One of the World Science Festival Brisbane’s most popular events returns to the Queensland Museum for the 2017 Program.

Visitors will once again have the opportunity to view baby Loggerhead Turtles hatching from eggs that are incubated onsite and timed to emerge during the Festival. Our Reptile Curator, Patrick Couper, will be on hand to oversee this project, which is designed in collaboration with Dr Colin Limpus, an internationally renowned turtle biologist.

Following the Festival, the Loggerhead hatchlings will be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20 km offshore. There will also be post-hatchling Flatback Turtles which will later be fitted with transmitters to track their early life movements. This once in a lifetime opportunity is presented by Queensland Museum, the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Sea Life Mooloolaba.

Cost: Free

Bookings are NOT required for this event.

About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the inaugural World Science Festival Brisbane from 22-26 March 2017.

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Held annually in New York since 2008 the World Science Festival is now one of the most celebrated science festivals in the world, and this year it's coming back to Brisbane!

The University of Queensland is proud to showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.



South Brisbane
Queensland Museum