Past events

Our Story Your Story
06 April 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 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
Jack O'Chin's Boomerang
08 April 2011 - 02 October 2011
Jack Chinny O'Chin's boomerang was carved from locally grown Crows ash wood of the Wakka Wakka people whilst he was living at the former Cherbourg Aboriginal settlement in southern Queensland.

Jack O'Chin's Boomerang
I Dig Dinos
15 April 2011 - 26 April 2011
I Dig Dinos has returned! Have you ever wanted to dig for dinosaurs? Discover a dinosaur? Become a dinosaur? Get ready to roar when you visit us in April.
I Dig Dinos
Our Story Your Story
04 May 2011, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Voyaging with Endeavour
Feature Presentation

Join us to celebrate the visit of HMB Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook’s famous ship of discovery, as it stops in Brisbane on its voyage to circumnavigate Australia in 2011 – 2012. Hear from Dr Nigel Erskine, Curator of Exploration at the Australian National Maritime Museum, and Captain Ross Mattson, the master of the Endeavour replica.
Our Story Your Story
The Governor’s Clothes: The civil and ceremonial dress of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith
06 May 2011 - 06 June 2011
The Governor’s Clothes: The civil and ceremonial dress of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith
The Governor’s Clothes: The civil and ceremonial dress of Sir Samuel Walker Griffith
Undersea
07 May 2011 - 05 June 2011
Catch a glimpse of life under the sea in our new photographic exhibition. This exhibition showcases a selection of unique marine animals and habitats from coral reefs around tropical northern Australia.
Undersea
Our Story Your Story
18 May 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Archaeology, bushrangers, and funeral pyres: the Kenniff Cave story
Floor talk

Join us to celebrate National Archaeology Week! Listen as the Curator of Archaeology, Dr Brit Asmussen, discusses why a hole dug in a rockshelter in the sandstone gorges of eastern Australia in the 1960’s revolutionised archaeological perceptions of aboriginal history in Australia. Brit will also discuss the results of her recent archaeological research in the nearby Carnarvon Gorge.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
18 May 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Archaeology, bushrangers, and funeral pyres: the Kenniff Cave story
Floor talk

Join us to celebrate National Archaeology Week! Listen as the Curator of Archaeology, Dr Brit Asmussen, discusses why a hole dug in the 1960’s revolutionised archaeological perceptions of aboriginal history in Australia. Brit will also discuss the results of her recent archaeological research in the nearby Carnarvon Gorge.
Our Story Your Story
100 Years of Geosciences
27 May 2011 - 02 October 2011
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Queensland Museum’s fossil collection. On 25 May 1911, Museum scientists registered the first fossil into a separate collection. Before this, fossils were registered in the main collection along with everything from worms to whales.
100 Years of Geosciences
Our Story Your Story
06 June 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
The Governor’s Life
Floor Talk

Celebrate Queensland Day! Join Dr Michael Marendy, Senior Curator, Costume and Textiles and Nicholas Hadnutt, Collection Manager, Cultures and Histories, as they detail Sir Samuel Griffith's illustrious career and provide "behind the scenes" insight into the recent acquisition of a number of garments and personal effects worn by Sir Samuel Griffith.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
06 June 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
The Governor’s Life
Floor Talk

Celebrate Queensland Day! Join Dr Michael Marendy, Senior Curator, Costume and Textiles and Nicholas Hadnutt, Collection Manager, Cultures and Histories, as they detail Sir Samuel Griffith's illustrious career and provide "behind the scenes" insight into the recent acquisition of a number of garments and personal effects worn by Sir Samuel Griffith.
Our Story Your Story
A is for Animals: an A to Z of animals in war
16 June 2011 - 18 September 2011
This exhibition explores how animals are put to many uses in war, from mascots and messengers to creepy-crawlies. This special exhibition is an Australian War Memorial travelling exhibition and has been developed especially for children and their families.
A is for Animals: an A to Z of animals in war
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
25 June 2011 - 02 October 2011
The exhibition will showcase objects of extraordinary beauty and significance from Queensland Museum’s extensive Torres Strait collection and will light a path through life, culture and custom.
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Kids Meet Up! Island Style
27 June 2011 10:00 AM - 10 July 2011 03:00 AM
Join us for a wonderful journey to the Torres Strait Islands during the winter school holidays.

Explore the Islands, meet the people, discover the animals, join in performances, learn traditional skills and discover what it really means to live Island Style.
Kids Meet Up! Island Style
Our Story Your Story
02 July 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
02 July 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
03 July 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
03 July 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
03 July 2011, 12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
Awakenings: Legacies of the Alfred Haddon Collections from the Torres Strait
Feature Presentation

Join Dr Anita Herle from the University of Cambridge as she talks about Torres Strait art and kastom, through exploring the groundbreaking research and collections of the pioneering anthropologist A.C. Haddon and the 1898 Cambridge Anthropological Expedition to the Torres Strait.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
06 July 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story
06 July 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait (Morning floor talk)
03 August 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Our Story Your Story
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait (Morning floor talk)
Our Story Your Story
03 August 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait
Floor Talk

Come on a journey with our Cultures and Histories Curators to explore this unique exhibition and the rich and diverse culture, stories and communities of the Torres Straits.
Our Story Your Story
Sharing Science
20 August 2011 10:00 AM - 28 August 2011 02:00 PM
National Science Week
Floor talks

Queensland Museum and visiting scientists bring their research out of the laboratory and onto the public floors with engaging floor talks and discussions.
Sharing Science
Climate Changers - Kids thinking big about sustainability
20 August 2011 09:30 AM - 11 September 2011 05:00 PM
National Science Week
Exhibition

Explore big artworks about sustainability created by some of our state’s smallest citizens. Discover the brilliant climate change solutions of 9–11 year olds from Milton State School.
Climate Changers - Kids thinking big about sustainability
Trust us, we're scientists
23 August 2011, 05:45 PM - 07:30 PM
National Science Week
Panel discussion

Join a lively panel discussion about science featuring experts in the fields of biodiversity, environmental research, ethics, and food production as they investigate the truth behind living with science in the 21st Century.
Trust us, we're scientists
Bernie Hobbs on Science (School session)
24 August 2011, 12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
National Science Week
Feature Presentation – School students

School students are invited to join Bernie as she shares her ideas about sustainability and blasts some ideas we’ve got about the world we live in.
Bernie Hobbs on Science (School session)
Bernie Hobbs on Science
24 August 2011, 05:45 PM - 07:30 PM
National Science Week
Feature Presentation

Join Bernie as she shares her ideas about sustainability and blasts some ideas we’ve got about the world we live in.
Bernie Hobbs on Science
Science After Dark: Radical Wine & Chocolate
26 August 2011, 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM
National Science Week
Hands-on Science Event

This delicious event will reveal the chemistry behind wine and chocolate, invite you to conduct scientific experiments and put what you have learnt into practice by tasting a selection of delicious wines and delectable chocolates from local producers. Over 18 event.
Science After Dark: Radical Wine & Chocolate
Earth, Water, Wind & Fire (Saturday morning)
27 August 2011, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
National Science Week
Live Science Theatre Show

Explore the three states of matter through exciting demonstrations of chemistry, colour, explosion and more!
Earth, Water, Wind & Fire (Saturday morning)
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