Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville

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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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  • We had a birthday party for our daughter. Everything was well organised, staff extremely friendly and helpful. Kids had a fantastic time. Everyone enjoyed. I will definitely recommend this place for b...  more »
  • My daughter had a "roaringly" good time at her 7th dinosaur themed party held in the amazing conference room this morning. The children had multiple kinaesthhic activities to do from colouring, to puz...  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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