The annual hatching of turtles at World Science Festival Brisbane is one of our most popular activities, providing a rare opportunity to experience nature’s miracle up close and personal. Designed in collaboration with internationally renowned Herpetologist Colin Limpus, this extraordinary conservation initiative follows the initial stages of life, from incubation to hatching live at the Festival.
The new born turtles will then be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20km off shore.
The Hatchery is open daily from:
Morning Ticketed Sessions – SOLD OUT
Entry times commence at 9:30am daily, then at 30 minute intervals through to the last entry at 12:00pm. Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled ticket entry time. For example if your ticket time is 10:00am please arrive at the Museum no later than 9:50am.
Afternoon Sessions – no tickets required
From 12.30pm to 5.00pm no tickets are required. Entry is via queuing only. Last entry is at 4:30pm.
Why is entry timed?
Morning sessions are ticketed so that we can manage the flow of visitors through The Hatchery. Once inside you’re welcome to stay up to the end of your session. Please note there are no pass outs from the exhibition. We recommend planning your trip to the museum with plenty of time to find parking and allowing for possible delays on public transport.
Due to space limitations, pram parking is compulsory upon entering The Hatchery queue. There is a dedicated Pram Park facility available at the Whale Mall. Please go directly to the Pram Park before queuing.
• All tickets purchased are for single entry.
• Children over 2 years are ticketed.
• Large bags, food and drink cannot be taken into The Hatchery.
Queensland Museum & Science Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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