Opening hours and tickets

Museum of Tropical Queensland is open from 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 upon arrival or purchased online prior to your visit. 


Tickets to the museum are available upon arrival or online. All exhibitions are included with admission.

Tickets Price
Adult $15
Concession $11
Child (3-15 years, under 3 years free) $8.80
Family (2 adults + 2 children) $38


Townsville residents are half price of general admission (proof of residency required). Locals admission is available to purchase upon arrival or online.

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 required upon entry.


Thanks to the generous support of their local councils residents of Hinchinbrook, Charters Towers and Burdekin are free (proof of residency required). No bookings required. 


Enjoy unlimited entry to the museum for 12 months and many other benefits with an Annual Pass. 

Annual Passes are available for both general admission and Townsville local residents.  Passes can be purchased or renewed either upon arrival or you can save time and purchase online here.

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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