Events & activities

SparkLab's Maker Space
24 August 2020 - 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
SparkLab's Science Bar
01 December 2020 - 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
Little Learners Activities
29 May 2021 10:00 AM - 02 September 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
Feature Artisan
01 June 2021 - 31 August 2021
Joy Cook
Feature Artisan
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
Little Learners
16 July 2021 10:00 AM - 17 September 2021 10:45 AM
We are bringing the museum to life with our Little Learners object-based learning program.
Little Learners
Hand Made Under the Stars
20 July 2021 - 20 August 2021
Be part of our annual twilight artisan market
Hand Made Under the Stars
Curator Conversation
04 August 2021, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Hear from author Ian Waples
Curator Conversation
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
06 August 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
After Dark - SOLD OUT
06 August 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.
After Dark - SOLD OUT
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop - SOLD OUT
07 August 2021 - 08 August 2021
Make your own unique handcrafted fireside set
Blacksmithing Advanced Workshop - SOLD OUT
Free Entry for Locals Day
10 August 2021, 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM
On Tuesday 10 August 2021 entry is free for all Townsville residents as part of the monthly free days.
Free Entry for Locals Day
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
13 August 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
Celebrating Science: Trivia After Dark
13 August 2021, 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with a special ter-REEF-ic Trivia Night brought to you by Museum of Tropical Queensland and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority.
Celebrating Science: Trivia After Dark
Ipswich in Miniature
14 August 2021 - 17 October 2021
See Ipswich's iconic heritage buildings in miniature!
Ipswich in Miniature
Queensland Museum Trivia Night
19 August 2021
In celebration of National Science Week, grab a team of up to 4 and let your inner nerd out at our Queensland Museum Trivia Night.
Queensland Museum Trivia Night
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
20 August 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
Queensland Museum hits the streets
20 August 2021
On Friday 20 August Queensland Museum will hit the streets with a mobile pop-up museum.
Queensland Museum hits the streets
Blacksmithing Basics - SOLD OUT
21 August 2021 - 22 August 2021
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own set of blacksmithing tools
Blacksmithing Basics - SOLD OUT
Museum Torchlight Tours
27 August 2021 05:00 PM - 03 September 2021 09:00 PM
Take a tour of the museum by torchlight!
Museum Torchlight Tours
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
27 August 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: Under the Ocean
Trivia Night at the Museum
27 August 2021, 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
We're celebrating National Science Week!
Trivia Night at the Museum
Galvanized - A festival of heritage
27 August 2021 - 05 September 2021
Galvanized is the city's new festival of heritage, showcasing the best heritage experiences and events Ipswich has to offer and the museum is involved!
Galvanized - A festival of heritage
Steampunk Jewellery One Day Workshop
28 August 2021, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Re-imagine the Victorian period and create a futuristic piece of wearable art.
Steampunk Jewellery One Day Workshop
Foreigners on the Slide show
28 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
Craftsmanship, ingenuity, irreverence and the sometimes illicit creations of past workers.
Foreigners on the Slide show
Steampunk Jewellery One Day Workshop
29 August 2021, 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Re-imagine the Victorian period and create a futuristic piece of wearable art.
Steampunk Jewellery One Day Workshop
Museum Torchlight Tours
03 September 2021, 06:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Take a tour of the museum by torchlight!
Museum Torchlight Tours
Little Nippers: All aboard!
03 September 2021, 09:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Fun filled sessions for ages 2-6 years.
Little Nippers: All aboard!
A Night at the Museum - SOLD OUT
03 September 2021, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
A Night at the Museum - SOLD OUT
Blacksmithing Taster Workshop
04 September 2021, 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Learn the basics of blacksmithing and create your own custom S Hook or Bottle Opener in this three hour taster workshop.
Blacksmithing Taster Workshop
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