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Queensland Museum Tropics offers rich and unique experiences for your students that will support and extend their classroom learning. Through specially designed school programs, hands-on exhibits and exhibitions, your students will develop their love of learning and appreciation for Queensland's incredible biodiversity and natural heritage, history and culture when you visit.

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's unique collections and research.

What's on

Facilitated programs
The duration of each program ranges from 30 to 90 minutes, with a maximum of 28 students per session. The Programming Coordinator will provide a custom itinerary for large groups requiring multiple sessions and groups requiring adjustments for specific needs.

Facilitated programs cost $7.50 per student.

School programs

School admission prices

A general visit to the museum is free although bookings are essential. Additional experiences such as school programs, special exhibitions and events are optional and may incur a cost.

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.

Schools and children’s group visits to Brickman Cities cost $10 per student.

Entry to the North Queensland Galleries including Pandora and Sciencentre are now free for all school and children’s groups. 

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

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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