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  • Will the deep inherit the reef?

    11 October 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A team of researchers led by Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ) has revealed that corals living in deeper reefs could be vital in the global effort to save shallow coral reefs.
  • Australia’s first Horrible Histories® exhibition opening soon at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    12 September 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Batten down the hatches! A gruesome band of horrible pirates will be taking over the Museum of Tropical Queensland when it presents Horrible Histories – Pirates: The Exhibition from Saturday 16 September.
  • Award-winning Indigenous artists' first national touring exhibition premieres at MTQ

    30 August 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, will be the first venue in an extensive national tour of Manggan – gather, gathers, gathering, a travelling exhibition of Queensland contemporary Indigenous art by award-winning artists from the Girringun Aboriginal Arts Centre in Cardwell, from Saturday 9 September 2017.
  • Dive into the gritty story of the Australian pearling industry and its people

    28 August 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A new exhibition delving into the gritty human story of pearling and revealing insights into one of Australia’s oldest industries will open at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Saturday 2 September.
  • Dinosaurs stomp out of museum and into record books

    11 July 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    They have been extinct for 66 million years, but the overwhelming popularity of a herd of dinosaurs has helped the Museum of Tropical Queensland to stampede past previous visitation records.
  • Last days of the dinosaurs before they stampede out of Townsville

    19 June 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    This is your last chance to see twenty animated, life-size dinosaurs at the Museum of Tropical Queensland before their mass extinction on Sunday 9 July 2017.
  • Museum marks 30th anniversary

    06 June 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    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.
  • Museum assists in returning First Australian ancestral remains to Country

    02 May 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    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.
  • New scientists bring real world benefits to Townsville and beyond

    11 April 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    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.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane travels to Townsville!

    21 March 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Indulge your passion for science when the World Science Festival Brisbane blasts into Townsville for two events on March 26 and 27.
  • Snakes in the laundry and other migrant hostel horrors

    13 February 2017 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    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.
  • Bright sparks light up at new science clubs

    19 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Over 50 budding young scientists who took part in a pilot science club program delivered by the Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University will celebrate the club’s first successful season with a morning of robotics and cake during National Science Week.
  • Drones, droids and lasers invade Museum

    08 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Drones, droids and lasers are set to take over the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Wednesday, 17 August for a special family-friendly evening as part of National Science Week celebrations.
  • Local research under joint appointments

    03 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    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.
  • Constructive child's play built on brick bonanza

    13 June 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Kids of all ages will be inspired and challenged to create their own construction masterpieces from bridges to buildings, coral reefs to dinosaurs, using literally tons of LEGO bricks as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s exciting new school holiday program, Brick Kids.
  • A craft co-op in a disused school - the story behind Magnetic Museum

    07 June 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Discover more about Magnetic Museum’s 20 year evolution from craft co-operative to museum in a free talk by local historian Zanita Davies at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 July at 12pm.
  • Discover more about climate threats to the Reef

    29 February 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Coral reef expert Dr Katharina Fabricius from the Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS) will discuss the health and future of the Great Barrier Reef in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland at 12pm on Tuesday 8 March.
  • Cyclone Information

    20 February 2015 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    In response to the impact of cyclones Lam and Marcia on communities in north Queensland on Friday 20February the Queensland Museum is liaising with community museums and historicalsocieties across the region to provide advice and assistance.
  • Grace - the Exhibition

    06 September 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A stunning photographic exhibition exploring the unique relationship between art and sport will be on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland from 13 September to 10 November 2011.

    Grace – the Exhibition was developed by North Queensland’s contemporary dance company Dancenorth and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, and featured side by side images of rugby league action shots imitated by dancers.
  • Revealed: How your brain controls your body weight

    16 August 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    An award winning physiologist will deliver a free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland revealing the role our brains play in controlling body weight.

    Internationally recognised physiologist Professor Michael Cowley will deliver the lecture as part of National Science Week on Tuesday 16 August at 3pm.
  • Talking about taxonomy

    05 July 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 July at 12pm will reveal how new species are being described every day.

    The talk by Assistant Curator Chad Buxton of the Museum’s Tropical Biodiversity section, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the way an unknown organism becomes a new species.
  • Roaring Dinos return to MTQ

    20 June 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    School holiday visitors to the Museum of Tropical Queensland can look forward to a palaeontological adventure with free activities planned for the whole family as part of Dino Discoveries from 25 June to 10 July.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the Museum’s mascot Dinomite, a life-size animatronics carnosaur, who will be roaming around the Museum at 11.30am and 2pm on weekdays.
  • Front line news from the cane toad invasion

    03 May 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Cane toad expert Dr Ben Phillips will give a despatch from the front lines of Australia’s cane toad invasion in a free public talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 14 June at 12pm.

    The talk, titled “Space, time, and cane toads: fascinating lessons from one of the world’s worst invaders” reveals some fascinating facts about our much-loathed backyard denizen.
  • The discovery of Kosmoceratops

    05 April 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Hear a first hand account of remarkable new dinosaur discoveries in the USA at a free public talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Tuesday 12 April at 12 noon.

    Guest speaker and James Cook University Lecturer Dr Eric Roberts was part of the team that uncovered never-before-seen dinosaur fossils in the United States.
  • Humanoid Discovery

    21 March 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Ever wondered how different body systems and organs function? From the seemingly simple process of breathing to how you digest food, the purpose of your skin, how hair grows, or how you identify smell?

    Humanoid Discovery, a travelling exhibition from Scitech Perth, is on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland until 11 July 2011.
  • Creepy Crawlies Alive 2011

    04 January 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Tarantulas, giant cockroaches and scorpions will return to the Museum of Tropical Queensland as part of the Creepy Crawlies Alive school holiday program, 4 – 21 January 2011.
  • Rare diving helmet on display at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    10 December 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A rare heritage diving helmet manufactured in the 1840’s is now on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville.

    The ‘A. Siebe’ helmet, named after its manufacturer Christian Augustus Siebe, is believed to be one of the earliest examples of standard diving dress helmets and was recently donated to the Queensland Museum by private collectors Greg and Helen Langley of Hobart.
  • How to prepare for Cyclones at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    07 December 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Learn how to prepare for the coming cyclone season at a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 14 December from 12pm to 1pm.

    Dr Greg Connor, from the Bureau of Meteorology, will discuss tropical weather systems, including different cyclone categories and the potential impact of a tropical cyclone.
  • Tales of the High Seas has school students docking at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    29 November 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland brought out the inner pirate in local school students with a Shipwrecked-themed story writing competition and the winning entries are now on display at the Museum until 31 December.

  • Museum of Tropical Queensland Display Officer Returns from Norfolk Island

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Museum of Tropical Queensland display officer Phillip Smith has returned from Norfolk Island, where he created a replica of the Norfolk Island Museum’s treasured cannon from the infamous HMS Bounty.
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