Events & activities

SparkLab's Science Bar
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
Get up close with live science experiments and demonstrations where the audience get to ask questions, predict outcomes and direct part of the investigation. Science Bar programs change daily.
SparkLab's Science Bar
SparkLab's Maker Space
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
Imagine and design solutions to challenging questions posed at the Maker Space. Maker Space is included as part of your SparkLab ticket.
SparkLab's Maker Space
Daily Discoveries
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
Join us in the Discovery Centre every day at 11am and 2pm to discover something new.
Daily Discoveries
SparkLab's Science on a Sphere explorations
01 January 2021 - 31 December 2021
Explore over 570 datasets at your fingertips!
SparkLab's Science on a Sphere explorations
Sharing Stories of the Land, Sea and Sky
25 June 2021 - 25 April 2022
Reflect on what ‘home’ means to you as you weave your own ghost net creation and add your finished piece to the growing interactive landscape.
Sharing Stories of the Land, Sea and Sky
ARTefact Workshops
02 October 2021 - 30 October 2021
Be inspired by the work of ancient artisans as you design your own mosaic coaster or pottery object in these artistic workshops.
ARTefact Workshops
Little Learners
08 October 2021 - 10 December 2021
We are bringing the museum to life with our Little Learners object-based learning program.
Little Learners
Little Learners Activities
21 October 2021 10:00 AM - 25 November 2021 10:30 AM
Our littlest learners and their carers are invited to join us for a short series of special activities.
Little Learners Activities
Little Nippers: How does my garden grow?
29 October 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: How does my garden grow?
Curator Conversation
03 November 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Nick Hadnutt presents Boom and bust: the archaeology of a Queensland goldfield
Curator Conversation
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
05 November 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
Blacksmithing Basics - SOLD OUT
06 November 2021 - 07 November 2021
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools
Blacksmithing Basics - SOLD OUT
World Science Festival Queensland
06 November 2021 09:30 PM - 09 November 2021 04:00 PM
World Science Festival Queensland
Free Entry for Locals Day
09 November 2021
On Tuesday 9 November entry is free for all Townsville residents as part of the monthly free days.
Free Entry for Locals Day
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
12 November 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
SOLD OUT - After Dark
12 November 2021, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
As the sun goes down, the museum comes alive for a very special adults only (18+) After Dark where you can hit the road and explore the greatest wonders of the world.
SOLD OUT - After Dark
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
19 November 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
A Night at the Museum
19 November 2021, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Ever wondered what happens at the museum when the doors close, the sun goes down and the moon comes out?
A Night at the Museum
Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop - SOLD OUT
20 November 2021 - 21 November 2021
Extend your blacksmithing skills and create a knife or hatchet
Blacksmithing 2 Day Project Workshop - SOLD OUT
Hand Made Under the Stars
25 November 2021, 04:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Our annual twilight artisan market
Hand Made Under the Stars
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
26 November 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Aussie Animal Adventures
Bridle Making Workshop
27 November 2021 - 28 November 2021
Make your own bridle in this two day workshop
Bridle Making Workshop
Birding Through the Ages
28 November 2021, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
What do you know about Queensland’s amazing birdlife and the origins of bird watching in Australia?
Birding Through the Ages
Little Nippers: Let's explore the museum
03 December 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Let's explore the museum
A Night at the Museum
03 December 2021, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
Ever wondered what happens at the museum when the doors close, the sun goes down and the moon comes out?
A Night at the Museum
Rustic Furniture Workshop - SOLD OUT
04 December 2021 - 05 December 2021
Make a your own piece of furniture in this two day workshop
Rustic Furniture Workshop - SOLD OUT
Blacksmithing Basics - SOLD OUT
04 December 2021 - 05 December 2021
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools
Blacksmithing Basics - SOLD OUT
Little Nippers: Let's explore the museum
10 December 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Let's explore the museum
Day out with Thomas
27 December 2021 09:30 AM - 23 January 2022 04:00 PM
Make a day of it this Summer with entry to the museum and all exhibits included in your ticket. Bookings essential!
Day out with Thomas
Stained Glass Leadlighting
15 January 2022 - 16 January 2022
Make a beautiful stained glass leadlight panel in this two day workshop
Stained Glass Leadlighting
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