Past events

Discover Queensland
01 January 2009 - 22 May 2016
Exhibition closing Sunday 22 May 2016. Discover Queensland presents objects, photographs and stories that capture the history, geography and social fabric of Queensland. There are stunning images, state-of-the-art technology, children's interactives and fascinating Queensland stories - all encouraging us to get out and discover our wonderful State.
Discover Queensland
Coral Coast
01 January 2009 - 22 May 2016
Exhibition closing Sunday 22 May 2016. Queensland is home to the Great Barrier Reef as well as six of the world’s seven marine turtle species, 20 of the world’s 54 sea snake species and the saltwater crocodile. Take a journey under the sea and explore life with our marine reptiles.
Coral Coast
Imagination Factory: Invent & Play
19 December 2009 - 12 December 2010
Feed your imagination with our new interactive exhibition from Questacon that celebrates basic mechanical tools and simple machines. The gears of your mind will be spinning with new ways to think about the mechanical world around you.
Imagination Factory: Invent & Play
Chenaya Bancroft-Davis
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Chenaya Bancroft-Davis
Medieval Themed Weekend
28 January 2010, 02:11 PM - 02:11 PM
Explore or experience all things Medieval, from facts and fiction to fashion and folklore.
Look for our series of themed weekends between January and March, 2016.
Medieval Themed Weekend
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
17 February 2010 - 12 July 2010
A breathtaking look at the art and science of collecting. Take the opportunity to view some of our most prized insect collections. Their extraordinary arrangements of colour and form will amaze you as they have past generations of Queenslanders.
The Butterfly Man of Kuranda
Bloom: Wildflowers of Greater Brisbane
20 February 2010 - 19 September 2010
A garden of wildflowers surrounds Brisbane. Our new photography exhibition highlights some of the most beautiful plants in our back yard.
Bloom: Wildflowers of Greater Brisbane
Balloon Show
09 March 2010 - 25 June 2010
Take your seat and participate in one of our live science theatre shows. Explore scientific concepts. Take part in demonstrations. Bring everyday science to life!
Balloon Show
Wild Discovery
03 April 2010 - 11 April 2010
Join us for a wild discovery during the April Holidays. Explore our animal exhibitions, The Butterfly Man of Kuranda, Museum Zoo, Endangered Species and Marine Reptiles.
Wild Discovery
Our Story Your Story
07 April 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
05 May 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Biodiversity through time
In this talk the geological perspective of biodiversity will be examined. Patterns of biodiversity through geological time demonstrate both the fragility and the resilience of life and the importance of understanding whole ecosystems.
Our Story Your Story
Search for the Centaur
11 May 2010, 06:45 PM - 08:00 PM
Our Historic Shipwrecks Officer Ed Slaughter will discuss the historical background and provide an eye-witness account of the successful search for the wreck of The Australian Hospital Ship Centaur.
A very special presentation in the Our Story Your Story series.
Search for the Centaur
People from the Past
15 May 2010 - 23 May 2010
Survey archaeological remains using the People from the Past trail. Follow this self-guided trail through the museum to discover archaeological artefacts on display.
A special trail as part of National Archaeology Week 2010.
People from the Past
Kenniff Cave on display
16 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
Artefacts that revolutionised the Australian public's appreciation of the country's Aboriginal past.
Closing 10 July.
Kenniff Cave on display
The early archaeological research of Skertchly
16 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
A past display documenting Professor Sydney Skertchly's pioneering work demonstrating the existence of ancient humans many hundreds of millennia ago.
On display as part of National Archaeology Week 2010.
The early archaeological research of Skertchly
Museum Zoo
17 May 2010 - 15 July 2011
An awesome array of over 700 prehistoric and modern animals on parade. Take a walk on the wild side with creatures let loose from the Museum's world-class Biodiversity Collection - from the tiniest to the tallest and all sorts in between. Exhibition closing before the end of July 2011.
Museum Zoo
Moving: Wheels, Wind, Water
17 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
View the planes flown by Bert Hinkler, personal items of Sir Charles Kingsford Smith, and learn how Queenslanders used to travel.
Moving: Wheels, Wind, Water
Endangered species
17 May 2010 - 10 July 2011
Queensland has many different kinds of native plants and animals. Each known as a species. Some of our species have been lost forever. They have become extinct. Others are threatened. These are in danger of becoming extinct if they cannot be managed successfully. Exhibtion closing 10 July 2011.
Endangered species
Archaeology at the Museum
17 May 2010 11:30 AM - 21 May 2010
How do archaeologists reconstruct human activity from the fragments left behind centuries ago?
Join a Queensland Museum archaeologist for a tour of archaeological findings on display within the museum.
A special tour as part of National Archaeology Week 2010.
Archaeology at the Museum
The Colonial Goldfields: Visions & revisions
19 May 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Celebrate National Archaeology Week with a public talk exploring Queensland's goldfields by Dr Kate Quirk.
A special presentation in the Our Story Your Story series and as part of National Archaeology Week 2010.
The Colonial Goldfields: Visions & revisions
Exposed! The story of swimwear
22 May 2010 - 08 August 2010
From neck-to-knee to next to nothing! Exposed! the story of swimwear highlights the designs and designers, past and present, at the forefront of Australian swimwear fashion.
Exposed! The story of swimwear
Our Story Your Story
02 June 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Fashion from the Fringe: The Aussie Cossie
Join us to trace the career of the modern swimsuit, and discover how Australia has influenced the design direction of the swimsuit in the 20th century and beyond to create a distinctly Australian niche in global fashion. Discover how the bikini is still making shock waves.
Our Story Your Story
Out of the Box
08 June 2010 - 14 June 2010
We present Flutterby and Eye Spy Insects as part of Out of the Box, QPAC's festival for children 8 years and under.
Out of the Box
Exposed! After Dark
18 June 2010, 05:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join us After Dark to see our new exhibition Exposed! the Story of Swimwear and stay for a fashion showcase of some of Brisbane’s up and coming young designers, a fascinating panel discussion and music.
Exposed! After Dark
Insectarium
28 June 2010 - 09 July 2010
Come face to face with colourful insects as you enter a world of discovery filled with colour and pattern in the Insectarium. Look closely at insects with Magnify, become an Insect Artist or create My Butterfly. Hunt for insects across the Museum with Eye Spy Insects and uncover Wonderful Wings and camouflaged creatures in the ICentre.
Insectarium
Our Story Your Story
07 July 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Celebrating NAIDOC
Bob Weatherall is a high profile Aboriginal leader with significant cultural knowledge. He is chair of the Centre for Indigenous Cultural Policy in Brisbane and has campaigned for many years to bring Aboriginal Ancestral remains home from overseas.
Our Story Your Story
Paper Show
19 July 2010 - 10 December 2010
Battle in a paper tug of war, explore strength as you take on the paper bridge challenge, discover a piece of paper with only one side or even step though a piece of paper! Blast off with paper rockets and more.
Paper Show
The Last Days of Burke & Wills
04 August 2010 - 05 December 2010
In an era of exploration, the Burke and Wills Expedition set out from Melbourne to chart an inland route to the Gulf of Carpentaria. The land the party crossed was, for them, an empty void; unknown, unchartered and unoccupied. It was a journey of discovery and desperation.
The Last Days of Burke & Wills
Our Story Your Story
04 August 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
The Last Days of Burke and Wills
Recent archaeological fieldwork recovered a number of artefacts from a remote Queensland site. Is this evidence from the last days of Burke and Wills? Hear more about the expedition and what was uncovered.
Our Story Your Story
Science Works!
14 August 2010 - 21 August 2010
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Queensland Museum brings the laboratory to the gallery floor. Queensland Museum scientists will showcase careers in science; current research and demonstrate ‘Scientists doing Science’ on the gallery floors.
Science Works!
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