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  • Theatre performance to unsettle audiences

    19 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A group of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence program, unsettle, will take the stage for three nights in the theatrical production Anthro Apology.
  • Mephisto is heading for home

    09 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    One of Australia’s most significant war artefacts, the German tank Mephisto has returned to Queensland.
  • Museum marks 30th anniversary

    06 June 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland is celebrating its 30th anniversary this month with a range of activities including back-of-house tours, curator talks and a late-night opening to farewell the dinosaurs.
  • New spider species honours surfing icon

    02 June 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Australian surfing legend Mick Fanning has added another title to his belt thanks to Queensland Museum, with a new species of spider being named in his honour.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with free entry to Queensland Museum & Sciencentre

    26 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    To commemorate the historic Mabo High Court judgment, Queensland Museum is holding a special lecture to reflect on the journey so far, and the path still to be travelled.
  • Nominations for Queensland Museum Medal open

    18 May 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Nominations are open for the prestigious Queensland Museum Medal which acknowledges the positive impact people have on Australia’s most visited museum.
  • Thomas and Friends set to warm up the winter school holidays

    02 May 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    The world-famous blue locomotive, Thomas the Tank Engine will steam into The Workshops Rail Museum for Day out with Thomas these winter school holidays from 24 June to 9 July.
  • Museum assists in returning First Australian ancestral remains to Country

    02 May 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A smoking ceremony, held at the Museum of Tropical Queensland last Friday, was a significant step in the repatriation process to return the remains of King Ng:tja (pronounced Narcha) from Germany to his traditional Country in Far North Queensland.
  • Leadership comes naturally to biodiversity winner

    18 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Have you ever wondered what shaped our universe after the Big Bang? Time is running out to visit Queensland Museum and see a fantastic exhibition that showcases the global quest to unlock the secrets of our universe.
  • Theatre performance to unsettle audiences

    12 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A group of talented Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people from Queensland Museum’s artist-in-residence program, unsettle, will take the stage for three nights in the theatrical production Anthro Apology.
  • A fresh new offering at Queensland Museum

    12 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Queensland Museum is pleased to announce a new partnership with Fresh Catering to deliver restaurant and event catering services at the museum in South Bank.
  • New scientists bring real world benefits to Townsville and beyond

    11 April 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Four new scientists, jointly appointed by Queensland Museum and James Cook University (JCU), are building on Townsville’s reputation as an internationally recognised marine research hub.
  • Queenslanders break records at World Science Festival Brisbane

    10 April 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Records were smashed at the World Science Festival Brisbane, with massive crowds entertained by performances, lectures, debates, demonstrations, displays and hands-on activities during eleven days of science-filled fun across five Queensland locations.
  • Name a spider for World Science Festival Brisbane

    27 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    To celebrate the 2017 World Science Festival Brisbane, Queensland Museum is giving you a rare honour to be part of history and name a new species of spider.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane travels to Townsville!

    21 March 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Indulge your passion for science when the World Science Festival Brisbane blasts into Townsville for two events on March 26 and 27.
  • Queensland Museum researcher part of landmark coral bleaching study

    15 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A Queensland Museum Network scientist has been part of a landmark study into coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef released today in the prestigious journal Nature.
  • Let's go on an Outback Safari these April school holidays

    14 March 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Grab your safari hat and make your way to The Workshops Rail Museum this school holidays for hands-on animal themed activities and the exciting new exhibition A Room for Wild Animals.
  • Extraordinary women of science celebrated at World Science Festival Brisbane

    08 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    World Science Festival Brisbane will shine a spotlight on the achievements of some of the brilliant women of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) following International Women’s Day on 8 March.
  • Travel to the depths of space at Queensland Museum

    03 March 2017 - Queensland Museum

    Journey to the farthest reaches of the Sun’s planetary domain at Queensland Museum through the stunning photographic exhibition, Michael Benson’s Otherworlds: Visions of our Solar System, which opens on 4 March 2017.
  • Brisbane’s moving heritage experience Steam Train Sunday returns

    28 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    All aboard! Passengers can travel in vintage style with the return of the monthly The Workshops Rail Museum’s Steam Train Sunday on 5 March 2017.
  • New events and programs added to World Science Festival Brisbane

    22 February 2017 - Queensland Museum

    The full World Science Festival Brisbane program has been released, bringing a stellar line up of science stars and thought provoking events to Brisbane’s Cultural Precinct from 22 – 26 March 2017.
  • Snakes in the laundry and other migrant hostel horrors

    13 February 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Snakes in the laundry, dreary meals of mutton and a British reluctance to shower are just some of the memories shared in the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s latest exhibition, A Place to Call Home? Migrant hostel memories, a national touring exhibition developed and presented by the National Archives of Australia, which opens on 18 February 2017.
  • Innovative museum program encourages artists to unsettle traditions

    10 February 2017 - Queensland Museum

    A new artists-in-residence program at Queensland Museum will see Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people draw on the State Collection to inspire works of film, street and visual art, music and theatre.
  • All aboard the authentic heritage experience Grandchester Express

    07 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    History and train buffs are invited to join us as we recreate Queensland’s first rail journey to historic Grandchester Station.
  • New taxidermy exhibition set to be unleashed in Ipswich first

    06 February 2017 - The Workshops Rail Museum

    Get up close and personal with twenty large taxidermy specimens in the exhibition A Room for Wild Animals at The Workshops Rail Museum from 25 February 2017.
  • Queensland Museum to host Ancient Rome’s finest in exclusive exhibition

    22 January 2017 - Queensland Museum

    In an Australian exclusive, Queensland Museum will host the might and power of Ancient Rome when Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum opens on 23 June 2017.
  • 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.
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