Close up photo of insects on display

Bug Fair

Thursday 18 & Friday 19 January 2024

Various activities from 10am – 2pm daily

Recommended for ages 5 years and above

Queensland Museum Kurilpa, Entry via level 2



Buzz in these school holidays for a big celebration of some of the world's smallest animals – insects!

Queensland Museum’s Bug Fair will showcase the un-bee-lievable antics of insects, with fascinating pop-up talks, live insects, roaming entomologists, demonstrations, activities and super-fly scientists to share their amazing discoveries!

Hear from our expert entomologists, ask questions about your own discoveries and dive into the secret life of insects with the Entomological Society of Queensland, Butterflies Australia and Bug Ed.

Our Bug Fair holiday program celebrates our Insect Agency exhibition which features incredible insect collections and discoveries, commemorating 100 years of the Entomological Society of Queensland.


Lets go on an Insect Hunt!
Location: Discovery Centre, Level 4
All day

Location: Discovery Centre, Level 4
11am and 2pm

Location: Insect Agency Exhibition, Level 2
From 12pm and 1pm

STEM PUNKS AR/VR Insect Activity
Location: Inventory, Level 4
10am – 2pm

BUZZ IN THEATRE TALKS (entry via Level 1 1/2)
10:30am – 11am
Now you see me, now you don’t: Insect Camouflage
Steve Wilson, Wildlife Photographer

11:30am – 12pm
Miniature Lives: Identifying Insects
Michelle Gleeson, Bugs Ed

12:30pm – 1pm
Butterflies in the digital age: how smartphones have changed citizen science
Chris Sanderson, Butterflies Australia

1:30pm – 2pm
Chasing dragons and damsels
Chris Burwell, Queensland Museum Entomology

Beetle Mania
Nicole Gunter, Queensland Museum Entomology

Seating is available on a first-come first-served basis. Please arrive early to secure a spot. Doors open five minutes before talk commences.

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