Free Science Saturday

Saturday 17 August
9.30am - 3pm

As part of National Science Week, come celebrate our science with us at the Museum of Tropical Queensland with FREE ENTRY and a huge range of things to see and do for the entire family.

  • Meet the Museum scientists and talk to them about their research in the fields of coral reefs, marine biology, palaeontology and more.
  • Listen to a variety of curator talks that chat about finding ancient sea monsters, to discovering shipwrecks to revealing how coral reefs are fighting climate change.

10am Dr Paul Muir, Corals
Working 40-130m underwater on the outer barrier reef - the highs, the lows and weird science of the deep

11am Dr Sue-Ann Watson, Marine Invertebrates
Marine animals behaving badly

12pm Dr Espen Knusten, Palaeontology
The rise of birds

1pm   Dr Tom Bridge, Corals
What's in a name? How we name new species and why it matters for biodiversity

  • Kids will be able to visit themed science stations to complete fun, hands-on activities to take home.
  • Visit the Sciencentre and have fun with friends and family with some mind-boggling challenges.
  • There will also be drop-in art classes with a specialised local artist, where people can pick up a pencil and learn all about scientific illustration and drawing.

10am and 11am with artist Cathy Meharry
1pm and 2pm with artist Tony Fitzsimmons

The Museum Cafe will be open from 10am - 2.30pm with fuel to feed hungry minds and bodies. 

Don't miss this special science-filled day out at the Museum!

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Event Details

17 August 2019, 09:30 AM - 03:00 PM

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