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“Worth a visit” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland
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US$69.83*
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Townsville and the Australian Army: Walking History Tour with Optional City...
Ranked #7 of 78 things to do in Townsville
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Owner description: Want to explore a shipwreck, dive on the Great Barrier Reef and visit a rainforest, all in one day? Situated in the city centre, the Museum showcases life in the tropics from dinosaurs to modern day, with our travelling exhibitions and local displays adding a touch of the unexpected. The Museum is family-friendly and has free activities and tours every day including a great activity where you can help fire a ships cannon (at 11am and 2.30Pm daily, covered shoes required). Our Cafe is open from 10am to 3pm daily and serves great coffee, milkshakes, fresh sandwiches, wraps, slices and more. There are gluten-free options as well. And we've got FREE WiFi!
Cairns, Australia
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31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Worth a visit”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We weren't expecting much from this museum, but were quite impressed. Our teen girls were interested in the Frock Stars exhibit, but we all found so much more of interest, from the informative Pandora displays to the cyclone experience. There were plenty of interactive exhibits to help entertain kids + a good variety of special activities for the school holidays.

Visited April 2014
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Townsville
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247 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“Fantastic New Exhibits”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014

We were pleasantly surprised at the high quality of the new exhibits at this Museum. The robotic dinosaurs were incredibly realistic and very interesting. Our grandchildren were very excited and captivated to see these creatures moving about. They loved the dinosaur's nest with babies hatching from the eggs.The Cyclones of North Queensland exhibit showed photos and videos of the largest cyclones to cross the North Queensland coast over the last 100 years. We found the rainforest playground to be hugely entertaining. The kids had fun going down the twisting tubular slide and pressing all the buttons to locate rainforest animals in their natural habitat. On the top floor there were interactive displays of sea creatures. It's really worth the visit and the airconditioning provided a great escape from the tropical North Queensland heat. There is a small coffee shop if you're looking for a quick snack.

Visited January 2014
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Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Awsome place to take the family”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2014

thew museum is an awesomem place to take the family, heaps to do and heaps to see, every schol holidays they always have stuff on for the kids

Visited January 2014
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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Good for a rainy day”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

I decided to visit the museum as Townsville does not have much to do. They had a wide range of things to look at. It was not an amazing experience but it filled in some time on a dull day.

Visited September 2013
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Canberra
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167 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Lots to see and do”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

We loved visiting this museum and had a great time viewing the exhibits - especially like all the dinosaurs. It took us about two hours to get through and we then headed out to check out Reef HQ. A great way to spend an afternoon and learn more about North Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

Visited December 2012
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