I Spy tours

Tour topics

Spiders Alive! 

Find out about the biggest and smallest spiders from across Australia, and handle millipedes and even a scorpion if you’re brave enough!

Frogs & Reptiles

Take a look at Australia’s largest frog, only recently discovered, and see species which are now extinct. Why is the green tree frog called the ‘blue frog’, and when is a lizard actually a snake? Pet a live knob-tail gecko and take away your own book on snakes.

Sea Creatures

From our prized giant squid (with eyes the size of dinner plates) to the tiniest of crabs, take a look inside our spirit store’s mysterious jars and crates. Touch sea sponges and see some of the largest shells found in Australia.

Zoom in – how to take HD animal photos

For all budding photographers - find out how our experts take their award-winning close-up animal photos, and learn how to use the Museum’s unique combination of the Visionary Digital system and Hasselblad camera, the only one in Australia!

Feathers, Fur & Flippers

Learn about and touch Australian animal specimens including rare and extinct species like the Night Parrot and the Burrowing Bettong – watch our specimens being preserved and find out which animal has the weirdest teeth and why!

Discovering DNA

Find out how to take a detailed look at the genetic make-up of some of your favourite animals – from Antarctic sea spiders to koalas and leaf-tailed geckos. Play with our digital DNA molecule using the latest in motion sensor technology.

Parasites: our intimate aliens!

Learn about some of the world’s most creepy parasites and see how they work up close. Tape worms, heart worms, flies and ticks – where do they come from and what do they do? Will you be able to tell which ones are real?

Beautiful Bugs & Beetles

Discover our endless drawers and displays of bugs, beetles and butterflies. Creepy crawlies you never knew existed are displayed in radiant rainbow colours.

Cultural Objects

Our cultural objects are all clues to the history of Queenslanders – view amazing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander weapons and headdresses up close, and explore Queensland’s more recent history with clothing, toys and machines from the past 150 years.

Tour schedule

Monday 23 Sept
 

Parasites: intimate aliens!
Beautiful Bugs & Beetles
Cultural Objects

Tuesday 24 Sept.

Discovering DNA 
Spiders Alive! 
Cultural Objects

Wednesday 25 Sept.

Feathers, Fur & Flippers 
Frogs & Reptiles 
Cultural Objects

Thursday 26 Sept. 

Sea Creatures 
Frogs & Reptiles 
Cultural Objects

Friday 27 Sept. 

Sea Creatures 
Beautiful Bugs & Beetles 
Cultural Objects

Monday 30 Sept. 

Parasites: intimate aliens 
Zoom in - how to take HD photos of animals 
Cultural Objects

Tuesday 1 Oct. 

Zoom in - how to take HD photos of animals 
Spiders Alive! 
Cultural Objects

Wednesday 2 Oct. 

Discovering DNA 
Feathers, Fur & Flippers 
Cultural Objects

Thursday 3 Oct. 

Sea Creatures 
Frogs & Reptiles 
Cultural Objects

Friday 4 Oct. 

Sea Creatures 
Beautiful Bugs & Beetles 
Cultural Objects