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Events & exhibitions

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Current Exhibitions

A Ticket to Paradise?

Museum of Tropical Qld

This touring exhibition examines the rich diversity of Australian immigrants and the government’s ambitious plans after World War II to encourage mass migration.

Evolution: Torres Strait Masks

Museum of Tropical Qld

An exhibition celebrating the rich and continuing history of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait).

Pandora Gallery

Museum of Tropical Qld

The main attraction at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, the Pandora Gallery tells the story of the ill-fated HMS Pandora, the ship sent by British Admiralty to capture the Bounty and her mutinous crew in 1790.

Colour - Secret Language of the Reef

Museum of Tropical Qld

Explores how coral and marine creatures on the Great Barrier Reef use colour, light, patterns and textures to communicate.

Enchanted Rainforest

Museum of Tropical Qld

Learn more about a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.

Tonka the bare-nosed wombat

Museum of Tropical Qld

Following his untimely death, an international outpouring of grief and restoration works in Brisbane, Tonka the bare-nosed wombat returns to Townsville for display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland in December 2017.

Museum of Tropical Qld

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Upcoming Events

  • Discover More Talks 2018

    09 February 2018 12:00 PM - 13 November 2018 01:00 PM

    Discover more about the world around us in this long-running talk series.

  • World Science Festival Brisbane Townsville Program

    25 March 2018 09:30 AM - 26 March 2018 05:00 PM

    In March Townsville residents will enjoy a range of free fun science events, from Sunday 25 to Monday 26 March with the return of the World Science Festival Brisbane program.

  • Creepy Crawlies Alive!

    31 March 2018 - 16 April 2018

    Creepy Crawlies Alive! returns these Easter holidays bigger and better than ever before.

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