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Museum of Tropical Queensland provides a range of exhibitions, curriculum-linked programs and resources for all ages. Schools can experience the museum by booking either a self-led visit or a facilitated program with our Programming Officer.

Choose your experience

Self-led visit
Booking a self-led visit to the museum offers a unique opportunity to experience the museum's current travelling and permanent exhibitions at your leisure.

Expand on students' understanding of classroom content through the self-led exploration of objects and exhibitions showcasing Queensland Museum Network's unique collections and research.

What's on

Facilitated programs
Facilitated school programs provide a deeper exploration and investigation of museum objects and exhibitions linked to the Australian Curriculum and QCAA Senior Syllabus. With a variety of options available, a facilitated program with our Programming Officer will enhance learning outcomes, inspire student inquiry and enrich your visit.

The duration of each program ranges from 45 to 90 minutes, with a maximum of 28 students per session. The Booking Officer will provide a custom itinerary for large groups requiring multiple sessions and groups requiring adjustments for specific needs.

Facilitated programs are bookable Monday through Thursday, Terms 1 to 4. Seasonal facilitated programs linking current travelling exhibitions with curriculum learning run throughout the school term for the duration of the exhibition.

School programs

School admission prices
Teachers and supporting adults are admitted free at a ratio of 1:5 for prep, primary and secondary or 1:4 for early childhood. Our staff will invoice your school on the day of your visit.

Your school is located in... Facilitated program Self-led visit
Townsville City Council $5.50 per person Free
Burdekin Shire Council $5.50 per person Free
Hinchinbrook Shire Council $5.50 per person Free
Charters Towers Regional Council $5.50 per person Free
Non-local school  $7.50 per person $6.50 per person

Plan and book your visit

Bookings are essential for all school group visits. Book as far in advance as possible to secure your preferred visit date and time.

Book a school visit to Museum of Tropical Queensland

Free visit for teachers

We invite teachers, early years educators and group supervisors to preview the museum free of charge prior to your visit to plan and prepare for your group's learning experience.

To redeem your free visit, simply show your teacher ID on arrival. Entry fees apply for family members and accompanying guests.

Email or phone (07) 4276 0600 to arrange your free entry.

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