Monsters in Motion

Visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland during the school holidays and take part in some of these monstrous activities!

Monster trail

9:30am-5pm daily
Follow the monster ‘eyes’ in search of monstrous creatures!

Monster mash

9:30am-5pm daily
Flesh out our monster head with modelling clay or mould your own plasticine monster and add it to the Monster Wall of Fame. Supervision required.

Little monsters play area

9:30am-5pm daily
A space for littlies to learn about monsters through play. Lots of puzzles, toys and games. Guardian supervision required. Ages 0-5.

Monster craft

9:30-5pm daily
Colour, cut and create monsters at our craft tables.

Moulding and casting

Mon, Wed & Fri 10-11am
A chance to see first-hand some of the model making techniques shown in the ‘How to make a Monster’ exhibition as our preparator moulds and casts museum objects


Mon-Fri 11:30am
MTQ’s very own monster - he’s big, he’s scary and he’s on the loose!

Stop-motion: Bring a monster to life!

Tues 20 & Tues 27 Sep 10am-12noon
Become a movie producer! Bring your own monster creation to life with stop-motion movie technology. This activity brought to you by the NQSEC team. Bookings required 4726 0600. Cost $13.00 (including CD with movie download). Ages 9-15.

Sand art

Mon-Fri 10am-2pm
Create your own monster masterpiece using templates and coloured sand. Cost $3.50 per card – payment straight to Polly’s Craft. Ages 5-12.


Mon-Fri 2pm
Say “hi” to our cuddly mascot, Beau, the big, beautiful, blue Ulysses butterfly!


19-23 September

Make a Monster

Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 10-11am & 12-1pm
Discover a world of weird animals as you make your own monster. Bookings required 4726 0600. Ages 5-12.

Monster storytime

Wed 21 Sep 10.30am
Scary monster stories kindly brought to you by Citylibraries, Townsville. Ages 2-5.



26-30 September

Monster Parade

Mon, Wed, Thur & Fri 10-11am & 12:00-1pm
Have your face painted and don our dress ups for a monster parade through the museum. Bookings required 4726 0600. Ages 5-12.

Event Details

19 September 2011 09:30 AM - 30 September 2011 05:00 PM
Great Gallery
Free with Admission
Costs apply for: $3.50 per art card for monster sand art $13.00 for the Stop: motion activity.

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