Getting to Museum of Tropical Queensland

Museum of Tropical Queensland is located at 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville.

  • Public Transport

    Catch the Sunbus (now Kinetic) route 200, 201 or 206 from the Townsville City bus hub on Ogden Street.

    This bus departs at regular intervals from the Ogden Street bus hub to the Ferry terminal and will drop passengers off at the bus stop located outside the museum on the return journey back to the Ogden Street bus hub.



  • On Foot

    We are at 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville. The museum is approximately a 10 minute walk from the corner of Flinders Street and Denham Street.

    Walk east down Flinders Street until you arrive at the museum.

  • By Car

    Head east down Flinders Street, follow the signs at the roundabout to the museum.

    Street parking is available directly opposite the museum.

  • Individual Needs

    Please give us a call on (07) 4726 0600 if you require assistance, or let us know when you arrive.

    We have a set down area at the front of the museum which is wheelchair accessible, as well as disabled toilets, lifts and ramps accessing all exhibitions levels.

    We recognise the Queensland Government’s Companion Card program, and admit carers free on presentation of appropriate identification.


Frequently Asked Questions

Find out the most frequently asked questions. If you can’t see your question here, you can contact us and our team will get back to you.

  • When is the Festival on?

    World Science Festival Queensland is being held in Townsville on 23 – 24 June 2023.

    The school holiday program will be held in June/July 2023.

  • Where is the Festival held?

    All Townsville events are held at Museum of Tropical Queensland, 70-102 Flinders Street, Townsville.

  • Is it free?

    The school holiday program is included with the general museum entry admission charge. Details are here.

    The activities on the student day are free for school students, but bookings are required.

    Most events for the general public are free. For any ticketed events, check the relevant event page for more details on tickets and prices.

  • How do I book a ticketed event?

    Click the booking button on the relevant event page.

    For school bookings, you can also call the museum on (07) 4726 0600.

  • Is the event happening anywhere else?

    Yes, World Science Festival Queensland runs throughout 2023 at multiple locations across Queensland:


    21 – 22 May 2023

    School Holiday Program: June/July 2023


    2 – 3 June 2023


    23 – 24 June 2023

    School Holiday Program: June/July 2023


    28 – 29 July 2023



    11 – 12 August 2023

    School Holiday Program: April 2023