THESE SESSIONS ARE SOLD OUT.
Visitors to the festival can get a rare glimpse of hatching turtles in their incubation chambers and the first moments of their lives as they meet a seawater environment in specially designed tanks. At the close of the exhibition the newborn turtles will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 km offshore.
This important conservation initiative is designed in collaboration with internationally renowned herpetologist Colin Limpus and Queensland Museum Senior Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians, Patrick Couper.
Families with young children: 9.00AM -10.00AM Wednesday –Friday (Free, ticketed event bookings essential)
All Welcome:2:30PM – 4:30PM Wednesday – Friday (Free no bookings required) 9.30AM - 4.30PM Saturday –Sunday (Free no bookings required)
Allow 10 – 15 minutes to learn about the turtle life cycle, habitats and the Mon Repos conservation success story prior to viewing the hatchlings.
Pram ParkingDue to space limitations, pram parking is compulsory before entering The Hatchery queue. There is a dedicated Pram Parking facility available in the Whale Mall, opposite the entry to The Hatchery.
• All tickets are for single entry.• This is a free/ ticketed event. Children over two years and adults will require a ticket for entry to The Hatchery• Large bags, food and drink cannot be taken into The Hatchery.• The team from the World Science Festival Brisbane are using cameras to live stream our baby turtles hatching and there is a possibility you may be filmed.
Free, ticketed event
Free, ticketed event bookings essential Wedneday 20 March - Friday 22 March, 9.00AM - 10.00AM (Last entry 9:45AM)
Free Wednesday 20 March - Friday 22 March, 2.30PM - 4.30PM Saturday 23 March - Sunday 24 March, 9.30AM - 4.30PM
Queensland MuseumGrey Street, South Brisbane
Recommended for all ages.