Past events

Science Works!
14 August 2010 - 21 August 2010
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Queensland Museum brings the laboratory to the gallery floor. Queensland Museum scientists will showcase careers in science; current research and demonstrate ‘Scientists doing Science’ on the gallery floors.
Science Works!
Focus @ Inquiry Centre
16 August 2010 - 20 August 2010
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Join the staff of the Inquiry Centre as they examine some of the wonders from our collection. Discover stories, facts and quirky finds.
Focus @ Inquiry Centre
Robyn Williams
18 August 2010
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Two special presentations by one of Australia’s foremost broadcasters and science journalists; Robyn Williams.
Robyn Williams
Discover more - Energy and Change
18 August 2010, 04:15 PM - 06:15 PM
This teacher program supports the teaching of Energy and Change in your classroom. Explore a range of exhibitions, programs and resources and speak with Education Qld and Museum education staff.
Bookings essential.
Discover more - Energy and Change
Science at School
20 August 2010, 10:00 AM - 01:00 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Join the students from Milton State School as they share their own experiments and enable visitors to engage in hands-on scientific investigation.
A great opportunity for visitors and other students to enjoy science together.
Science at School
Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work
21 August 2010 - 21 November 2010
Tayenebe, a Tasmanian Aboriginal word meaning 'exchange', celebrates the revitalisation of Tasmanian Aboriginal weaving that has been taking place over the past three years.
Tayenebe: Tasmanian Aboriginal Women's Fibre Work
Earth, Water, Wind and Fire Show
21 August 2010 - 22 August 2010
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Live science theatre presented by the Young Scientists of Australia, Brisbane Chapter.
Earth, Water, Wind and Fire Show
SEM Showcase – Geosciences
24 August 2010, 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Join our Geosciences staff as they examine Mt Etna cave materials under the Scanning Electron Microscope. What discoveries will they make today?
SEM Showcase – Geosciences
Science After Dark – Radical Wine
27 August 2010
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
This delicious event will reveal the chemistry behind wine, invite you to conduct scientific experiments and put what you have learnt into practice by tasting a selection of Queensland wines from local winemakers.
Science After Dark – Radical Wine
DIY Chemistry
28 August 2010, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Celebrate National Science Week with free science-based fun.
Chemistry is all around us, from farts to food but have you ever wondered what a chemist really does? This is your chance to find out!
Hands-on activities & live science theatre shows.
DIY Chemistry
Our Story Your Story
01 September 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
blood language
blood language is an artist’s journey through identity and culture; trawling through museums and libraries.
Our Story Your Story
Author in the Museum
02 September 2010 - 03 September 2010
9:45AM- 11:35AM and 12:20PM – 2:05PM

Explore science with Author in the Museum, a Word Play program for young readers and writers at Queensland Museum South Bank.
Author in the Museum
KIDScience
20 September 2010 - 01 October 2010
Enter the Lab to create cool science toys and imagine your own amazing invention. Learn the science secrets behind circus tricks with Domino the Jester. Explore the crazy world of Liquid Nitrogen – a super substance that can be used to do things that will blow your mind. Become a scientist and investigate the science that surrounds you every day!
KIDScience
Urab Dancers
20 September 2010
11:00am – 11:45am and 1:00pm – 1:45pm

See performances by the Urab Dancers at Queensland Museum South Bank and discover the rich culture of Poruma Island, one island of the Torres Strait.
Urab Dancers
This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs
01 October 2010 - 14 November 2010
This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs is a travelling exhibition from the Australian War Memorial, marking the 95th anniversary of that historic campaign, displays all nine of the Gallipoli VCs.
This Company of Brave Men: The Gallipoli VCs
Our Story Your Story
06 October 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
To Hell and Back
This banned account of Gallipoli tells the story of Aussie Gallipoli veteran Sydney Loch, changed into a humanitarian by the horrors of war.
Our Story Your Story
Tayenebe Weaving
09 October 2010
11:00am – 12:00pm and 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Celebrate culture with Queensland Museum South Bank.
A special one-day event featuring weaving demonstrations by artists from the tayenebe exhibition.

Learn techniques, share stories, and experience a cultural exchange.
Tayenebe Weaving
Getting Sorted
19 October 2010 - 13 May 2011
Since QM was founded in 1862 our collections have been growing. So now it's time for some serious sorting. Getting Sorted is a rare opportunity to glimpse a range of objects not normally on display. You can also learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes in a big museum. On display until 26 April 2011.
Getting Sorted
Our Story Your Story
03 November 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
New dogs, old tricks: Rediscovering heritage trades at the National Carriage Factory
The National Carriage Factory preserves the history of heritage trades and crafts, perpetuates skills which help preserve our material culture, and fosters new creative uses for these age old skills.
Our Story Your Story
Celebrate 1 million visitors
01 December 2010 - 20 December 2010
Win prizes valued at $3,000 including an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Queensland Museum palaeontology collection.
Celebrate 1 million visitors
Our Story Your Story
01 December 2010, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
A new series of talks and discussions held on the first Wednesday of the month at 12:30pm.
Magic moments: Cinema advertising slides in the spotlight
Queensland Museum holds several sets of magic lantern slides used for cinema advertising in the 1940s and 50s. Join us to discuss some of the ways in which cinema slides illuminate our social and cultural history through visual entertainment.
Our Story Your Story
Symbols of Australia
04 December 2010 - 27 February 2011
Symbols of Australia, a travelling exhibition exploring the diverse range of national symbols that define and represent Australia’s national identity will be on display at the Queensland Museum South Bank from 4 December 2010 – 27 February 2011.
Symbols of Australia
The Proclamation of Queensland
04 December 2010 09:30 AM - 12 December 2010 05:00 PM
The Proclamation of Queensland
The Proclamation of Queensland
Megawatt
19 February 2011 - 02 October 2011
How do we make electricity? Will we ever run out? Do animals use it?
Fire ants, electric guitars and safety switches are all featured in the Megawatt exhibition. Push, pull, press and play safely with electricity and explore the role of electricity in our everyday lives.
Megawatt
Our Story Your Story
08 March 2011, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Trailblazers: Caroline Chisholm to Quentin Bryce
Feature Presentation: International Women’s Day Special Event

Join award winning author and art historian Susanna De Vries as she highlights the journeys and successes of women over the past 100 years and details their struggles to be taken seriously in fields as diverse as politics and the arts.
Our Story Your Story
Brisbane Floods 2011
10 March 2011 09:30 AM - 27 March 2011 05:00 PM
This display features images and stories of Brisbane's flood prone past.
Brisbane Floods 2011
A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928
12 March 2011 - 22 May 2011
Imagine life in a different time with Herbert Basedow's photographs of early 20th-century expeditions into central and northern Australia.
A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903–1928
Our Story Your Story
16 March 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Brisbane Floods 2011
Floor Talk

Senior Curator of Social History Jo Besley will discuss the history of flooding in Brisbane, with a particular focus on Brisbane’s most dramatic floods of 2011, 1974 and 1893. Queensland Museum is keen to collect stories and objects that will preserve this significant historical event for future generations. Jo will explain the donations process and the types of objects and stories we’re looking for.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
16 March 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Brisbane Floods 2011
Floor Talk

Senior Curator of Social History Jo Besley will discuss the history of flooding in Brisbane, with a particular focus on Brisbane’s most dramatic floods of 2011, 1974 and 1893. Queensland Museum is keen to collect stories and objects that will preserve this significant historical event for future generations. Jo will explain the donations process and the types of objects and stories we’re looking for.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
06 April 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903 -1928
Floor Talk

Gain a deeper insight into Basedow’s photography with Queensland Museum Head of Cultures and Histories Dr Michael Westaway. These revealing, sometimes confronting, images provide a fascinating historical record of the people and places he encountered, and life in remote Australia in the early 1900s.
Our Story Your Story
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