Opening hours and tickets

Museum of Tropical Queensland is open form 9.30am to 4pm daily. We are closed Good Friday, Anzac Day, Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

Save time and download the Check In Qld app before your visit from the Google Play Store or the Apple App StoreUpon arrival please scan the QR code to check in and show our friendly staff the successful check in screen.

Buy your ticket at the museum or online.

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Adult $15
Concession (on presentation of a concession card) $11
Child (ages 3-15 years old) $8.80
Child (under 3) FREE
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $38


Townsville residents are half price of general admission (proof of residency required)

Free Entry for Locals Day occurs on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, outside public and school holidays. On this day entry to the museum is free for Townsville residents. Proof of entry requited upon entry.


Thanks to the generous support of  their local councils residents of Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers and Burdekin are free (proof of residency required).

Conditions of Entry

  • Take a read of our entry conditions
  • Refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.
  • We prefer cashless payments in our Café and Shop.
  • The Galley Cafe is open from 10am-2pm and you if dining in you will need to check in again via the Check In Qld app.
  • Please help yourself to the hand sanitiser and remember to social distance

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