Past events

Discover More Talk - Be snake smart this season
08 November 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Herpetologist Gavin Kriesel will host a display of live snakes and explain how to be snake smart if you encounter one this season. The free public talk is part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland's Discover More Talk series.
Discover More Talk - Be snake smart this season
Grand designs in miniature - the Bryozoa
15 November 2011 12:00 PM - 01 January 2012 05:00 PM
To mark the launch of the new scientific photography display Grand Designs in Miniature: The Bryozoa, Dr Kevin Tilbrook the Museum’s BHP Billiton – CReefs Fellow will give a free public talk on Tuesday 15 November at 12pm.

Dr Tilbrook is an internationally recognised authority on the Bryozoa, with particular expertise in the Bryozoa of southwest Pacific coral reefs. The Bryozoa are a group of sessile, filter-feeding, colonial animals found in all seas at all depths and are more commonly known as moss animals or lace corals.
Grand designs in miniature - the Bryozoa
Discover More Talk - From Little Things Big Things Grow
13 December 2011, 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
Karolina Kilian, assistant curator at the National Museum of Australia, will explore the issues involved in the development of the exhibition From Little Things Big Things Grow: Fighting for Indigenous Rights 1920-1970 in a free public lecture as part of the Museum of Tropical Queensland's Discover More talk series.
Discover More Talk - From Little Things Big Things Grow
Creepy Crawlies Alive
03 January 2012 09:30 AM - 20 January 2012 05:00 PM
Discover the hidden world of North Queensland's marvellous minibeasts as part of the Creepy Crawlies Alive holiday program. There's something for everyone in this bumper program of activities, including a display of live creepy crawlies and plenty of craft for the children!
Creepy Crawlies Alive
Scinema - Festival of Science Film
13 August 2012 01:00 PM - 20 August 2012 03:00 PM
From Monday 13th to Monday 20th August the Museum of Tropical Queensland will be screening some of the best short science films of the year as part of Scinema.
Scinema - Festival of Science Film
Discover More Talks
14 August 2012, 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 Talk
11 September 2012, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover the birdlife of Heron Island with the museum’s own Jason Elliott in this month's talk.
Discover More Talk
Finders Keepers Holiday Program
22 September 2012 09:30 AM - 07 October 2012 05:00 PM
Celebrate the fun and magic of collecting during our Finders Keepers school holiday program.
Finders Keepers Holiday Program
Conservation Workshops
29 September 2012 11:00 AM - 13 November 2012 01:00 PM
These special conservation workshops will teach you how best to preserve, protect and display your precious objects.
Conservation Workshops
Collexpo
29 September 2012, 01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
The Collexpo is an opportunity to meet the collectors behind the To Have and To Hold expedition and hear about their prized collections.
Collexpo
Japan Festival 2012
21 October 2012
Turn a little bit Japanese at Townsville’s Australia Japan Society’s Japan Festival 2012 on Sunday 21 October, showcasing traditional and modern Japanese culture with a series of performances and workshops.
Japan Festival 2012
Charlotte molted Event
25 October 2012
Come,see and touch a Tarantula Molt!
Charlotte molted Event
Wantok Weekend
27 October 2012 - 28 October 2012
Embark on your own expedition into modern-day PNG during the Wantok Weekend with high energy singing, dancing and drumming and cultural demonstrations.
Wantok Weekend
Ric's new event
28 October 2012
This is an event that Ric is making up for training.
Ric's new event
Discover More Talk
30 October 2012, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more at the Museum of Tropical Queensland's monthly talk series.
Discover More Talk
Discover More Talk
30 October 2012, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more at the Museum of Tropical Queensland's monthly talk series.
Discover More Talk
Halloween party
31 October 2012
this is my Dad's birthday
Halloween party
Eve Event
02 November 2012 - 04 November 2012
This is an event all about Eve.
Eve Event
Discover More Talks in November - robots and outer space
13 November 2012 12:00 PM - 17 November 2012 01:00 PM
From robot-assisted coral research, to discoveries in outer space, the three talks in the Discover More Talk Series this week are out of this world.
Discover More Talks in November - robots and outer space
Astronomy talks by comet-discoverer, Thomas Bopp
17 November 2012, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Comet-discoverer, Thomas Bopp, presents two astronomy talks at the museum.
Astronomy talks by comet-discoverer, Thomas Bopp
Discover More Talk and Tour in December
11 December 2012 12:00 PM - 15 December 2012 01:00 PM
This month, Monash University Palaeontologist Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich will discuss her research in a free public talk and take visitors on a free guided tour of the Wildlife of Gondwana exhibition.
Discover More Talk and Tour in December
Discover More Talk in January 2013
08 January 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 AM
Discover more about the amazing fossil discoveries from around the Richmond region.
Discover More Talk in January 2013
Discover More Talk in February 2013
12 February 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover how real-life can be stranger than fiction in a free public talk about tongue-biting fish parasites at the Museum on Tuesday 12 February 2013 at 12noon.
Discover More Talk in February 2013
Discover More Talk
12 March 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about the colourful blend of cultures that make up today's Townsville in this presentation on Tuesday 12 March by the organisers of the Harmony Day celebration, which will be held at the Museum on Saturday 16 March.
Discover More Talk
Harmony Day
16 March 2013, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Craft activities, traditional song and dance performances and sweet tastes from different countries!
Harmony Day
Creepy Crawlies Alive!
30 March 2013 09:30 AM - 14 April 2013 05:00 PM
See some of North Queensland's weird and wonderful creeping, crawling creatures alive, right before your eyes at MTQ!
Creepy Crawlies Alive!
Win Your Own Prehistoric Creepy Crawly
30 March 2013 09:30 AM - 14 April 2013 05:00 PM
A new creepy crawly is on the loose at MTQ and we want your help to name it!
Win Your Own Prehistoric Creepy Crawly
Discover More Talk
08 April 2013 12:00 PM - 12 April 2013 01:00 PM
Dr Cris Burwell of the Queensland Museum visits the museum this week to share his knowledge of North Queensland insects.
Discover More Talk
Discover More Talk
20 April 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about palaeontology in this fascinating talk by world-renowned Professor Patricia Vickers-Rich, curator of Wildlife of Gondwana.
Discover More Talk
Discover More Talk
14 May 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about how your eyes work in this presentation by James Cook University physics lecturer John Daicopoulos.
Discover More Talk
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