Re-discover the Discovery Centre at Queensland Museum

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Fossils, dinosaur bones and butterflies will be back delighting the public from tomorrow as the newly-refurbished Discovery Centre reopens at Queensland Museum, thanks to a $3.25 million investment from the Palaszczuk Government.

Minister for Science Leeanne Enoch said Queenslanders would be able to re-engage with the Discovery Centre when it re-opens tomorrow.

“The Discovery Centre is a wonderful and popular space at the museum and feeds inquisitive minds by showcasing more than 1300 objects including 427 insect species,” she said.

“The Discovery Centre is an interactive space where people can meet museum experts, discover more about what they find in Queensland Museum or ask questions about their own discoveries.

“The Palaszczuk Government provided $3.25 million towards the re-development of the Discovery Centre and the newly refurbished 1000 square metre exhibition space, through the Arts Infrastructure Investment Fund.

“With the refurbishment now completed, this month will be jam-packed with activities at the Museum, including next week’s opening of the new level 3 exhibition space with the Museum’s largest ever exhibition NASA – A Human Adventure, and then the World Science Festival Brisbane.

“With this combination of science-themed openings and highlights, Queensland Museum continues to position Queensland as clearly focused on the future with a quest to discover more about the world around us.”

Queensland Museum CEO, Dr Jim Thompson, said the Discovery Centre was a much-loved part of the museum.

“The Discovery Centre has now been relocated to level 4 to complement the Museum’s Wild State Gallery,” Dr Thompson said.

“With 11 staff, the Discovery Centre is the hub of Queensland Museum, with our team keen to answer visitors’ queries not only in person, but also online and over the phone,” he said.

“Since 2008, the team has answered more than 10,000 enquiries per year on a range of topics from archaeology to palaeontology, our unique biodiversity and cultural history, and popular questions about insects, reptiles, arachnids, earth sciences and mammals.

“Returning will be the popular live animals – snakes, spiders, stick insects and giant cockroaches and the Meet the Curator sessions.

“Specialist staff within the Discovery Centre can answer questions and are happy to identify objects visitors collect.”

The Discovery Centre will be open on Level 4, Queensland Museum, from Saturday 9 March 2019 from 9.30am.

Visit https://www.qm.qld.gov.au/ to find out more information or ask an expert online or in person at the Discovery Centre.

Minister for Environment and the Great Barrier Reef, Minister for Science and Minister for the Arts
The Honourable Leeanne Enoch

 
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