Permanent exhibitions

Our permanent exhibitions showcase aspects of the natural and cultural heritage of North Queensland.

Ancient Seas and Reefs
Learn about the giant creatures who ruled Queensland's ancient inland sea.
Ancient Seas and Reefs
At Home in the Tropics
Explore the Tropics and their natural treasures
At Home in the Tropics
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Explores how coral and marine creatures on the Great Barrier Reef use colour, light, patterns and textures to communicate.
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Discover Tropical Queensland
Explore the environments of North Queensland through time, and get an insight into its incredible natural wonders.
Discover Tropical Queensland
Enchanted Rainforest
Learn more about and explore a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.
Enchanted Rainforest
Heritage of Helmets
One of the most significant collections of diving heritage on display in Australia.
Heritage of Helmets
Pandora
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.
Pandora
Sciencentre
Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre
Sciencentre
The Deep Sea
Discover the mysterious and bizarre creatures of the deep seas.
The Deep Sea
The Great Gallery
Visit the Great Gallery and be awed by the incredible replica of HMS Pandora
The Great Gallery
Tonka the bare-nosed wombat
Visit the famous bare-nosed wombat and discover his incredible story.
Tonka the bare-nosed wombat
Your Shipwreck Adventure
Explore the mystery of a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck in this interactive exhibition, purpose built for young children.
Your Shipwreck Adventure
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