide and South Australian Museum, has not only described the 15 new species of trapdoor spiders, but also highlighted the conservation challenges facing this group.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane coming to North Queensland!

    21 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    World Science Festival Brisbane heads to North Queensland on 25 and 26 March 2018 for a series of sizzling science events in Townsville, thanks to the event’s Regional Program.
  • Striking Torres Strait Islander masks on display at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    21 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    An exhibition of 12 striking masks and related cultural materials celebrating the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) opens on Saturday 24 March at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
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