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  • Local research under joint appointments

    03 August 2016 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Queensland Museum Network and James Cook University have teamed up to deliver four new curatorial roles at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, and shared with the university in Townsville.
  • Cyclone Information

    20 February 2015 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    In response to the impact of cyclones Lam and Marcia on communities in north Queensland on Friday 20February the Queensland Museum is liaising with community museums and historicalsocieties across the region to provide advice and assistance.
  • Grace - the Exhibition

    06 September 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A stunning photographic exhibition exploring the unique relationship between art and sport will be on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland from 13 September to 10 November 2011.

    Grace – the Exhibition was developed by North Queensland’s contemporary dance company Dancenorth and the North Queensland Toyota Cowboys, and featured side by side images of rugby league action shots imitated by dancers.
  • Revealed: How your brain controls your body weight

    16 August 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    An award winning physiologist will deliver a free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland revealing the role our brains play in controlling body weight.

    Internationally recognised physiologist Professor Michael Cowley will deliver the lecture as part of National Science Week on Tuesday 16 August at 3pm.
  • Talking about taxonomy

    05 July 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 July at 12pm will reveal how new species are being described every day.

    The talk by Assistant Curator Chad Buxton of the Museum’s Tropical Biodiversity section, offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the way an unknown organism becomes a new species.
  • Roaring Dinos return to MTQ

    20 June 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    School holiday visitors to the Museum of Tropical Queensland can look forward to a palaeontological adventure with free activities planned for the whole family as part of Dino Discoveries from 25 June to 10 July.

    Visitors will have the opportunity to reacquaint themselves with the Museum’s mascot Dinomite, a life-size animatronics carnosaur, who will be roaming around the Museum at 11.30am and 2pm on weekdays.
  • Front line news from the cane toad invasion

    03 May 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Cane toad expert Dr Ben Phillips will give a despatch from the front lines of Australia’s cane toad invasion in a free public talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 14 June at 12pm.

    The talk, titled “Space, time, and cane toads: fascinating lessons from one of the world’s worst invaders” reveals some fascinating facts about our much-loathed backyard denizen.
  • The discovery of Kosmoceratops

    05 April 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Hear a first hand account of remarkable new dinosaur discoveries in the USA at a free public talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Tuesday 12 April at 12 noon.

    Guest speaker and James Cook University Lecturer Dr Eric Roberts was part of the team that uncovered never-before-seen dinosaur fossils in the United States.
  • Humanoid Discovery

    21 March 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Ever wondered how different body systems and organs function? From the seemingly simple process of breathing to how you digest food, the purpose of your skin, how hair grows, or how you identify smell?

    Humanoid Discovery, a travelling exhibition from Scitech Perth, is on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland until 11 July 2011.
  • Creepy Crawlies Alive 2011

    04 January 2011 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Tarantulas, giant cockroaches and scorpions will return to the Museum of Tropical Queensland as part of the Creepy Crawlies Alive school holiday program, 4 – 21 January 2011.
  • Rare diving helmet on display at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    10 December 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A rare heritage diving helmet manufactured in the 1840’s is now on display at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville.

    The ‘A. Siebe’ helmet, named after its manufacturer Christian Augustus Siebe, is believed to be one of the earliest examples of standard diving dress helmets and was recently donated to the Queensland Museum by private collectors Greg and Helen Langley of Hobart.
  • How to prepare for Cyclones at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    07 December 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Learn how to prepare for the coming cyclone season at a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 14 December from 12pm to 1pm.

    Dr Greg Connor, from the Bureau of Meteorology, will discuss tropical weather systems, including different cyclone categories and the potential impact of a tropical cyclone.
  • Tales of the High Seas has school students docking at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    29 November 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland brought out the inner pirate in local school students with a Shipwrecked-themed story writing competition and the winning entries are now on display at the Museum until 31 December.

  • Museum of Tropical Queensland Display Officer Returns from Norfolk Island

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Museum of Tropical Queensland display officer Phillip Smith has returned from Norfolk Island, where he created a replica of the Norfolk Island Museum’s treasured cannon from the infamous HMS Bounty.
  • Symbols of Australia exhibition opens in Townsville

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    What symbolises the Australian identity? For some it’s the kangaroo, for others it’s natural wonders like Uluru or man-made icons like the Sydney Harbour Bridge, some might even sum it up with Vegemite. Symbols of Australia, a travelling exhibition developed and presented by the National Museum of Australia, opens at the Museum of Tropical Queensland today.
  • Discover conservation at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The challenges of conserving biodiversity in an era of climate change will be addressed in the next Discover More series lecture by Professor Stephen Williams, Tuesday 14 September, 12 noon at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Get Shipwrecked at the Museum of Tropical Queensland!

    17 September 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Set sail to the Museum of Tropical Queensland for a shipwreck adventure these school holidays!
  • Chinese in the North Queensland Dragon: Chinese in the North

    19 July 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A new exhibition exploring the history of Chinese migrants in North Queensland opens at the Museum of Tropical Queensland, Monday 19 July.
  • Discover Indigenised Kitsch at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    16 July 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    When non-Indigenous Australians attempted to make Indigenous-themed souvenirs last century, the results could range from kitsch to offensive, says Trish Barnard from the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Outback Fossils come to the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    26 June 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Dino Discoveries holiday program will showcase a spectacular selection of real fossils from outback Queensland thanks to the support of the Australian Age of Dinosaurs Museum near Winton.
  • Dino Discoveries at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    16 June 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Get ready for adventure as the Museum of Tropical Queensland launches its Dino Discovery holiday program, 26 June – 12 July 2010.
  • Discover More about Antarctica at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    06 April 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The largest study ever undertaken to discover the deep marine life of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean - the Collaborative East Antarctic Marine Census - will be the subject of a free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 13 April at 12 noon.
  • Cassowary Preserved at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    24 March 2010 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    Volunteers working in the Museum of Tropical Queensland's taxidermy department have their hands full this week with the preservation of a large cassowary.
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland abuzz with creepy crawly fun!

    20 December 2009 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland will be buzzing with excitement in January when the museum's Creepy Crawlies Alive display and holiday program brings visitors up close to a menagerie of live North Queensland mini-beasts!
  • Earth Quest Exhibit Opens at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    14 December 2009 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    A new interactive science exhibit taking visitors on a voyage from the outer limits of the galaxy to the centre of the Earth opens on 17 December at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • New exhibitions coming to the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    04 November 2009 - Museum of Tropical Qld

    The Museum of Tropical Queensland will host three major exhibits over the next three months, Museum Director Peter McLeod announced today.
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