What’s On – Queensland Museum Network October 2020

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
Queensland Museum is open again, but there are changed entry conditions to allow visitors to reconnect with arts and culture.
You will see some changes to the way we do things including booking a free-timed ticket to enter the museum.
SparkLab is a paid experience and you will need to purchase a ticket, Annual Pass holders will need to book a timed ticket prior to visiting.
Bryan the Blue-banded bee will be able to guide you through the museum and ensure you maintain social distancing.
To book your free online ticket visit www.qm.qld.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS:

I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland
Now open

I Do! Wedding Stories from Queensland showcases wedding garments, accessories and stories through a series of themes, revealing stories of evolving fashion, changing cultural traditions, heartbreaking circumstances and what it truly means to love.
The exhibition has been curated exclusively by Queensland Museum, showcasing never before displayed pieces from the State Collection, generous loans of personal items from Queenslanders and commissioned artwork.
Join us as we walk you down the aisle of changing custom, fashion and circumstance of weddings from the last 180 years.
Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au/ido

Level 2, Queensland Museum
Cost: $10 (Adult) and $8 (Concession)

Omnipresence
Closes 5 October

Take a step into the unknown and immerse yourself in Omnipresence, an audio-visual installation by artists Daniel Iregui and Mauricio Iregui.
Opening at Queensland Museum in August, expect the unexpected as you become part of the installation with multilayered reflections that merge and distort to create a reflection with a difference.
Step inside Omnipresence and become part of the installation.

Level 3, Queensland Museum
Cost: Free

Threads
Now open
Threads showcases a stunning collection of fashion and art from Aboriginal Quandamooka artist Elisa Jane Carmichael. It features six hand woven sculptural dresses and artwork Weaving: past, present, future to highlight Elisa Jane’s connection to country and personal journey to insert Aboriginal narratives into Australia’s fashion history.
In this exhibition, Elisa demonstrates how her arts practice creates threads that gives us a pathway to creating awareness about the depth of First Nation’s Peoples textile making in Australia and symbolic of interwoven, intergenerational knowledge.
Level 2, Queensland Museum
Cost: Free

SparkLab Sciencentre
Permanent

Ignite your imagination in SparkLab, our new Sciencentre experience where you’ll be free to follow your curiosity and bring out your inner scientist as you question, investigate and wonder about the world around you.
Explore 40 interactive exhibits across three zones and discover how science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) affect your everyday world.
www.qm.qld.gov.au

Level 1, Queensland Museum
Cost:
Adult: $15.50
Concession: $13.50
Child (5-15 years): $12.50
Family (2A + 2C): $46
Children under 5: Free
MyMuseum Members: Free

EVENTS:

Aviary of Finches
Closes 6 October

Fly into Queensland Museum to take in the vibrancy and colours of a charm of 20 live finches that have nested in a specially designed aviary on level 1.
Take the time to unwind, take in their dazzling array of beauty, listen to their subtle, yet enchanting chirps and song and enjoy their lively aerial antics and social interactions as they go about their day.
Once you’ve seen the most beautiful finch in the world, gain an insight into how it claimed that title with a rare look at John Gould’s The Birds of Australia from Queensland Museum’s rare book collection.
For a limited time, this extraordinary book will be on display alongside our charm of live finches.
Level 1, Queensland Museum

Cost: Free

Museum Workshops: Sketching
Thursday 15 October
5.30pm-8.30pm

Be inspired by history with local artist Greer Townshend as you learn how to illustrate objects from our collection using charcoal.
The inspiring stories of each object will unleash your creativity allowing you to bring each object to life as you hear from the experts themselves, the museum’s Curators and experts.
All objects will offer an exclusive insight into our collection as items not usually displayed on the museum’s floor.

Cost: $115 per person

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing
Follow Bryan the Blue-banded bee around the museum on a trail where you can discover objects, activities, and games to play.
Visit www.qm.qld.gov.au and download and print prior to arriving at the museum.

Queensland Museum
Cost: Free

The Workshops Rail Museum
North Street, North Ipswich
Phone: 07 3432 5100
www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
The Workshops Rail Museum is open again, but there are changed entry conditions to allow visitors to reconnect with arts and culture.
You will see some changes to the way we do things including booking a free-timed ticket to enter the museum.
Bryan the Blue-banded bee will be able to guide you through the museum and ensure you maintain social distancing.
To book your ticket visit www.theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS:

How Cities Work
Now open

Explore the city inside and out, top to bottom in a whole new way! From sewers to skyscrapers, this interactive exhibition reveals the secret workings of the city. Peek inside buildings, duck underground, and explore the streets to find out what’s going on above your head and beneath your feet. Based on the book ‘How Cities Work’ published by Lonely Planet, the How Cities Work exhibition has been developed in collaboration with renowned artist and illustrator James Gulliver Hancock, illustrator of the book.

Cost: Included with museum entry. Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child (ages 3 to 15) $11.50 and Family (2 adults + 2 children) $44.50
Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Iridescent
Until 30 November 2020

Marvel at the beauty of the Nacre, also referred to as mother-of-pearl, in this stunning exhibition. This display showcases specimens and objects held in the museum’s collections that illustrate the diverse and imaginative ways that humans have shaped and used this iridescent substance.

Cost: Included with museum entry. Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child (ages 3 to 15) $11.50 and Family (2 adults + 2 children) $44.50

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Code Breakers: Women in Games
Powering up from 24 October 2020

Did you ever want to crush a bully, run with wild animals, or be a race car driver? You can do all this in more via the games featured in this new and exciting exhibition. Developed by ACMI, Code Breakers: Women in Games is the first Australian exhibition celebrating the achievements of women working in the games industry.

Cost: Included with museum entry. Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child (ages 3 to 15) $11.50 and Family (2 adults + 2 children) $44.50

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Sciencentre
Now open

Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre.
Follow your curiosity, ask questions, test your ideas and use your imagination in this fun and experience-rich environment.
Find out more about the science behind train travel, challenge your friends, solve puzzles and learn how science is a part of the things we do every day. Explore the world of science through play with over 20 interactive stations.

Cost: Included with museum entry. Adult $14.50, Concession $12.50, Child (ages 3 to 15) $11.50 and Family (2 adults + 2 children) $44.50

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

EVENTS:

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing
Follow Bryan the Blue-banded bee around the museum on a trail where you can discover objects, activities, and games to play.
Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au and download and print prior to arriving at the museum here:

Cost: Free
Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Little Nippers
Every Thursday at 9.45am (except school holidays)

Little Nippers is the Museum’s playgroup for 2–6 year olds. Each Thursday from 9.45am learn through story, rhyme, dance, song and creative activities (excludes school holidays). This month’s theme is Under the Ocean.

Cost: Included with entry

Visit theworkshops.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Cobb+Co Museum
27 Lindsay Street, Toowoomba
Phone: 07 4659 4900
www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au

WE ARE OPEN AGAIN
Cobb+Co Museum is open again, but there are changed entry conditions to allow visitors to reconnect with arts and culture.
You will see some changes to the way we do things including booking a free-timed ticket to enter the museum.
Bryan the Blue-banded bee will be able to guide you through the museum and ensure you maintain social distancing.
To book your ticket visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au

EXHIBITIONS:

Science on the Move
Now open

Enjoy, discover and explore principles of light, music and sound, human biology and health, force and motion, ecology and the environment, electricity and magnetism, human population and genetics.
Science on the Move’s intriguing exhibit investigations will engage your mind and body.
Turn yourself into a battery, crank up a tornado in a bottle, escape from handcuffs, predict the outcome of chaos, build a food chain, measure your fitness and much, much more.

Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

Sciencentre
On now

Unleash your inner scientist at the new Sciencentre. Follow your curiosity, ask questions, test your ideas and use your imagination in this fun and experience-rich environment.
Find out more about the science of energy – what it is and how it’s converted to things like bubbles, waves and electricity. Explore the world of science through play with 15 interactive stations.

Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

NEW: Split, sawn & shaped | Making a wooden wheel using traditional hand tools
Open now and free with museum entry

In past generations, people turned wooden logs from the forest into the everyday items they needed like furniture, homes, vehicles and tools.
During the Industrial Revolution, many trade skills were replaced by powered machinery in factories, but traditional ‘handmade’ methods were still used in small towns and villages into the twentieth century.
Andrew MacDonald, Factory Supervisor Cobb+Co Museum, took on the challenge to make a wooden wheel using only hand tools. Visit the display to see the process and the tools used.

Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

EVENTS:

Backyard Detective GROW
Daily while stocks last
Put on your detective shoes for our spring school holiday program! For $6.50, kids will be given a GROW pack filled with goodies for their home garden, and a self-led trail activity. Running daily, purchase your GROW packs at our front counter.

Little Cobbers returns!
Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays during school term, 9.15am
Designed for children under six years of age, Little Cobbers encourages fun and discovery based around a museum object.
Each week during school term time, the Little Cobbers box is opened and a new object is uncovered. The children learn about the object in the box, hear a related story and join in activities.
Little Cobbers will be held in a new location, under the shingle roof in our museum Show Ring.

Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

Curator Conversation
Wednesday 7 October, 2.30pm

Darling Downs palaeontologist Ian Sobbe presents: What’s new in palaeontology?
How can anything be new in palaeontology when the fossils are thousands and even millions of years old? Well, the fossils may be ancient but new discoveries of fossils are being made in Queensland and across Australia all the time.
The event is FREE, but bookings are required to manage numbers. Phone (07) 4659 4900 to secure a spot.

Cost: Included with entry to museum. Admission is FREE for residents of the Toowoomba Regional Council region with proof of residency
Adult $12.50, Concession $10, Child (ages 3 to 15) $6.50, Family (1 adult + 3 children) $25, Family (2 adults + 4 children) $32

Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au or phone 07 4659 4900

Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing
Follow Bryan the Blue-banded bee around the museum on a trail where you can discover objects, activities, and games to play.
Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au and download and print prior to arriving at the museum here:

Cost: Free
Visit www.cobbandco.qm.qld.gov.au for more information.

Hands on Workshops
Ongoing

Discover your inner artisan at one of our renowned Hands on Workshops.
Experience the satisfaction of learning a traditional skill and creating something beautiful and functional by hand. Classes are small to ensure you receive all the assistance you need to complete the project from our expert artisans. Plus you will enjoy delicious refreshments prepared in Cobb’s Coffee Shop.

Choose your workshop and book online now or contact Cobb+Co Museum on 07 4659 4900.

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