Past events

Discover More Talk
11 June 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about "voluntourism" in this talk by MTQ conservator Sue Valis, who recently spent her holiday building homes in Cambodia.
Discover More Talk
Camo Kids Holiday Program
22 June 2013 09:30 AM - 07 July 2013 05:00 PM
Enlist in a hands-on holiday program for kids of all ages and learn about life in the Australian Army, meet real soldiers, inspect Army vehicles and weapons and discover the military history of our Townsville units.
Camo Kids Holiday Program
Discover More Talk
09 July 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Join Amanda Pontifex, curator of the Army Museum of North Queensland, to Discover More about Townsville's rich military history.
Discover More Talk
Conservation Workshops
04 August 2013 11:00 AM - 15 September 2013 01:00 PM
Learn how to preserve your heirlooms and collections with the museum's conservator, Sue Valis, in this series of workshops.
Conservation Workshops
Scinema
10 August 2013 12:00 PM - 18 August 2013 02:00 PM
The Scinema International Festival of Science Film promotes science and the arts across the nation as part of National Science Week.
Scinema
Discover More Talk
13 August 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover More About surveying the deep sea for new coral species when Dr Paul Muir of the museum gives an update on his underwater robotic research.
Discover More Talk
Discover More Talk
10 September 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The museum's Robert De Jong takes us on a journey two billion years in the making, exploring the origins and occurrences of impact craters.
Discover More Talk
Making Tracks
21 September 2013 09:30 AM - 07 October 2013 05:00 PM
Get toot-tooting down to the Museum of Tropical Queensland and discover the magic of trains with hands-on construction projects, puzzles, dress-ups, talks and more!
Making Tracks
Discover More Talk
08 October 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Dr Glen Chilton of James Cook University will discuss extinction in this month's Discover More Talk.
Discover More Talk
Japan Day
27 October 2013, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
The Museum of Tropical Queensland is hosting Townsville’s Australia Japan Society’s Japan Festival 2012, showcasing traditional and modern Japanese culture with a series of performances and workshops.
Japan Day
Cyclone talks on Sundays
03 November 2013 12:30 PM - 24 November 2013 01:30 PM
The Museum is marking the launch of its new cyclone exhibition, Come Hell or High Water, with a series of expert talks on the subject at 12.30pm each Sunday in November.
Cyclone talks on Sundays
Discover More Talk
12 November 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Doug Fraser of the Townsville Bureau of Meteorology will give a timely presentation on living with cyclones.
Discover More Talk
Discover More Talk
10 December 2013, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
With the sesquicentenary of European settlement approaching, distinguished local historian Dorothy Gibson-Wilde will offer her insights into the early history of Townsville.
Discover More Talk
Dino-Rassic Park
14 December 2013 09:30 AM - 27 January 2014 05:00 PM
These school holidays the museum has been re-imagined as a dinosaur wildlife park presenting real live dinosaurs and the team of scientists and keepers who look after them.
Dino-Rassic Park
Discover More Talks
14 January 2014 12:00 PM - 09 December 2014 01:00 PM
Discover more during our free monthly talks on a wide range of topics.
Discover More Talks
Discover More Talk - January
14 January 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about "Indigenous kitsch" ...
Discover More Talk - January
Cyclone Closure
31 January 2014, 09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
The Museum of Tropical Queensland is closed today due to cyclonic activity.
Cyclone Closure
Discover More Talk - February
11 February 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about gravity ...
Discover More Talk - February
Fascinating Fossil Talk
18 February 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Learn how palaeontologists prepare and interpret fossils in this special talk.
Fascinating Fossil Talk
Creative Reef Installation
22 February 2014 09:30 AM - 31 August 2014 05:00 PM
This is your chance to help us create a coral reef in our Great Gallery to celebrate the amazing World Heritage listed wonder right on our doorstep.
Creative Reef Installation
Family Fun Weekend
01 March 2014 09:30 AM - 02 March 2014 05:00 PM
Bring the family to the museum for a weekend of fun activities.
Family Fun Weekend
Discover More Talk - March
16 March 2014, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Discover more about fashion at MTQ ...
Discover More Talk - March
Harmony Day Celebrations
22 March 2014, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The Museum will come alive with dance, song, demonstrations and food tastings as different cultural groups celebrate their heritage.
Harmony Day Celebrations
Harmony Day
22 March 2014, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
The museum will be full of song, dance, food and craft, as different local cultural groups show off their heritage on Harmony Day.
Harmony Day
Fashionistarz Holiday Program
05 April 2014 09:30 AM - 21 April 2014 05:00 PM
Channel your inner fashion designer these holiday!
Fashionistarz Holiday Program
Discover More Talk - April
08 April 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about Iran ...
Discover More Talk - April
The Mutiny on the Bounty - Hollywood vs History
30 April 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The story of the mutiny on the Bounty has everything a Hollywood blockbuster would ever need; but did they get it right? Join us for this entertaining presentation to find out.
The Mutiny on the Bounty - Hollywood vs History
The Mutiny on the Bounty - Hollywood vs History
04 May 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
The story of the mutiny on the Bounty has everything a Hollywood blockbuster would ever need; but did they get it right? Join us for this entertaining presentation to find out.
The Mutiny on the Bounty - Hollywood vs History
Win an exclusive preview of Colour: Secret Language of the Reef for your class
06 May 2014 12:30 AM - 15 May 2014 05:00 PM
Be the first class to explore Colour: Secret Language of the Reef before it opens to the public on Friday 30 May.
Win an exclusive preview of Colour: Secret Language of the Reef for your class
Discover More Talk - May
13 May 2014, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Discover more about corals of the deep reef ...
Discover More Talk - May
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