Meet our Curators

The Green Python, Morelia viridis, from the rainforests of Cape York Peninsula.Mottled Scorpion, Lychas sp.From the labs and collection stores to the gallery floors, our scientists, collection managers and museum staff will bring out from the ‘vault’ specimens and objects from the collection. Each session our museum staff will take you on a unique journey of discovery, where you can get up close with museum collections, uncover the amazing discoveries and work of our scientists, ask questions and share your own stories and experiences.
View up close snakes, arachnids, land snails, meteorites and more

Dates:
14, 15, 17, 18 August 2017
Full program below

Times:
11am  12pm 
1pm – 2pm 

Location
Discovery Centre, Level 3

Cost
Free. No bookings required.

Program

Meteorites
Monday 14 August
11am - 12pm 
Andy Christie

Meteorites are objects from space that hit the Earth every day. They give us scientific information about how planets form and what they are made of. How would you recognise a meteorite, and what would you do if you discovered one?

Snakes of South-east Queensland
Monday 14 August
1pm - 2pm
Patrick Couper and Andrew Amey

South-east Queensland is home to almost 50 species of snake. While they evoke fear in many people, only a handful are dangerous. Snakes occur in every habitat in south-east Queensland and show surprisingly diverse ways of life. Come and learn more about our scaly neighbours!

What's a Bug?
Tuesday 15 August
11am - 12pm
Chris Lambkin

Hands on identification of insects for all ages. Learn to tell the differences between a beetle, a grasshopper and a True Bug.

Amazing Arachnids
Tuesday 15 August
1pm - 2pm
Owen Seeman

Arachnids are more than just spiders. Join Dr Owen Seeman and explore some of the more impressive arachnids from the Queensland Museum collection - both alive and dead!

Shells from the Ocean
Thursday 17 August
11am - 12pm
John Healy and Darryl Potter

Molluscs form one of the oldest and most diverse groups of invertebrates (lacking a spine). For those with a shell, there can be a breathtaking variety of shell shape, colour and sculpture. Glossy, striped, spiny, pearly, frilled and delicate or huge and heavy, seashells have long fascinated humans. View up close and see just how colourful (and often weird) shells from the ocean can be.

Parasites are all around us!
Thursday 17 August
1pm - 2pm
Rob Adlard and Mal Bryant

Did you know that parasites number around half of all species on the planet! They are all around us and occur in every ecosystem. They are a normal part of the Australian fauna but when they interact with us humans or our companion and domestic animals, we need to fight back. View up close some real parasites for National Science Week.

Australia's native land snails
Friday 18 August
11am - 12pm
John Stanisic

Most people see snails as the introduced pests in their backyard. But Australia has about 2500 native land snails that play an important role in our forests.

Deep Time
Friday 18 August
1pm - 2pm
Andrew Rozefelds

Explore Queensland’s ancient past and the history of Queensland’s rainforests, using fossil material from the Geosciences collection and Queensland Museum research.

This program is subject to change without notice.

 

 

Event Details

Dates
14 August 2017 - 18 August 2017
Location
Level 3 Discovery Centre
Cost
Free