Exhibitions

A Room for Wild Animals
25 February 2017 - 26 November 2017
A Room for Wild Animals features 20 taxidermy specimens from the Queensland Museum collection.
A Room for Wild Animals
Action Stations
Get hands-on with everyday science. Science is everywhere - at home, school, work and play. Discover what makes everyday things tick.
Action Stations
All Aboard
Get a sense of the story of rail in Queensland with this introductory exhibit in the foyer of the Museum.
All Aboard
Autumn 2013 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Autumn 2013 Mystery Object
Body Zone
Your body - like you've never seen it before. Challenge it, move it, re-assemble it, confuse it. Collect your vital statistics. For a total hands-on, minds-on, body-on experience - jump in!
Body Zone
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Explores how coral and marine creatures on the Great Barrier Reef use colour, light, patterns and textures to communicate.
Colour - Secret Language of the Reef
Da Vinci Machines
09 December 2017 - 27 May 2018
Explore the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci in this interactive exhibition for all ages.
Da Vinci Machines
Da Vinci Machines
09 December 2017 - 27 May 2018
Explore the mind of artist, scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci in this interactive exhibition for all ages.
Da Vinci Machines
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Dec 2011 - Feb 2012 Mystery Object
Deep Time
22 July 2017 - 15 April 2018
A fusion of art, science and technology, inspired by life 30 million years ago.
Deep Time
Diesel Revolution
See inside a diesel locomotive and drive the diesel cab simulator.
Diesel Revolution
Discover Tropical Queensland Gallery
Explore the environment of North Queensland through time, in the intriguing Discover Tropical Queensland.
Discover Tropical Queensland Gallery
Discovery Centre
With thousands of objects, animals and fossils at your fingertips the Discovery Centre is a showcase of the museum’s collection and provides a rich interactive experience for all visitors. Discover answers to your questions about Queensland’s natural, social and cultural history.
Discovery Centre
Enchanted Rainforest
Learn more about a typical North Queensland rainforest environment.
Enchanted Rainforest
ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
Discover our life-sized dinosaurs, how they lived and the food they ate. Explore your food choices, energy hungry appliances and challenge your friends on the energy bikes as you explore energy in your world.
ENERGEX Playasaurus Place
Energy For Life Discovery Centre
Find the energy in and around you
Energy For Life Discovery Centre
Feb - May 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Feb - May 2011 Mystery Object
Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
23 June 2017 - 28 January 2018
In an Australian exclusive, Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum is an international touring exhibition that will only be appearing at Queensland Museum.

The exhibition features more than 120 artefacts, interactive games and displays to reveal who gladiators were, where they lived and how they trained.

Gladiators: Heroes of the Colosseum
Great Barrier Reef photography display
05 August 2017 - 26 November 2017
Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
Great Barrier Reef photography display
Heritage of Helmets
One of the most significant collections of diving heritage on display in Australia.
Heritage of Helmets
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours
Tour the oldest operational railway workshops in Australia.
Heritage Railway Workshops Tours
Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition
16 September 2017 09:30 AM - 04 February 2018 05:00 PM
Horrible Histories - Pirates: The Exhibition
Ipswich Railway Workshops
The Ipswich Railway Workshops was an essential part of Queensland Railways. Discover the stories of the people who worked here.
Ipswich Railway Workshops
Jun - Aug 2011 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object is?
Jun - Aug 2011 Mystery Object
Jun - Aug 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Jun - Aug 2012 Mystery Object
Life on the Line
This photographic exhibition features the many and varied tasks that railway workers have performed over the years. From building and maintaining track to driving trains, a large number of people work behind the scenes to ensure that trains run safely and passengers arrive at their destinations on time.
Life on the Line
Lost Creatures
Lost Creatures is an epic Queensland story of the struggle to survive. Meet strange creatures, including our very own dinosaurs, giant marine reptiles and megafauna, and marvel at the diversity and immense size of creatures from our prehistoric past.
Lost Creatures
Lustre: Pearling & Australia
02 September 2017 09:30 AM - 28 January 2018 05:00 PM
An insight into the gritty human story of pearling in Australia.
Lustre: Pearling & Australia
Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering
08 September 2017 09:30 AM - 26 November 2017 05:00 PM
Stories and art from nine tribal groups of rainforest people from far North Queensland.
Manggan - gather, gathers, gathering
Mar - May 2012 Mystery Object
Can you guess what the Mystery Object was?
Mar - May 2012 Mystery Object
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