Museum Up Late events

Tweed Regional Museum has an exciting range of Museum Up Late events on offer inspired by exhibitions on display! 

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Capturing Nature Street Party

  • Saturday 28 January 2023 | 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
We're having a Street Party!
The Museum will expand into surrounding streets for an epic evening street party inspired by the Capturing Nature exhibition. There will be roaming giant Diprotodon puppets, activities for all ages, live music, prizes, and food and drink stalls. 

Join our giant Diprotodon puppets as they roam the Museum surroundings, drop into workshops with eco-warriors, artists and animal experts, learn from curators, embody one of our threatened species, become an explorer with a Museum Mate, dig for fossils, and more.

Relax and enjoy live music by fiery bohemian rockers, Felicity Lawless and Elena Marcigot, aka MsEleneous. Also food and drinks by The Gin ExperienceSmoothjuiceCaravana TaqueriaBenilatoOKI FOOD, and Khanthaly Kitchen.

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Ancient giant Diprotodon's brought to life

Roving  |  4 - 8 pm

Follow ancient giants from a forgotten time as they roam the Museum and surroundings, lost in a jungle made of concrete, finding food and interacting with humans along the way. Let your imagination soar as you experience this exquisite, one-of-a-kind open-air puppetry performance from Australian visual theatre masterminds Dead Puppet Society

Create a Cryptid at the MoW 
Exhibition and workshop  |  4 – 8 pm

Visit our newest addition the Museum on Wheels, or the MoW as we like to call it. The MoW is a renovated 1972 classic caravan that will be bring the Museum to spots all over the region activating spaces with exhibitions and workshops. At the MoW you will see cryptid's, new animals like the Loch Ness monster, that have been sited by members of our local community. You can create, record and share your very own!  

Become a Green Hero
Workshops and citizen scientist activities  |  4 – 8 pm

Be a Citizen Scientist and capture important data by surveying the Great Barrier Reef, create you own wildlife rescue kit "Glovebox Buddy" and explore a wonderful marine life display including a giant whale vertebrae, a complete shark jaw, sperm whale tooth, and corals. Learn about the relationship between wildlife and habitat and experience the power of acting locally to support native fauna and flora with Green Heroes team.

Adventure Game with our Museum Mates
Adventure Game  |  4 - 8 pm

Collect your Game Card and be guided by our Museum Mates on an adventure throughout the Museum and the street party. Become an explorer and discover hidden stories and fun facts located in the Museum exhibitions and activities at the Street Party! You will find answers to questions, roar with the Diprotodon's, contribute to the chalk murals and record your very own taxidermy on film.

Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescuers & Recoverers
Interactive marine life display  |  4 - 8 pm 

Chat with our dedicated local rescuers of seabirds, shorebirds, sea turtles and sea snakes and explore their 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.

Grow your knowledge with the Australian Seabird & Turtle Rescue team about wonderful marine life that exists and how to reduce the human impact on them and the ocean.

Embody a threatened species
Face-painting  |  4 - 8 pm

Have your face exquisitely painted by our creature creators into one of our local endangered species and learn about their life and now fragile existence. Morph into your threatened species, roam with the giant Diprotodon puppets. 

Meet a Museum Curator and Archivist
Conversations and questions  |  4 – 8 pm

Meet Australian Museum Curator and Archivist Vanessa Finney and Tweed Regional Museum Curator, Erika Taylor on the Mezzanine level in the Capturing Nature exhibition. They will entertain you with dramatic tales and behind-the-scenes stories from the exhibition and answer any curious questions about museums, collecting, archiving, and more!  

Collaborative mural chalk drawing fun

More animals will be found outside the Museum. Get creative and colour in or add animals to our mural chalk drawings on the street. 

Cyanotype 'Nature Blue' photographic print workshop

Learn the early photographic cyanotype process, also known as the blue print process & take home your own framed work of art. Using arrangements of plants, shells and other natural materials, combined with your own drawing, you will create a beautiful, cyanotype print.

Become a palaeontologist and dig for fossils

Self guided fun  |  4 – 8 pm

Alert all little explorers, paleontologists, and archivists! More 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!