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

  • A timeless cinema experience to open World Science Festival Brisbane

    20 January 2017 - Queensland Museum

    The World Science Festival Brisbane will host the Queensland premiere of A Live Presentation of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick’s classic film digitally remastered and complete with live orchestra and choir.
  • Hadron Collider exhibition opens with a bang

    09 December 2016 - Queensland Museum

    What sits under the border between France and Switzerland, generates temperatures 100,000 times hotter than the sun, and shoots protons at one billion kilometres per hour?
  • Bridie is Queenslands new biodiversity champion

    08 December 2016 - Queensland Museum

    From the outback to the city, Queensland students have taken up the task to prove they are biodiversity champions in Queensland Museum’s Natural Leaders challenge.
  • Big science celebration returning in 2017

    03 November 2016 - Queensland Museum

    World Science Festival Brisbane will showcase the latest scientific innovations and discoveries from Australia and around the world when it returns to Queensland Museum from 22-26 March 2017.
  • Spooktacular times to be had this Halloween

    06 October 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Dust off your most spooktacular costumes as the Queensland Museum Network gives its smallest ghouls, goblins and ghost busters a chance to have a faboolous adventure this Halloween weekend.
  • Google turns Queensland Museums treasures digital

    21 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Some of the Queensland Museum Network’s most treasured and iconic items will be on show 24/7 on the Google Arts & Culture Natural History platform, which launched today.
  • The dinosaurs are migrating north

    21 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    With less than three weeks til the dinosaurs of Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous claw their way out of the Queensland Museum and migrate north, it is the last chance to explore this popular exhibition.
  • Natural young leaders Budding young scientists vie for title of Biodiversity Champion

    16 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum and BHP Billiton are on the hunt for the next David Attenborough correspondent, as part of their Natural Leaders biodiversity challenge for 2016.
  • Queensland Museum part of landmark National Research Centre

    12 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum curators and archaeologists will take part in a seven-year research quest to investigate the beginning of Australia’s unique biodiversity andIndigenous heritage, while inspiring Australian children to engage with science.
  • Step inside the world's greatest experiment

    02 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Faster than the speed of light, 100,000 times hotter than the sun, yet at the same time colder than space, it’s not a superhero but a super experiment and it’s coming to the Queensland Museum on 9 December 2016.
  • Teachers are getting innovative in the lab

    01 September 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Teachers are breaking new ground in the lab guiding students into an innovative future with the help of the Creative Lab workshop.
  • Palaeontologists on the hunt for new megafauna

    22 August 2016 - Queensland Museum


    Queensland Museum palaeontologists will be on the hunt for new species of extinct megafauna when they undertake their field expedition to South Walker Creek mine in August.
  • Bright sparks light up at new science clubs

    19 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Over 50 budding young scientists who took part in a pilot science club program delivered by the Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University will celebrate the club’s first successful season with a morning of robotics and cake during National Science Week.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane is looking for you in 2017

    19 August 2016 - Queensland Museum

    From big bangs to big ideas the first World Science Festival Brisbane was a resounding success and, with the 2017 event just around the corner, the search is on for participants to bring their passion for science from the labs to the streets once again.
  • Drones, droids and lasers invade Museum

    08 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Drones, droids and lasers are set to take over the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Wednesday, 17 August for a special family-friendly evening as part of National Science Week celebrations.
  • Local research under joint appointments

    03 August 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum Network and James Cook University have teamed up to deliver four new curatorial roles at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and shared with the university in Townsville.
  • Local research under joint appointments

    03 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Queensland Museum Network and James Cook University have teamed up to deliver four new curatorial roles at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and shared with the university in Townsville.
  • After Dark explores the science behind regional flavours

    29 July 2016 - Cobb+Co Museum

    Explore the flavours of the region and discover the history and science behind your favourite beer, wine and chocolate during Cobb+Co Museum’s After Dark event during National Science Week.
  • All aboard for a night of scientific fun!

    29 July 2016 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    For the first time, The Workshops Rail Museum will open to the public after hours for a one-off After Dark event during National Science Week.
  • Beer, Chocolate, Wine and Science?

    29 July 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Discover the history and science behind your favourite beer, wine and chocolate during Queensland Museum’s After Dark events during National Science Week.
  • Dancing spider named for dancing icon

    11 July 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum scientist, Dr Barbara Baehr has paid tribute to one of the world’s most iconic dancers, Li Cunxin, by naming a new species of peacock spider in his honour.
  • The dinosaurs are back and ready to roar

    21 June 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Just in time for school holidays, the fearsome dinosaurs from Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous are ready to roar back to the Queensland Museum.
  • Constructive child's play built on brick bonanza

    13 June 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Kids of all ages will be inspired and challenged to create their own construction masterpieces from bridges to buildings, coral reefs to dinosaurs, using literally tons of LEGO bricks as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s exciting new school holiday program, Brick Kids.
  • A craft co-op in a disused school - the story behind Magnetic Museum

    07 June 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Discover more about Magnetic Museum’s 20 year evolution from craft co-operative to museum in a free talk by local historian Zanita Davies at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 July at 12pm.
  • Queensland Museum draws record crowds

    13 May 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum has put Brisbane under the microscope and on the map this year, delighting record crowds, announced Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk.
  • Dinosaurs stomp into the record books and back to the Queensland Museum

    26 April 2016 - Queensland Museum

    They might not have been seen for 145 million years, but after a taste of the limelight in 2015, the dinosaurs are coming back to the Queensland Museum when Dinosaur Discovery: Lost Creatures of the Cretaceous returns on 21 June.
  • Queensland Museum unveils new species of gecko

    22 April 2016 - Queensland Museum

    A new species of fat-tailed gecko has been discovered by scientists in outback
  • Brisbanes Supercharged Super-successful Celebration of Science

    24 March 2016 - Queensland Museum

    Over 120,000 people converged on Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct last week to share in the wonder of science during the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane presented by the Queensland Museum.
  • Discover more about climate threats to the Reef

    29 February 2016 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Coral reef expert Dr Katharina Fabricius from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) will discuss the health and future of the Great Barrier Reef in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland at 12pm on Tuesday 8 March.
  • Brisbane’s moving heritage experience Steam Train Sunday returns

    15 February 2016 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Back by popular demand, The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday returns to the track from 6 March until December for one-hour trips through Brisbane in heritage style.
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