Entry to the Museum of Tropical Queensland is HALF PRICE for residents of the Burdekin Shire – proof of residency must be produced on entry.
Burdekin locals receive free entry on the second Tuesday of each month, excluding public holidays and school holidays. The regular Discover More Talks are held on the second Tuesday of most months, so Burdekin locals who’d like to come to the talks can get in for free.
All local visitors aged 16+ must present identification as proof of their residential address to be eligible for free entry. One show of identification per group is not sufficient.
The Museum is open from 9.30am-5.00pm, seven days a week. The Museum is not open on:
- Good Friday
- Christmas Day
- Boxing Day
- The morning of ANZAC Day (25 April) – Opens at 1pm
The Museum recommends 2-3 hours to enjoy and explore the six public galleries. Covered shoes must be worn to participate in the cannon firing activity.
The main entrance to the Museum is on Flinders Street.
Evolution: Torres Strait Masks
Now on until Sunday 2 September
Cost: Free with admission. Burdekin residents receive half price entry thanks to the support of the Burdekin Shire Council. See more here:
The Evolution: Torres Strait Masks exhibition takes visitors on a journey from time immemorial when masks were used in ceremonial rituals involving art, theatre and dance and shows how these historic artefacts have inspired new works that are constantly developing and changing. Developed by the Gab Titui Cultural Centre on Waiben (Thursday Island) this exhibition celebrates the rich and continuing tradition of mask making in Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait) and explores the longstanding importance of ceremonial masks in Torres Strait culture, and how they influence contemporary art forms.
The 12 striking masks are created by contemporary Torres Strait artists – Andrew Passi, Eddie Nona, Vincent Babia, Kapua Gutchen Senior, Yessie Mosby, Alick Tipoti, Milton Savage and Seriat Young.
Image credit: Andrew Passi ‘Sor Kobir’
Every Tuesday and Thursday during school terms at 9.45am
Cost: Included with admission
Now with two sessions a week, Beau’s Buddies activity mornings ensure that even the smallest Museum visitors have fun and learn something new at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
Designed for children under six years of age, Beau’s Buddies is a program that encourages fun, discovery and creativity based around a museum object. Starting at 9.45am each Tuesday and Thursday during school terms, this led-activity starts with a new object being revealed and discussed. Children learn about object, hear a related story and join in craft activities.
Beau’s Buddies is free with admission and there’s no need to book.
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival
2 June – 21 October 2018
Cost: Free with admission. Burdekin residents receive half price entry thanks to the support of the Burdekin Shire Council. See more here: http://www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au/Visit+Us/Opening+Hours+and+Prices#.WsMVUbd–Uk
The latest discoveries from recent fossil finds are revealed in a new dinosaur exhibition, Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival commencing on Saturday 2 June at the Museum of Tropical Queensland.
Not long ago, what was known about dinosaurs was based almost totally on assumptions made from studying their internal body structures. The rest, including colours and skin coverings, was left to the imagination. Now thanks to incredible research and technology, that this time emphasises also skin and ornaments, we are now able to get a glimpse of the true, bizarre and complex nature of the evolution of the Dinosauria.
Dinosaur rEvolution: Secrets of Survival explores the predatory prehistoric world of dinosaurs with animatronics, 3D models and fossil casts that visitors can touch. The exhibits are also backed with close-to-life-sized murals of all the protagonist species, fully fleshed, feathered and restored in living and breathing colours.
A travelling exhibition by Luis V. Rey & Gondwana Studios.
Find out more at www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au #MTQdinorevo
Museum of Tropical Queensland
70 -102 Flinders Street, Townsville
(07) 4726 0600
Open 9:30am to 5pm daily
Closed Christmas Day, Boxing Day, Good Friday, Anzac Day
Child (3-15; must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $8.80
Under 3 FREE
Concession (pensioner and full time student) $11
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $38
Child (3-15; must be accompanied by an adult 18+) $4.40
Under 3 FREE
Concession (pensioner and full time student) $5.50
Family (2 adults and up to 3 children) $19
*Local admission prices apply to residents of the Townsville and Burdekin local government areas with proof of address.
Free admission applies to residents of the Charters Towers and Hinchinbrook local government areas with proof of address.
Discounts for pre-booked general admission groups over 10 people.
For more information and the full program of exhibitions and events, visit the Museum of Tropical Queensland website: