Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville

4.2
#1 of 9 in Museums in Townsville
See one of the world’s most extensive and significant collections of coral at Museum of Tropical Queensland. This museum of natural history and archaeology also keeps artifacts recovered from the wreck of HMS Pandora, which sank off the coast of north Queensland in 1791 after capturing some of the participants in the infamous mutiny on the Bounty. Other notable exhibits include animatronic versions of the world's most famous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Queensland’s own Muttaburrasaurus, as well as a typical north Queensland rain forest environment. Bring the whole family to the interactive exhibition of a Great Barrier Reef shipwreck, which is custom-built for families with small children. Use our Townsville road trip planner to add Museum of Tropical Queensland and other attractions to your Townsville vacation plans.
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  • Staff were friendly and informative. Many of the displays had an interactive element, which was interesting for children. I visited with 3 children aged 2 1/2, 7 and 14; all three enjoyed different as...  more »
  • Wonderful place to visit as always - fantastic varied and hands on activities for younger children. Can not rate cafe highly enough. Went out of their way to ensure our meal was accommodating to all f...  more »
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  • It is really affordable and changes their exhibits enough to make an annual membership a good idea. It is extremely child friendly (although my kids would have loved an update of the treasure hunt in the sunken ship). They do a great job during school holidays of mixing it up.
  • Interesting but the noise from children screaming and running around was annoying so left before we had time to finish! Parents should have more control of children in exhibitions to allow others to enjoy.
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