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Everything’s coming up turtles at Gympie Bone Museum this week

taxidermy turtle

We’re all about the turtles at Gympie Bone Museum this week!

We’ve got loads of different types on loan from Qld Museum and none of them are locked away behind glass! If you’ve ever wanted to get up close and personal with a turtle then this is your chance.

Turtle skulls are a lovely shape and really inviting to touch.

Send us your turtle selfies! Shall we do a competition for the best one???

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Gympie Bone Museum closed until 4 Feb 2020

That’s a wrap on What Lies Beneath, folks! It’s been a wonderful adventure in the octopuses garden. We’re closed for a week to clean up and recover. See you next Tuesday Feb 4 2020


Huge thanks to everyone who helped put it together, came in and supported the exhibition, including these amazing people who help us spread the word:
Play Back Gympie  All About Candy  Toyworld Gympie  Magicality Coco Blush  The Gympie Times  Dream Cakes By Dorita  Nicola Tizzard Mistress of Stitch Kris Janke Tipler & the #stitchin people Alba Aquaculture Farm  Aquatic Articulations  Jake McGowan  Gympie Gold Museum, Markets & Cafe  Zinc 96  Steve Bilko Bilokin  Rae Gate for Division 4 Gympie  Cooloola Bay Bulletin  Gympie Living  Gympie Regional Council  Colleen Miller for Div 3 in 2020  Dan 4 Gympie  Bunnings Gympie  Dianne Woodstock  Celebrate Gympie  Queensland Museum and especially to our group of incredible volunteers Dan, Trent, Daniel, Dani and Tim who run the museum every day and give such amazing experiences to our visitors. We get so many great reviews about them and we absolutely couldn’t do it without them!

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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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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.

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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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EXTENDED! Skeleton Articulation and Adornment on until 10 August


Good news, Skeleton Crew! The Gympie Bone Museum art show at The quARTz HuB has been extended due to popular demand. The show will now be closing next Thursday 10 August. This will be your last chance to see the exhibit in this format. The last Torchlight Tour will be held on Wednesday the 9th from 5.30 – 7.30pm. Other than that we have no private bookings for the coming week so if you’d like to rent the exhibition to host a private function it is available. Don’t forget that the artwork is for sale so you can take home a piece of history – this is the first exhibition from the first dedicated bone museum in Australia. Certain pieces are also available for touring so if you’d like to host them in your local gallery or public venue then please get in touch. Finally, National Science Week is coming up 12-20 August and if you’ve got a boney idea you’d like to put into action then we’re all ears. Let’s do something brilliant together!

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Artist Juliette Claire shows us why we get out of bed in the morning

Juliette Claire Wehling Wrathall has a BA in Fine Art Sculpture (RMIT University). She currently practices sculpture, jewellery design, painting and drawing. Instagram: fossickandforagedesign julietteclaireart

I met Juliette Claire at a skeleton articulation workshop not long ago. She was wearing the most amazing silver earrings she had made. Juliette is bright and bubbly and ridiculously talented and when we decided to put on this art exhibition I asked her to join us. Thankfully she agreed and the photos below show her talent and her wit. I love her hashtag #whywegetoutofbedinthemorning.

Come and see Juliette’s pieces at the Skeleton Articulation and Adornment exhibition this July at the quARTz HuB 13 River Rd Gympie. More of Juliette’s work is featured on her instagram @fossickandforagedesign and you can pick yourself up a piece on Etsy.

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What’s on in Gympie? Cloudland is on in Gympie!

Yesterday What’s On In Gympie took the time to have a chat with us about Cloudland – Gympie’s first rooftop cocktail bar event.  It’s the event of the year in Gympie and loads of businesses have pitched in to make it really special.  Check out the video to see the menu, hear about the Scurvy Dog, find out which cars the Gympie Historic Auto Club are bringing along and check out the Cloudmobile in all her V8 glory.

Ticket sales close tonight on Eventbrite so Book Now!