Tours, workshops and more

Tweed Regional Museum has an exciting range of events to accompany our exhibitions.

Whether it’s a school holiday activity, cocktail night, or a hands-on workshop you’re after, you’re sure to find something interesting going on at the Museum. 

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School holidays

Each school holiday, the Museum offers programs and activities that complement our exhibitions.

Current programs and activities

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Image: Gerad Krefft with a newly discovered manta ray, 'Manta alfredi', in the Museum’s courtyard in 1869

Behind the scenes tour of Capturing Nature
FREE

  • Wednesday 23 November 2022 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday 7 December 2022 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday 11 January 2023 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Wednesday 25 January 2023 | 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Join our Curator Erika Taylor for a fascinating behind the scenes tour of the Capturing Nature exhibition. 

Explore these fascinating images that tell the story of pioneering natural history and science in Australia between the 1850s and 1890s, a time when photography was becoming an indispensable part of museum practice.

Hear behind-the-scenes stories of the Australian Museum, learn about bad boy rebel curator Gerard Krefft and his pet miniature pig, and be fascinated by stories from the Tweed Regional Museums' own natural history collection.

All ages. 

Bookings essential.

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Diprotodon Fossil Dig!
FREE

25 October 2022 - 28 January 2023
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm (daily)

Alert all little explorers, paleontologists, and archivists! Real fossils have been found in the Museum.

What is it? Fossil, plant, shell, fish, gem or mammal? We need your help to dig, discover and identify it! Explore all the the natural history specimens and photographs in the Capturing Nature exhibition, learn about diprotodon's and uncover your very own fossil. 

Drop in. Self guided fun.  
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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Create a Cryptid (new animal)!
FREE

25 October 2022 - 28 January 2023
Tuesday to Saturday 10 am - 4 pm (daily)

A cryptid is an unknown, legendary, or extinct animal like those in popular folklore, such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster.

Explore the animals in the Capturing Nature exhibition and then create your very own cryptid using your imagination, collage techniques and drawing. What will you call your cryptid? Where did you last see it? 

Drop in. Self guided fun.  
Children under 12 years must be accompanied by parent or guardian.

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Eastern Fiddler Ray 'Trygonorrhina fasciata'

Museum Up Late: Explorers and Rescuers
FREE

  • Saturday 17 December 2022 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Explore the world around you and become active participants in the preservation of native wildlife and habitats. A night inspired by our fascination with capturing all things in the natural world and how we can preserve this land's creatures and landscape.  

Enjoy workshops, games and fascinating conversations with trained explorers, rescuers and curator, all inspired by the exhibition Capturing Nature: Early Photographs from the Australian Museum 1857-1893.  

Activities include:

  • Become a Green Hero - make and decorate your very own wildlife rescue kit “Glove Box Buddy” and paint and create a tree hollow “Nest Boxes” to provide shelter to over 300 different Australian native animals.
  • Explore the Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue teams amazing interactive display. See turtle shell carapaces and skull, sea bird bones and pelican wing, preserved sea snakes, and hatching's sea horses as well as damaging human-made objects removed from them.
  • Play an Adventure Game with our Museum Mate “Mitch” ��
  • Ask the Museum Curator, Erika Taylor
  • Diprotodon Fossil Dig!

Relax in our courtyard, while you enjoy tunes by Leigh James, tasty Asian Fusion food by Khanthaly Kitchen and fun beverages by The Gin Experience

Bookings essential.