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.
Cost: Included with admission
Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre, opening at the Museum of Tropical Queensland on Saturday 15 December.
A permanent gallery, Sciencentre promises a discovery-zone with plenty of fun where people of all ages can get hands-on with more than 20 interactive exhibits and find out how science challenges the human body, exercises the brain and stimulates the senses. Kids can explore the world of science through play, follow their curiosity, ask questions, test ideas and use their imagination in this exciting, interactive and experience-rich environment.
The exhibition invites visitors to challenge their friends, solve puzzles and learn about how science is a part of the things they do every day.
Sciencentre is open daily 9.30-5pm and entry is included with Museum admission. For more info visit www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au
SUMMER DAYS AT THE MUSEUM
Now on until Monday 28 January 2019
These school holidays when it’s hot outside, the Museum of Tropical Queensland is the cool place to be with a new science exhibition, awesome events and interactive activities for children of all ages.
Daily activities include the new Sciencentre gallery – a discovery-zone with plenty of fun with more than 20 interactive exhibits to find out how science challenges the human body, exercises the brain and stimulates the senses. The new Construction Zone will also make for hours of imaginative play with the Big Blue Blocks and LEGO® plus the fun continues with the range of interactive exhibitions found across two massive air-conditioned floors.
The excitement factor is taken up a notch from the 7-24 January with a variety awesome special events including live science and 3D planetarium shows. In conjunction with Reef HQ, on Friday 18 January the Museum will open for one-night only before the school holidays finish and the Summer Days come to an end. Visit for a night of ‘science made simple’ with pop up science buskers, craft and other fun activities.
For the admission details and the full Summer Days at the Museum program visit www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au
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: www.mtq.qm.qld.gov.au/