Insectarium

Explore the microscopic world of insects these holidays! 

Thursday 3 January to Friday 25 January (weekdays only)

Live Insect Show at 10am and 11.30am 

See beetles and bugs both large and small this summer as you explore the Insectarium School Holiday Program!  

Insectarium is crawling with things for the whole family to see and do:

• See images of the iconic Dodd insect collection – where art meets science.
• Get up close to insects from the Queensland Museum collection.
• See live stick insects and sort their insect eggs from their frass (stick insect poo).
• Create your own butterfly that flutters when you move.
• Be an insect artist! Examine insects up close then draw and colour them.
• Match the butterfly wings to create amazing butterfly pictures.
• See microscopic images of insects in 3D.

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Designed for children aged 3 to 12 years. 
Cost: $10 per child* includes live insects and an activity booklet.
Buy tickets online or purchase at the door.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  

 

Image credits:
Main image: Case of Ulysses Butterflies from the Dodd Collection © Queensland Museum, Geoff Thompson.
Bottom images (l-r): Yellow-faced Blow Fly, Amenia sp. © Queensland Museum, Geoff Thompson and Andy Wang; Stag Beetle, Lamprima sp. © Queensland Museum, Geoff Thompson and Caroline Harding; Dodd case of New Guinea butterflies featuring Orange Jezebels, Delias aruna. © Queensland Museum, Geoff Thompson

 

 

Event Details

Dates
03 January 2019 - 25 January 2019