Past events

Earth, Water, Wind & Fire (Saturday afternoon)
27 August 2011, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
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 afternoon)
Earth, Water, Wind & Fire (Sunday afternoon)
28 August 2011, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
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 (Sunday afternoon)
Earth, Water, Wind & Fire (Sunday morning)
28 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 (Sunday morning)
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait (Afternoon Floor Talk)
07 September 2011, 01:30 PM - 02:00 AM
Our Story Your Story
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 (Afternoon Floor Talk)
Awakening: Stories from the Torres Strait (Morning Floor Talk)
07 September 2011, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Our Story Your Story
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)
Kids Meet Up! Island Style
19 September 2011 - 02 October 2011
Kids Meet Up! Island Style - Join us for School holiday activities that include 'make and create', storytelling and performances from the Torres Strait Islander Community.
Kids Meet Up! Island Style
Brisbane Open House 2011
01 October 2011, 10:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Queensland Museum South Bank is please to be taking part in Brisbane Open House 2011 and is offering a chance for visitors to experience guided tours of our biodiversity or cultures & histories collections.
Brisbane Open House 2011
Dinosaur Picnic
06 January 2012 10:00 AM - 15 January 2012 03:00 PM
Join us for Dinosaur fun on the Melbourne Street Green.
Dinosaur Picnic
Bouncing Back from Disaster
20 January 2012 - 20 May 2012
Bouncing Back from Disaster will pay tribute to the spirit of Queenslanders affected by 2011’s “summer of disasters” as well as exploring the effects of natural disasters on Queensland’s ecosystem.
Bouncing Back from Disaster
Rock Around the Block: Rock ‘N’ Roll George, Brisbane Legend
20 January 2012 - 30 June 2014
Discover the story behind Brisbane legend Rock 'N' Roll George and see behind the scenes and uncover the intricate scientific processes involved in looking after heritage objects as conservation work takes place on George’s car in the gallery.
Rock Around the Block: Rock ‘N’ Roll George, Brisbane Legend
M[YOU]SEUM 150
20 January 2012 - 31 July 2012
To celebrate 150 years of collecting and connecting, Museum curators have chosen 150 objects from the collection stores that help us tell the story of Queensland
M[YOU]SEUM 150
Whodunit?
20 January 2012 - 08 July 2012
A body, a break-in, mysterious fingerprints and a missing white rhino…. Can you solve the crime?
Whodunit?
From Little Things Big Things Grow
11 February 2012 - 27 May 2012
This moving exhibition tells the largely unknown story of Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists who fought together for justice and equal rights for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
From Little Things Big Things Grow
Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Collection Tour
18 February 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Collection Tour
Discover More - Whodunit?
21 February 2012, 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
This teacher program provides an exclusive preview of the Whodunit? Exhibition, providing teachers with a relaxed opportunity to explore the exhibition, discover our teacher resources and speak one-on-one with Museum learning staff about your specific needs.
Discover More - Whodunit?
Our Story Your Story: Aftermath
10 March 2012, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Join the team from ABC Open as they discuss their interactive online documentary, Aftermath, created with survivors of natural disaster.
Our Story Your Story: Aftermath
Our Story Your Story: From Little Things Big Things Grow
15 March 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Join our Senior Curator of Cultures, Customs & Country as she explores the From Little Things Big Things Grow exhibition at Queensland Museum
Our Story Your Story: From Little Things Big Things Grow
Our Story Your Story: From Little Things Big Things Grow
15 March 2012, 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Join our Senior Curator of Cultures, Customs & Country as she explores the From Little Things Big Things Grow exhibition at Queensland Museum
Our Story Your Story: From Little Things Big Things Grow
Behind the Scenes: Cultures and Histories Collection Tour
17 March 2012, 01:00 PM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes: Cultures and Histories Collection Tour
Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Collection Tour
17 March 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Collection Tour
Behind the Scenes: Cultures and Histories Collection Tour
17 March 2012, 01:00 PM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes: Cultures and Histories Collection Tour
Ancient Egypt: the Queensland Museum collection
24 March 2012 - 07 October 2012
The Queensland Museum has a small, but very significant, collection of objects from ancient Egypt that have been collected, donated or exchanged over the past 108 years.
Ancient Egypt: the Queensland Museum collection
Insectarium
02 April 2012 - 13 April 2012
Enter a world of insect discovery. Delicate, vivid and amazing, insects fill our world with shape, colour and patterns. Create My Butterfly or become an Insect Artist. Learn about insects at our Daily Discoveries talks.
Level 3, Discovery Centre
Insectarium
Warning: small parts
02 April 2012 - 13 April 2012
Syms Covington loves collecting. The problem is – he’s collected everything already! A tale of bugs, a mermaid, a platypus and objects to touch in this delightful theatre performance for children 3 - 10 years. Presented by Grin and Tonic Theatre Troupe. 2-5 & 10-13 April 2012. Ticketed performance.
Warning: small parts
Our Story Your Story: Bouncing Back From Disaster
12 April 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The behind the scenes story of an exhibition about natural disasters that many people are still recovering from. Join the curators who conceived the exhibition to explore what it is about human societies, and ecosystems, that allows them to survive the natural disasters that occur all over the world. Speaker: Tracy Ryan, Senior Curator – Queensland Stories
Our Story Your Story: Bouncing Back From Disaster
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
19 April 2012 - 21 October 2012
Featuring more than 100 ancient objects, including four exceptionally preserved mummies from the British Museum's internationally renowned Egyptian collection, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb explores the rituals of life, death and the after-life in Ancient Egypt.
Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Collection Tour
21 April 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum
Behind the Scenes: Biodiversity Collection Tour
Our Story Your Story
21 April 2012, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
The horizon of eternity: living and dying in ancient Egypt

Journey with The British Museum's Dr John Taylor as he takes us back to ancient Egypt, to explore the lifestyles of the ancient Egyptians and the secrets of the ancient Egyptian Afterlife. This feature presentation supports the exhibition Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
Our Story Your Story: Bouncing Back From Disaster
10 May 2012, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
The behind the scenes story of an exhibition about natural disasters that many people are still recovering from. Join the curators who conceived the exhibition to explore what it is about human societies, and ecosystems, that allows them to survive the natural disasters that occur all over the world. Speaker: Tracy Ryan, Senior Curator – Queensland Stories
Our Story Your Story: Bouncing Back From Disaster
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
11 May 2012, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Live Music from DJ Bacon, Collectors Lounge Bar and Cafe, Champagne Bar, Classic Films, Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb Exhibition + 3D Film, and experts and talks on selected nights. 18+
Films One of the best B-Movie titles featuring Karloff the Uncanny in The Mummy (1932)
Talks Monstrous Mummies at the Movies – Professor Peter Hiscock 6.30pm
After Dark | Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb
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