The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation (2020)



Get a rare glimpse of hatching turtles in their incubation chambers and the first moments of their ocean lives as they meet a seawater environment in specially designed tanks.

The annual turtle hatching is an important conservation initiative allowing intimate access to Australia’s Loggerhead turtles.After the festival, the newborn turtles will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 km off shore.

This initiative is designed in collaboration with internationally renowned herpetologist Colin Limpus and Queensland Museum Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Biodiversity Program and Chair of the Animal Ethics Committee Patrick Couper.

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Individual Session for visitors who prefer a quieter, sensory-friendly experience. Limited spaces available and bookings are essential. Patrons must book in advance please contact the World Science Festival Brisbane 07 3840 9103 or [email protected]


Free, Ticketed
Maximum 6 tickets per person.
All tickets purchased are for single entry.


LEVEL 2, WHALE MALL, QUEENSLAND MUSEUM, South Brisbane, Qld, Australia

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