World Science Festival Brisbane’s annual turtle hatching is an important conservation initiative that allows intimate access to Australia’s precious Loggerhead turtles. Visitors to the festival can 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.
In 2021 the Hatchery will also include online resources focused on the increasing threats of plastic pollutions to these special and endearing marine animals.
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.
After the festival, the newborn turtles will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 km off shore.
Due to the popularity of this event, only 36 tickets can be issued to each school (30 students plus 6 teachers/carers).
– Due to COVID-19 visitor restrictions a maximum of 36 people can attend each session.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled ticket entry time. For example, if your ticket time is 10am please arrive at the Museum no later than 9.50am.
The Hatchery is open to the general public after 2.30pm.
Wednesday 24 to Friday 26 March
11am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1pm, 1.30pm and 2pm daily
To book, complete the QTIX School Group Booking Request form
If you have any questions, please phone a QTIX Groups Bookings Officer on (07) 3840 7466.
Large bags, food and drink cannot be taken into The Hatchery.
Please note the student to adult ratio – please see our Information for Schools page for details.
Patrons with special access needs
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