Past events

Discover More Talks
13 April 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover More, our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon. The talks cover a wide range of subjects and are delivered by experts in the relevant field.
Discover More Talks
Discover More Talks
11 May 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover More, our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon. The talks cover a wide range of subjects and are delivered by experts in the relevant field.
Discover More Talks
Discover More Talks
08 June 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM

North Queensland dragonfly expert Dr Richard Rowe from James Cook University’s School of Marine and Tropical Biology will present a free talk on Tuesday 8 June 2010 at 12pm.


Dr Rowe is an expert on aggressive, predatory and mating behaviours of insects. His focus is on dragonflies but he has a strong interest in centipedes, scorpions, spiders and wasps.

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Dino Discoveries
28 June 2010 12:00 PM - 09 July 2010 01:00 PM
Visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland during the school holidays and take part in some of these Dino Discoveries holiday activities!
Dino Discoveries
Discover More
13 July 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon.
Indigenous Art
Trish Barnard from the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Cultures and Histories department will deliver a lecture on indigenous art as part of the museum’s commemoration of NAIDOC week.
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Discover More
10 August 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon.
Chinese-Australian history
Historian Sandi Robb of the Environmental Protection Agency will discuss Chinese-Australian history tying in with the museum’s visiting exhibition Queensland Dragon: Chinese in the North.
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Shipwrecked Story Writing Competition
23 August 2010 - 29 October 2010
Compose your own thrilling tale of life on the treacherous seas as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Shipwrecked story writing competition. Submit an entry for your opportunity to claim a prize for the most creative and exhilarating story.
Shipwrecked Story Writing Competition
Discover More
14 September 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon.
Celebrating International Year of Biodiversity
Professor Stephen Williams,Director of the Centre for Tropical Biodiversity and Climate Change Research at James Cook University, will talk about biodiversity in the International Year of Biodiversity.
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Shipwrecked School Holiday Program
20 September 2010 - 01 October 2010
Set sail for a shipwreck adventure at the Museum of Tropical Queensland these school holidays, 20 September – 1 October.
Shipwrecked School Holiday Program
Dress Like a Pirate Day
01 October 2010
Don your finest pirate garb as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland’s Dress Like a Pirate Day and be in the running to win a prize! Friday 1 October.
Dress Like a Pirate Day
Discover More
12 October 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon.
Symbols of Australia
Melissa Harper, lecturer in Australian Studies at the University of Queensland and co-author of the book Symbols of Australia, will visit the museum to discuss some of Australia’s iconic symbols during the showing of the visiting Symbols of Australia display.
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Discover More
09 November 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon.
Discover More
Discover More
14 December 2010, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Our series of monthly lectures, are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12noon.
Cyclones!
Greg Connor from the Bureau of Meteorology will kick off cyclone season with a lecture on one of North Queensland’s most fearsome natural phenomena.
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Creepy Crawlies Alive
04 January 2011 09:30 AM - 21 January 2011 05:00 PM
Discover the hidden world of North Queensland's marvellous minibeasts in Creepy Crawlies Alive! See dozens of creeping crawling creatures alive right before your eyes. In January 2011, the Museum of Tropical Queensland will be buzzing with things to see and do, including a fun program of creepy crawly craft, games and activities.
Creepy Crawlies Alive
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08 March 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The public will get a glimpse of the suspect side of criminal interrogations in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 8 March from 12 to 1pm.
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SS Yongala: Centenary on the Seabed 1911-2011
24 March 2011, 06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
A free public lecture presented by Museum of Tropical Queensland. Join Queensland Museum’s Maritime Archaeologist and Curator Ed Slaughter as he explores the myths, mysteries and truths surrounding the loss and finding of SS Yongala.
SS Yongala: Centenary on the Seabed 1911-2011
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12 April 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Hear the firsthand story of the discovery of kosmoceratops in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 April from 12 to 1pm.
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Enchanted Rainforest holiday fun
18 April 2011 09:30 AM - 21 April 2011 05:00 PM
Join in the fun at the Enchanted Rainforest these school holidays. Meet an aboriginal guide and learn about bush tucker and bush medicine.
Enchanted Rainforest holiday fun
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10 May 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Dr Claire Brennan from James Cook University will give a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 10 May from 12 to 1pm.
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Night of the Humanoids
03 June 2011, 06:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Night of the Humanoids
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14 June 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Get a dispatch from the cane toad front line in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 14 June from 12 to 1pm.
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Dino Discoveries 2011
27 June 2011 09:30 AM - 08 July 2011 05:00 PM
Become a junior paleontologist at the Museum of Tropical Queensland's Dino Discoveries holiday program. Meet Dinomite, our VERY OWN dinosaur! Dig for fossils, enjoy games, listen to storytelling and more. 27 June - 8 July 2011.
Dino Discoveries 2011
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12 July 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Chad Buxton from the Museum of Tropical Queensland will give a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 July from 12pm to 1pm.
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Discover more talks
12 July 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The museum's own Trish Barnard will give a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 12 July from 12 to 1pm.
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Discover more talks
09 August 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Dr Kevin Tilbrook will introduce you to the world of bryozoa in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 9 August from 12 to 1pm.
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Discover more talk
09 August 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Bird enthusiasts and museum volunteers Beth Snewin and Julia Hazel will give a presentation on taxidermy on Tuesday 9 August at 12pm.
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Back to Front at the Museum
16 August 2011 10:00 AM - 19 August 2011 12:00 PM
Staff and volunteers from the museum will demonstrate their work in a special glimpse at what goes on behind the scenes at the museum!
Back to Front at the Museum
National Science Week Lecture
16 August 2011, 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Award winning physiologist Professor Michael Cowley will deliver a free public lecture at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 16 August at 3pm.
National Science Week Lecture
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13 September 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Permaculture advocate Leon Van Wyk will reveal how you can grow organic sustainable veggies and more in a free talk at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Tuesday 13 September at 12 noon.
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Monsters in Motion
19 September 2011 09:30 AM - 30 September 2011 05:00 PM
Take part in some monstrous holiday activities as part of our Monsters in Motion holiday program.
Monsters in Motion
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