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Bones and Bubbles Art Workshop


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Feb 26 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM


Join us after work for an introduction to drawing techniques with Tina Van. Enjoy a complimentary sparkling drink (non-alcoholic for under 18s) while this accomplished art teacher leads us through the basics of drawing with pencil and charcoal. Explore the world of positive and negative space which our skeletal subjects lend themselves to so well.

Bookings essential. $25 at the Museum, EFT available or through Eventbrite.

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Science in the Pub


Not all superheroes where capes – some of them wear fur coats!

Join us on the verandah for a conversation with Natalie Dowling and detection dog Maya from the University of the Sunshine Coast’s Detection Dogs for Conservation program. Natalie will disuss the innovative koala research programme that trains and employs dogs to be science superheroes. The dogs are trained to sniff out the scat of koalas so the humans can collect it and study it to secure the long term future of koala populations without disturbing the koalas. Dogs and poo – it’s a match! The dogs have sniffed their way through significant portions of Gympie and the Sunshine Coast and have contributed to the mapping of koala populations to secure the future of this unique but threatened species.

This is a free event. We just ask you to register to help us plan for catering. Drinks available at the bar.

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The bare bones of an idea


Gympie is going to be bypassed by the Bruce Highway by 2030.  It’s likely that the disruption that is caused by the roadworks leading up to that is going to discourage visitors from stopping long before that.  So what are we going to do?

Enter the Gympie Bone Museum Project.  Led by a group of innovative and diverse Gympie business people the project intends to bring an innovative science and tourism facility to the town that will attract visitors to the town and give the locals a hub to gather in and use as a meeting place and event center.

This will be so much more than a museum.  More than a hall of bones.