The annual hatching of turtles at World Science Festival Brisbane is one of our most popular activities, providing a rare opportunity to experience nature’s miracle up close and personal. Designed in collaboration with internationally renowned Herpetologist Colin Limpus, this extraordinary conservation initiative follows the initial stages of life, from incubation to hatching live at the Festival.

The new born turtles will then be transported to the Sunshine Coast and released 20km off shore.

The Hatchery is open daily from:

  • 9:30am to 12:00pm (Free ticketed entry – SOLD OUT)
  • 12:30pm to 5:00pm (Free entry – no tickets required).

About UQ at World Science Festival Brisbane

The University of Queensland is proud to partner with the Queensland Museum for the third World Science Festival Brisbane from 21-25 March 2018.

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 will showcase our expertise across all aspects of science through talks, panels and engaging science demonstrations during World Science Festival Brisbane.

Full program.


Queensland Museum & Science Centre, Grey Street, South Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Queensland Museum