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Rescue for schools

Student and Children’s Group Visits

Search and rescue operations take place every minute, every hour, every day, all around the world. 

Rescue the exhibition, delves into this world, exploring topics related to rescue techniques, emergency supplies and equipment.

School students can engage with exciting hands-on and full-body experiences such as firefighting, surf rescue and sea life survival, while comprehensive graphic panels communicate the technology and techniques that rescuers use.

Rescue is ideal for schools and children's groups (ie. vacation care) with children aged 5 – 12 years, however students of all ages will benefit from their visit.

The exhibition runs from 30 November 2019 - 8 March 2020.

Exhibition Guide

The Rescue Exhibition Guide (26031 KB) pdf document icon provides an overview of the experience, including information about each of the exhibits and subject links. 

Teacher Resources

Visits to Rescue are self led for schools and groups. Teachers are encouraged to access the Q&A and classroom activity resources available:

Worksheet for children aged 4-8 years (1221 KB) pdf document icon
Worksheet for children aged 8-12 years (2495 KB) pdf document icon
Post visit classroom activities (928 KB) pdf document icon

Teachers can also download the exhibition curriculum links here (336 KB) pdf document icon.

Free Teacher Preview Event

The Museum of Tropical Queensland will be holding a free teacher and educator preview event on Friday 29 November from 3-5pm. Register your attendance by emailing us here.

Alternatively teachers and supervisors are invited to have a preview prior to their visit, for planning preparation and to make the most of their group’s learning experience. Email our Learning Officer or phone (07) 47260 600 for more information and to arrange your free entry.


How many children can visit the exhibition at one time?
For an engaging experience it is recommended that up to 70 children visit the exhibition at one time. 

Are led programs available for Rescue?
Led programming is currently under development with the aim to be offered in Term 1 in 2020.

How much does it cost?
Self guided Museum visits are free for schools from Townsville, Burdekin, Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook local government areas. For schools outside these regions, click here for Museum entry prices.

You can call review 
Planning and Booking your visit for free adult ratios, group sizes, planning information and details on how to make a booking. 

How do I book my class?
Fill in the form on the School Inquiry page and we will get back to you to confirm you visit.

Can we visit other areas of the Museum during our visit?
Absolutely! If visiting the rest of the Museum, you can maximise learning opportunities by exploring information for teachers and group leaders here

Who should we contact for more information?
Contact us via email or by calling 47260600.