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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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