Enchanted Rainforest

Rainforests are the Earth's oldest living ecosystems. 

Learn more about one of our richly diverse, unique North Queensland environments in the Enchanted Rainforest featuring a huge quandong tree, hidden birds and other native animals.

Things to see and do:

  • Explore the rainforest floor - it may look like a jumble of leaves but it is home to many small inhabitants essential to the rainforest ecosystem.
  • Become a Rainforest Detective - how many animals can you spot amongst the leave and branches? 
  • See the giant Hercules Moth with the largest wingspan of any other moth in the world.
  • Learn about the Aboriginal artefacts and stories about how the Nwaigi people use the rainforest resources. 
  • Discover the habitat of the Southern Cassowary and how they play a vital part in the rainforest environment.
  • Understand what we can do help the environment and ensure the future conservation of these important ecosystems.

Introduce kids to the Museum, its objects and spaces in Beau's Buddies, every Tuesday and Thursday (during school terms) at 9.45am in the Enchanted Rainforest. Free with admission and ideal for children aged 6 and under.