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!
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!
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
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.
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.
Register now for our free It’s a Skin Thing workshop on Saturday 12 May 2018.
We need lots of small bones for a crowd built public art piece that will be built in the museum in June. The museum has been listed on the Gympie Regional Gallery Studio Art Trail this year and we want all our visitors to be a part of a new exhibit.
To get enough bones ready in time for the project we need a few extra hands. This is a good opportunity to run a free skinning workshop and get it done quickly.
We’ll be skinning small, introduced species like toads and mice which have all been humanely sourced and euthanased. All materials including gloves will be provided. This workshop is not for the faint hearted!
Tea, coffee, cold drinks and afternoon tea will be provided.
This workshop will run from 1pm – 5pm Saturday 12 May 2018. Numbers are strictly limited to just 12 places. Please note this event will not be held in the museum but will be held in our workshop nearby. Address details will be provided to participants the day before the event.
Feb 26 at 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
NOW EVERY FORTNIGHT FROM 29 Jan 2018
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.
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.
In another first for Gympie, the Gympie Bone Museum brings 2017 Australian of the Year Prof Alan Mackay-Sim to town for Science in the Pub.
Join us for a cold one after work on the verandah at the family-friendly Australian Hotel Gympie for a conversation with Australian of the Year Alan Mackay-Sim . Alan is a neuroscientist, stem cell scientist and STEM champion at the Griffith University Institute for Drug Discovery.
Cindy Vogels will be our host to find out from Alan what he knows about stem cells in the nose and how that led to some leaps and bounds in spinal regeneration treatment.
Bonus points for getting Alan’s top tips for maintaining a magnificent mustache!
Its a free event, just register so we can get a handle on numbers for seating & finger food. Drinks available at the bar.
Tickets now available at Gympie Box Office! Tony runs a great ticketing site and really supports local events so if you have something on please look at using it.
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An art exhibition with bite
For the duration of July the Gympie Bone Museum will be hosted by The quARTz Hub to present our bone artwork exhibition Skeleton Articulation & Adornment. We have been lucky enough to secure grant funding for this exhibition. We thank the Regional Arts Development Fund and our local Bendigo Bank community branch for the help to deliver another first for Gympie.
The art of science and bones is curated by artist, gilder and furniture restorer Manu Bugallo-Vales. It will also feature work by artists Juliette Claire of Fossick and Forage Design, Annie Howard and Gympie Bone Museum. There will be interactive elements to the show as well as special events during the month.
Bone artwork designed to inspire
Artists, photographers, teachers and students are encouraged to visit the exhibition and be inspired by the works on display. We are interested in seeing the creative work this exhibition might inspire in others.
The quARTz HuB is now in the building formerly occupied by PC Place at 13 River Rd Gympie next to the Telstra shop. The exhibition will be open 3 – 30 July and entry is free. The HuB is open 9-3 Monday to Friday and 9-12 on Saturday. Private viewings and after hours access can be arranged for groups, school groups, art clubs etc by contacting us via our contact page.