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Scales & Tails Reptile Workshop

 Image of a geometric lizard sitting on a leaf

Come and join herpetologist and wildlife photographer Steve Wilson at the museum in a small group workshop experience like no other, exploring the amazing diversity and incredible adaptations of reptiles. Experience first-hand how the Museum scientists identify different species.

Investigate some of Steve’s favourite reptiles, learn what makes them so special, where you can find them and how to help conserve these ecologically significant animals. Using scientific tools such as microscopes and dichotomous keys, you will get the chance to identify preserved reptile specimens from the Queensland Museum collection with the help of museum staff. What species will you have?

Adults and children 12 years plus will enjoy this opportunity to learn more about reptiles in a hands-on, minds-on STEM activity. This activity is not suitable for children under 12 years due to program content and equipment used. 

Event Details

  • Where: Level 4, INVENTORY 
  • When: Thursday 24th, Friday 25th, Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th September 
  • Session times: 10:00 -11:00 am, 11:30 - 12:30 pm 
  • Age: Suitable for ages 12+. Children under 14yrs must be accompanied by an adult (no charge for the support person)
  • Cost: $35 per participant (bookings essential)
  • Includes individual work stations and use of specimens for the masterclass, and a take-home copy of Snakes of South East Queensland pocket guide. Maximum of 10 participants per session.

This is a COVID-Safe event.

Buy Tickets

Please note, bookings are essential to visiting the museum. To find out more, please visit our information page.

Learn more at our Discovery Centre. Meet our live reptiles or bring your questions and photos to our Discovery Centre Staff for identification.

Please Note:
  • The workshop involves the use of Queensland Museum Reptile Specimens- these specimens are preserved animals used by the Museum- Patrons need to be comfortable handling dead reptile species in order to participate in this workshop.
  • The preservation of specimens is by alcohol (ethanol) which has a strong chemical smell. While all care is taken to wash the specimens in preparation for use there remains a residual smell that may cause a feeling of nausea for some people.

Event Details

24 September 2020 10:00 AM - 29 September 2020 11:30 AM
Level 4 INVENTory
$35 per participant