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Fun Palace – Owl Pellets with Gympie Regional Library

Gympie Bone Museum will be delivering an owl pellet workshop at the Gympie Regional Library Fun Palace on October 5!

We are very happy to announce that Gympie Bone Museum will be delivering an owl pellet workshop at the Gympie Regional Library Fun Palace on October 5!

Owl pellets contain all the bones of their prey. In this workshop we’ll each dissect a pellet and discover what our owls had for dinner.

We’ll have the STEAMPunks At Large microscopes on hand so you can really zoom in on what you find.

Take your pellet home, the bones you find in the pellet will need to be cleaned, but we’ll send you home with everything you need for this.

Ages 6 to 106.
Where: Gympie Library
When: Saturday 5 October
Time: 10am-11am
Booking essential: phone 5481 0859 or online at Eventbrite

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Revealing the Ravenous Reptiles with Di at Gympie Bone Museum

revealing the ravenous reptiles live stem talk with di woodstock at gympie bone museum

Di Woodstock is back from her latest dinosaur adventure in Winton! This time she has logged some serious hours in the lab prepping the bones of the ravenous reptiles that have been found in the area. You’ll be fascinated to hear what it takes to get a dinosaur bone from dig to display.

Come along to Gympie Bone Museum this school holidays to meet Di and hear all about it.

Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years. And it’s funny who she’s run into up there this time.

This will be a Q&A with museum director Debra Cook and with plenty of space for questions and conversation. The Ravenous Reptiles exhibition with select pieces on loan from Queensland Museum will be on display. Exhibition curated by Daniel Baines.

Admission: $2 per person entry to the museum
No bookings required

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The Ravenous Reptiles are coming

Have you ever wondered what makes reptiles tick?

Do you think there is more to the scales on these amazing creatures then meets the eye?

Coming to Gympie Bone Museum this school holidays is a glimpse into the lives of reptiles both native and intercontinental, ancient and modern and the adaptations they’ve used to survive for 350 million years.

Featuring crocodiles, goannas, frillneck lizards and Gila monsters to name a few, this exhibition includes select pieces on loan from the Queensland Museum.

The Gympie Bone Museum located in Condies Arcade at 163 Mary Street is hosting Ravenous Reptiles, a unique experience for kids and adults of all ages from 21st September to October 5th. Entry is a gold coin donation per person.

Feel free to check out our Facebook page for workshops and special events or get in touch for more info. facebook.com/gympiebones

Gympie Bone Museum is Australia’s first and only museum dedicated to the science and art of modern bones and skeletons. Open 10am – 3pm or after hours by appointment.

Gympie Bone Museum – come and see what you’ll look like later!

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Digging with Di school holiday event at Gympie Bone Museum

Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years.
Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years.

Gympie local Dianne Woodstock is a woman of many talents and passions. Di has been volunteering at the Australian Age of Dinosaur digs in Winton for many years.

Come along to Gympie Bone Museum this school holidays to meet Dianne Woodstock and hear all about her fossil digging adventures in outback Queensland.

Learn about life at the Australian Age of Dinosaurs

You’ll be fascinated to hear what it’s like to live and work on a fossil dig for a couple of weeks and how after just one visit she was hooked for life!

This will be a casual chat with plenty of space for questions and conversation. Queensland marine fossils and ichthyosaurs on loan from Queensland Museum will be on display.

Part of our Workshop Wednesday School Holiday Event series

Wednesday 10 July from 10am

Admission: $2 per person entry to the museum
No bookings required

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School Holiday Fun: Bugs After Dark Torchlight Tour

bugs after dark torchlight tour gympie bone museum holiday fun

Torchlight Tours are back for one night only with this school holiday fun event Bugs After Dark!
Our most popular event at the museum these self guided tours let you get up close and personal with the collection.

This April School Holidays we’re going on an Insect Safari!
Discover the Gympie Bones after dark on Friday April 12. Bring your torch and explore the exhibition with the lights out. Examine the bones and skulls and the insect exoskeletons up close, look into the corners and crannies of the cabinets and project your own shadow exhibition onto the walls and ceiling. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Doors open at 6.00pm. Entry $5 donation per person to the Gympie Bone Museum. Adults accompanying children are free.
No bookings needed. Plan to have dinner at Dorita’s Cafe next door after your tour!

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Nudibranch science in the pub

science in the pub with nudibranch champion gary cobb

science in the pub with nudibranch champion gary cobb

Join us for a conversation with nudibranch champion Gary Cobb from Nudibranchs Sunshine Coast.

Nudibranchs may be the most beautiful things you never knew we had right on our back doorstep and Gary is on a mission to make sure everyone knows what to look for. Learn all about the citizen science happening to identify all the species of these fascinating little marine creatures. Hundreds of species are still being found and you could find one too!

Nudibranchs are colourful and unique and Gary has some gorgeous photos to share with us.

This is an all ages free event. The verandah at the Australian Hotel is a family friendly venue.

Register at Gympie Box Office
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Science in the Public Library is back in March

science in the library with nudibranch champion gary cobb

We’ve extended the Science in the Pub series to include a kids session at the library after school. Same great guest, same great content just a different venue and timeslot for families that don’t want to take their kids to the pub at 6pm. And this time we’ll be talking sea slugs – so gross, so cool!

science in the library with nudibranch champion gary cobb

Join us for a conversation with nudibranch champion Gary Cobb from Nudibranchs Sunshine Coast.

Nudibranchs may be the most beautiful things you never knew we had right on our back doorstep. Learn all about the citizen science happening to identify all the species of these fascinating little marine creatures.
This is an all ages free event.  Registration now open at Gympie Box Office.
This event is hosted by Gympie Regional Libraries and Gympie Bone Museum to tie in with the World Science Festival Brisbane

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Meet you at the dead centre of Gympie!

Meet us at the dead centre of Gympie for our next death literacy event.

We’ll be having a conversation with Natalie from the Gympie Cemetery Trust in their beautiful gazebo on Cartwright Rd.


Natalie and Michelle are the friendly faces you will see when you visit the office at Gympie Cemetery. Every day they guide people through choosing a resting place in the cemetery, preparing for services and looking after the graves of loved ones.

Inspired by Dying To Know Day, at Gympie Bone Museum we’re trying bring to life conversations and community actions around death, dying and bereavement and an opportunity to:

– develop your death literacy

– consider your end of life plans such as a will and advance care plans

– share these wishes with your families

– get informed about end of life and death care options such as dying at home, home and community led funerals and natural burial

– be better equipped to support family and friends experiencing death, dying and bereavement

This is your opportunity to listen and ask any question that you are ‘dying to know’ about the cemetery but have never had the chance to ask.

Tickets $5 at Gympie Box Office.  Drinks available for purchase on the night.

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Introducing our new freight sponsors: Fastway Couriers Sunshine Coast

fastway couriers sponsors of the gympie bone museum

Regular visitors to the museum will know that we always have items on loan from the Queensland Museum. This helps us keep the displays fresh and interesting while we are making new ones in the background. It also lets us display native animal specimens which have special and expensive licensing requirements.

We are thrilled to announce that John and Ann from Fastway Couriers Sunshine Coast depot have sponsored the cost of transport for 50 boxes.  This is a huge hand up for the museum.  The savings we have made on freight can now go towards building more skeletons for the permanent collection.  With same day service to Brisbane and comprehensive online tracking capability we can be confident that the delicate museum specimens are in safe and capable hands.

If you happen to see our Gympie courier, Darryl, out and about in his bright blue Fastway shirt then give him a thumbs up.  He does a great job in all kinds of weather and takes good care of our delicate freight.

Thank you, John and Ann! Generous people like yourselves are the very backbone of the the Gympie Bone Museum.

fastway couriers sponsors of the gympie bone museum

 

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Solar Science in the Pub

science in the pub a conversation with solar power champion murray keys

Join us on the verandah at the Australian Hotel Gympie for a conversation with Murray Keys from the Gympie Community Solar Association.

Murray had a long and successful career in forest science research and is now the president of the Gympie Community Solar Association which helps people assess their power bills and work out the cost-benefit analysis of fitting solar power systems to their homes. They are a not for profit group.

Murray has a particular interest in mitigating climate change as he has observed the effects on our environment and seen first hand the issues it is causing in the Pacific and Asia where a lot of forest research projects are managed as joint projects with state and federal government.

This is a Gympie Bone Museum free event sponsored by Gympie Regional STEM Hub. We just ask you to register to help us plan for catering. Drinks available at the bar.

Science in the Pub have been our most popular events and it is our pleasure to showcase the Science Superheroes of the region.