As per Queensland Government guidelines, face masks are required indoors from Sunday 2 January 2022. View vaccinations requirements and refund information here. 

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.

Face mask and vaccination requirements

As per Queensland Government guidelines, face masks are required indoors from Sunday 2 January 2022.

Queensland Museum Network sites are operating in line with Queensland Government measures where only fully vaccinated visitors (aged 16 years and older) can attend Government-owned museums from 17 December. 

When you visit us you will need to check in using the Check In Qld app and have your vaccination certificated linked in the app.

If you have a certified medical exemption for the vaccination this can be also added in the app, or you can bring a printed copy along as evidence to allow entry. If you don’t have a phone you can also use a printed copy of your COVID-19 digital vaccination certificate, your immunisation history statement, or your international COVID-19 vaccination certificate. Learn more.


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.

Read our Conditions of Entry.

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