Visitors to the Festival can get a rare glimpse of hatching turtles in their incubation chambers and the first moments of their lives as they meet a seawater environment in specially designed tanks. At the close of the exhibition the newborn turtles will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 km offshore.
This important conservation initiative is designed in collaboration with internationally renowned herpetologist Colin Limpus and Queensland Museum Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Patrick Couper.
No bookings required
2.30pm–4.30pm Wednesday – Friday
9.30am – 4.30pm Saturday – Sunday
Please allow 10 – 15 minutes to learn about the turtle life cycle, habitats and the Mon Repos conservation success story prior to viewing the hatchlings.
Due to space limitations, pram parking is compulsory before entering The Hatchery queue. There is a dedicated Pram Parking facility available in the Whale Mall, opposite the entry to The Hatchery.
• Large bags, food and drink cannot be taken into The Hatchery.
• The team from the World Science Festival Brisbane are using cameras to live stream our baby turtles hatching and there is a possibility you may be filmed.
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