The Hatchery: Turtle Conservation Experience | World Science Festival Brisbane

South Brisbane, Brisbane Area

22 – 25 March 2018 - 

Free Entry

The annual hatching of turtles at World Science Festival Brisbane is one of their 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 20 kilometres off shore.

The Hatchery is open daily from:
12:30pm to 5:00pm (Free entry – no tickets required).

Afternoon Sessions – no tickets required
From 12.30pm to 5.00pm no tickets are required. Entry is via queuing only. Last entry is at 4:30pm.

Pram Parking - Due to space limitations, pram parking is compulsory upon entering The Hatchery queue. There is a dedicated Pram Park facility available at the Whale Mall. Please go directly to the Pram Park before queuing.

Event Dates

This event occurs annually:
22 – 25 March 2018

Event Venues

Queensland Museum & Science Centre
Grey Street
South Brisbane
Queensland, Australia 4101

Internet Access

  • Free Wifi


  • Car park
  • Non Smoking Establishment
  • Shop

Other Information


Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

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