Creepy Crawlies Alive!

Saturday 31 March – Monday 15 April

Families are invited to get up close to some of North Queensland’s creepiest creatures, join a Museum expert to learn about (or even hold) some unique insects, participate in special weaving workshops and even have a munch on a bug or two!

Everyday events

Creepy Crawlies Alive! Bug House
It is an all-star insect line- up in the Bug House with live Giant Burrowing Cockroaches, a Rainforest Scorpion, Australian Rainforest Millipedes, Rhinoceros Beetles, Praying Mantids and more!

Insectarium Photo Exhibition
Marvel at the intricate detail and beauty of insects in this extraordinary exhibition of photographs of Queensland Museum insect specimens—from the scales on a butterfly wing to the eyes of a fly.

Creepy Crawlies Sensory Trail
Find the five sensory stations throughout the museum to compare the way humans and insects and spiders see, hear, touch, taste and smell.

Creepy Crawly Craft
Cut, colour and glue an insect to ‘feed’ to our giant spider on its huge web.

Insect Pairs Memory Game
How many insect pairs can you match? Have fun with your family on this fun matching game.

Special Events

Edible Bugs
11am, 12:30 and 2pm
Monday – Friday each week
Sample a crispy cooked creepy critter and learn how they may be the future for feeding a hungry world.

‘Keeper’ Talks and Insect Feeding
10am & 11.30am
Tuesday 3 April – Friday 6 April
Join a museum expert to learn about (or even hold) some of our live creepy crawlies and see how they are fed.

Venomous Snakes Show
10am & 11:30am
Monday 9 April – Friday 13 April
Meet Ranger Dan from Hands on Wildlife when he introduces you to some of Australia’s deadliest snakes.

Palm Leaf Weaving Workshop
10am – 11am
Tuesday 3 April & Wednesday 4 April
Learn how to weave a palm leaf snake (and other creepy critters) with master weaver Alice Hunai. Suitable for ages 8 years and older
$5.00 per participant (excludes general Museum admission).
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.
Bookings required, please phone 4726 0600. Limit 16 participants per session.

Beau the Butterfly and Professor Pinboard
Various times
Monday – Friday each week
Will Beau the Butterfly escape the net of Professor Pinboard, or will he become a permanent part of the Professor’s insect collection? Keep an eye out—Beau might need your help.



Event Details

31 March 2018 - 16 April 2018