Past events

Our Story Your Story
13 October 2012, 01:00 PM
Mods, Minis, and Mad Men: Why We Still Love the 1960s
Take a look at the 'fab' ways that images, ideas, and music from the 1960s still contribute to our 21st century culture, with guest speaker Dr Christine Feldman from Griffith University. This program supports the exhibition Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam and is part of our ongoing series of thought-provoking feature presentations for Our Story Your Story.

Our Story Your Story
Behind the Scenes Tour
20 October 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum. Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum's collection stores with our expert tour guides.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Our Story Your Story
25 October 2012, 11:30 AM
Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam
Join the curators of the exhibition as they explore gorgeous gowns by fashion designer Gwen Gillam. This program is part of our ongoing series of exhibition floor talks for Our Story Your Story.
Our Story Your Story
SS Oronsay
12 November 2012 - 31 December 2012
We're celebrating The Voyage of a Million Questions initiative by returning to public display a five metre long model of the SS Oronsay, an iconic and well-known ship that brought migrants from post-war Europe to their new lives in Australia.
SS Oronsay
Behind the Scenes Tour
17 November 2012, 11:00 AM
Behind the Scenes tours at Queensland Museum. Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum's collection stores with our expert tour guides.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Explore-a-saurus
23 November 2012 - 14 April 2013
Test your strength against a T-Rex jaw, uncover fossils and bones at a dig site and learn about how dinosaurs lived – from how fast they ran to how they digested their food. This is one exhibition you’ll be roaring to sink your teeth into! This exciting exhibition is recommended for children 3-8 years.
Explore-a-saurus
Behind the Scenes Tour
16 February 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s collection stores with our Behind the Scenes Tours.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Nature's Code
07 March 2013 10:00 AM - 28 March 2013 04:00 PM
Make letter-shapes inspired by your visit to the Museum out of recyclable and reusable materials. Join students from the Typography & Illustration unit at QUT’s School of Design for daily workshops to create letters of the alphabet inspired by any area of science, from botany to entomology.
Nature's Code
Behind the Scenes Tour: Natural Environments
16 March 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
SOLD OUT. All creatures great and small make their way into our Natural Environments collections, where our scientists care for and study the material evidence of Queensland’s natural history. This guided tour takes you behind the scenes for a unique chance to see the priceless collections up close and learn more about how we store and look after these precious objects and specimens.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Natural Environments
Collectomania
28 March 2013 - 09 February 2014
Lawn mowers, neon signs and even fingernails are among the objects featured in our new exhibition, Collectomania. Take a peek inside the private collections of Queenslanders and take a look at how our State’s stories are interpreted and retained through community collections.
Collectomania
Jurassic Jungle
02 April 2013 10:30 AM - 06 April 2013 03:30 PM
This holiday workshop invites you to imagine and create a Jurassic Jungle with Brisbane-based designer Sam Parsons.
Jurassic Jungle
Rapt in Reptiles
10 April 2013, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM
Dinosaurs may have been the ruling reptiles when they walked the earth but meet some of our modern day reptiles in a live reptile show. Presented by QPWS Rangers from the South East Queensland Wildlife Centre. Live animals featured include lizards, turtles and snakes.
Rapt in Reptiles
Collectomania Vinyl Fair
04 May 2013, 09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Shop up a storm at the biggest Vinyl Fair in Queensland, with over 50 record dealers filling the Whale Mall on Saturday 4 May. To celebrate our new exhibition, Collectomania, we are hosting an all-day Vinyl Fair in the Whale Mall. Find rare, ridiculous and rad pieces from all over the world as well as Vinyl Kitsch demos, DJs, Old Vinyl displays and badge-making.
Collectomania Vinyl Fair
Wind in Bminor
17 May 2013 10:00 AM - 18 May 2013 04:00 PM
A durational performance, with film and sound, live vocals and cups of tea for all.
Wind in Bminor
Behind the Scenes Tour
18 May 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s collection stores with our expert tour guides. The Museum is like an iceberg – only a small part of our huge collection is on display. Behind the scenes, we have an amazing world to explore, with millions of objects and specimens.
Behind the Scenes Tour
Meet our Archaeology Curator: Identifying Stone Artefacts
20 May 2013, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Learn how to identify stone artefacts and what they can tell archaeologists in this free talk.
Meet our Archaeology Curator: Identifying Stone Artefacts
Meet our Curator: From stone-age France to Queensland Museum
21 May 2013, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
How did hand-axes from stone-age France come to be in the Queensland Museum collection? Archaeologically, French cave art is well known - not only because it is some of the oldest in the world - but because of the incredible sophistication, beauty and quality of the art. How did hand axes dug up from these important French caves come to be part of our collection? Join Queensland Museum Curator of Archaeology Dr Brit Asmussen for this fascinating discussion.
Meet our Curator: From stone-age France to Queensland Museum
Archaeology of Mephisto
22 May 2013, 01:00 PM - 01:45 PM
How can a 30 tonne silent witness from the past reveal anything new to us about the Villers-Bretonneux campaign in 1918? Join us for a free talk and Q&A on our ongoing research into the history of “Mephisto”, one of our most-loved collection items, with Queensland Museum’s Queensland Stories Senior curator Dr Michael Westaway.
Archaeology of Mephisto
Meet our Curator: Surviving Drought
23 May 2013, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
What strategies did Aboriginal Australians use to overcome the peak drought events of the last 5000 years? We can all appreciate how fickle the Australian climate can be, with frequent severe droughts and floods. Imagine surviving these events without any modern conveniences, and for multiple generations. Join Queensland Museum Curator of Archaeology Dr Brit Asmussen for this fascinating discussion.
Meet our Curator: Surviving Drought
Meet our Curator: Identifying Stone Artefacts
24 May 2013, 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Learn how to identify stone artefacts and what they can tell archaeologists in this free talk.
Meet our Curator: Identifying Stone Artefacts
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route
25 May 2013 - 14 July 2013
Explore the richness of desert life in this beautiful exhibition from the National Museum of Australia and immerse yourself in the story of the Canning Stock Route (in Western Australia), the world’s longest historical stock route.
Yiwarra Kuju: The Canning Stock Route
Curators of Cool
10 June 2013 - 10 June 2014
Our exciting new project shows you our collection through the eyes of six internationally influential stylists, editors, authors, architects and designers.
Curators of Cool
Collectors in the Cafe High Tea
11 June 2013
Join one of our special high tea events for an opportunity to meet some of the collectors who have contributed to the Collectomania exhibtion. See the exhibition and then indulge in a high tea including delectable sweet & savoury treats, tea and coffee while you hear stories from the collectors about their searches for the perfect additions to their collections, what they collect and why.
Collectors in the Cafe High Tea
Behind the Scenes - Holiday Tours
24 June 2013 11:00 AM - 05 July 2013 11:45 AM
Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s collection stores with our expert tour guides. The Museum is like an iceberg – only a small part of our huge collection is on display. Behind the scenes, we have an amazing world to explore, with millions of objects and specimens.
Behind the Scenes - Holiday Tours
Insectarium
24 June 2013 - 05 July 2013
Enter a world of insect discovery with the holiday program Insectarium. Delicate, vivid and amazing, insects fill our world with shape, colour and patterns. Investigate real insects and use your imagination to create your own. Create My Butterly, be an Insect Artist and Meet our Insect Scientists in the Insectarium.
Insectarium
The Flora of Minjerriba
08 July 2013 - 12 July 2013
Join contemporary Indigenous artist Elisa Jane Carmichael in INVENTory and create your own sculptural artwork as she shares her knowledge of the flora of North Stradbroke Island.
The Flora of Minjerriba
Behind the Scenes Tour: Natural Environments
20 July 2013, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delve into the mysterious unseen world of the Museum’s Natural Environments collection stores with our expert tour guides. The Museum is like an iceberg – only a small part of our huge collection is on display. Behind the scenes, we have an amazing world to explore, with millions of objects and specimens.
Behind the Scenes Tour: Natural Environments
After Dark: Radical Wine & Chocolate
09 August 2013, 05:30 PM - 09:00 PM
This event is now SOLD OUT After two sell-out years, Radical Wine & Chocolate is back to reveal the science behind the feel-good foods we love.
After Dark: Radical Wine & Chocolate
Marking the Mango Tree
10 August 2013 - 18 August 2013
Explore more than 100 Australian South Sea Islander objects with behind the scenes tours and interactive installations.
Marking the Mango Tree
Rock Me Galileo
10 August 2013, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Take a wild ride through the discoveries of Galileo – the father of modern science, with this theatre performance. See the breakthroughs and theories of a man whose view of the world – that it revolved around the sun – made him a revolutionary of his day and shaped the future to come.
Presented by Perform Education Musicals
Rock Me Galileo
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