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  • Iconic reef giants not immune to climate’s harmful touch

    14 December 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Scientists from Museum of Tropical Queensland, James Cook University and National University of Singapore have shown that new research and conservation strategies are crucial in order to protect one of the reef’s most popular attractions – the giant clam.
  • Connections across a vast sea explored in new exhibition

    10 December 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    In a world-first, new evidence of expansive voyaging and cultural interactions across the Coral Sea will be revealed in an original exhibition premiering at Museum of Tropical Queensland on Saturday 11 December 2021.
  • Great minds think alike to preserve iconic Australian shipwreck

    01 November 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University, together in a partnership first, are bringing together two disciplines of science - coral research and maritime archaeology – to map one of the most historic shipwrecks in Australian waters.
  • Museum connects to land and sea with art and artefact

    07 June 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland has unveiled new artwork by local Indigenous artist Jumbo Prior and a display of objects from the former Townsville Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Centre (TATSICC) to complete its impressive foyer renovation.
  • Museum seizes the day with new Ancient Rome exhibition

    12 May 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Step back in time and discover the legacy of the great Roman Empire when Museum of Tropical Queensland welcomes Ancient Rome: The Empire that Shaped the World exhibition on Saturday 15 May 2021.
  • Treasured collections unveiled in new exhibition

    08 May 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    The stories behind some of the extraordinary objects within Queensland Museum Network’s collection will take centre stage in a new travelling exhibition Antiquities Revealed opening at Museum of Tropical Queensland on Saturday 8 May.
  • Understanding coral reefs takes more than meets the eye

    23 April 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Reef research at Museum of Tropical Queensland has been bolstered by the welcome addition of a new phylogeneticist, increasing the museum’s focus on investigating coral biodiversity.
  • Museum set to explode back on the scene with a celebration of science

    12 February 2021 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland will re-open its doors with a bang this May to coincide with World Science Festival Queensland’s return to Townsville for an action-packed, free community day exploring the wonders of science.
  • Across land and sea - thinking outside the box in the fight against climate change

    17 June 2020 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    What do reef corals and eucalypt tree eco-systems have in common? They are both on the ‘frontline’ when it comes to climate change impacts.
  • Museum taking the inside out during extended closure period

    03 June 2020 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Townsville’s award winning Museum of Tropical Queensland will remain closed until early 2021 as it undergoes major internal and external construction works.
  • Citizen science key in solving fishy mystery

    13 December 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland and citizen science project REDMAP are joining forces to encourage people to help scientists map fish movements along the Great Barrier Reef and across Australia.
  • New volcanic world reveals the key to reef rejuvenation

    11 December 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Coral researchers from Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University have discovered how the reefs and marine environment, around one of the world’s newest islands, were able to regenerate after a natural disaster.
  • New study reveals big challenge for little local squid

    04 December 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A new study by marine researchers from Museum of Tropical Queensland and James Cook University has revealed how rising carbon dioxide levels in the ocean will almost halve the reproduction output of a unique species of squid.
  • Become a hero at the new Rescue Exhibition!

    26 November 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A burning building and a wave rescue has all the makings of a movie blockbuster, but in a Museum of Tropical Queensland twist, the nail-biting scenarios will be brought together in a new interactive and hands-on exhibition called Rescue, opening on Saturday 30 November.
  • Replacement roof works at the Museum of Tropical Queensland

    25 November 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland in Townsville will be undergoing replacement roof works from mid November 2019 until approximately late May 2020
  • Local scientist digs his teeth into 100-year-old fossil mystery

    20 September 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland palaeontologist, Dr Espen Knutsen has helped piece together the answer to a 100-year-old fossil puzzle thanks to modern technology.
  • Unlocking new stories from HMS Pandora

    26 August 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland will unveil a new object from the wreck of HMS Pandora at a special talk on Wednesday 28 August to commemorate the sinking of the ship 228 years ago.
  • Queensland Museum Network launches into National Science Week with more missions, more science!

    05 August 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Pop up museums, roving scientists, space talks, a sleepover at the museum and science comedy debates, will all be part of Queensland Museum Network’s events to celebrate National Science Week 10 – 18 August 2019.
  • Deepest reef coral in the world discovered

    14 May 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland Honorary Professor Michel Pichon is part of the team to discover the world’s deepest mesephotic coral, Leptoseris hawaiiensis at -172 metres.

  • New exhibition reveals why museums hold the key to protecting our natural world

    04 April 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A new exhibition showcasing Queensland Museum Network’s vast specimen collection, past scientific discoveries and vital future research opens at Museum of Tropical Queensland on Saturday 6 April 2019.
  • Museum of Tropical Queensland is open with free entry until Sunday

    06 February 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland has re-opened to the public and offering free entry until Sunday, 10 February 2019.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane returns to Townsville for some serious science fun

    31 January 2019 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Science will come to life at Museum of Tropical Queensland when the World Science Festival Brisbane regional program heads to Townsville on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 March.
  • A world of science fun and discovery at the new Sciencentre

    12 December 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Visitors to Museum of Tropical Queensland will be able to reveal their budding inner scientist when the new permanent discovery zone, Sciencentre opens on Saturday 15 December.
  • Secrets of dinosaur survival on show in new cutting-edge exhibition

    29 May 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival explores the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models and fossil casts that visitors can touch, and exhibits with close-to-life-sized murals of all the protagonist species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours.
  • Celebrate International Museum Day with FREE entry and events at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    15 May 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Museum of Tropical Queensland will be celebrating International Museum Day on Friday 18 May and visitors get to join in the fun with FREE entry, activities and special talks for everyone.
  • World Science Festival Brisbane coming to North Queensland!

    21 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    World Science Festival Brisbane heads to North Queensland on 25 and 26 March 2018 for a series of sizzling science events in Townsville, thanks to the event’s Regional Program.
  • Striking Torres Strait Islander masks on display at Museum of Tropical Queensland

    21 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    An exhibition of 12 striking masks and related cultural materials celebrating the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) opens on Saturday 24 March at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • In search of paradise – the human stories that helped shape our nation

    06 March 2018 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A Greek girl sent across the world to marry a man she’d never met; an African journalist fleeing for his life; and a stateless baby born in India to Iranian parents are just some of the human stories that feature in A Ticket to Paradise? opening on 10 March 2018 at Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Tonka the wombat returns to Townsville

    12 December 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    Following his untimely death, an international outpouring of grief and restoration works in Brisbane, Tonka the bare-nosed wombat is set to return to Townsville for display at Museum of Tropical Queensland.
  • Will the deep inherit the reef?

    11 October 2017 - Museum of Tropical Queensland

    A team of researchers led by Museum of Tropical Queensland (MTQ) has revealed that corals living in deeper reefs could be vital in the global effort to save shallow coral reefs.
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